May 13, 2019

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I have a mixed relationship with Cassandra Clare and her writing, there are books I love like The Infernal Devices and the first two of the Dark Artifices series and then there are those I have struggled with such as Queen of Air & Darkness. Throughout all the books, however, there is one constant that keeps me reading and...

April 6, 2019

The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy #1) by James Islington

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very occasionally a book comes along that makes you drop everything and just immerse yourself in it wholeheartedly in its story, taking you into a cocoon of the world in which it is set. It's been a little while since I had a book that captured me so completely that I literally lost a whole day to it, never moving from my reading ch...

February 18, 2019

The Binding by Bridget Collins

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I picked up this book knowing only a very little about it and with having read none of the author's previous work so I really had no real expectations from this book. I know other reviewers have commented on the hype this book seems to have been getting but in my small area of Scotland I have to say I've not been aware of this and so I truly didn't have any preformed opinio...

January 24, 2019

So the Christmas Tree is packed away, kids are back to school and new reading goal is set on Good Reads with grand plans to work towards 70 books read in 2019 so I delved in straight away in January with a solid 5 books this month, and still a few days to go till the end of the month.  So let's take a look at the books I read this month. 

Girls of Paper & Fire by Natasha Ngan

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This book forms part of...

January 15, 2019

Knight's Shadow (The Greatcoats #2) by Sebastian De Castell

Rating; 5 out of 5 stars

I am utterly in love with this series! If I wasn't hooked after reading Traitor's Blade late last year Knight's Shadow has stolen my heart completely. I am in awe of the wonderful storytelling in these books and right about now I'm wishing that I could do nothing more in this world than become a Greatcoat. 

Yes, less than a month after I finish...

December 19, 2018

Queen of Air & Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

When I saw the new Cassandra Clare book the first thing I thought was "Wow, it's massive", it would appear that Clare is trying to outdo herself with each subsequent instalment in The Dark Artifices series and at nearly 900 pages this one is a hefty undertaking for any reader. Following up from Books 1 and 2 in this series, Lady Midnight...

December 10, 2018

Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats #1) by Sebastian de Castell

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

There are 3 well-known stories with which I've always been fascinated since childhood, Robin Hood, King Arthur and the knights of Camelot and The Three Musketeers. When I came across someone recommending Sebastian de Castell's Greatcoats series and likening it to Dumas' The Three Musketeers I was immediately on board because let's face it anything t...

November 29, 2018

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #2)

by Jessica Townsend

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

"Is that a children's book you are reading?" was the comment my mum made when she saw this sitting on the front seat of my car last week, there was a slight hint of mocking in her tone. My response was a resounding "yes" and in the back of my mind I was also thinking that yes it was the same series as my 7 year old daughter was r...

November 24, 2018

City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S. A. Chakraborty

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Kingdom of Brass is a book I've heard only good things about this year and I've really enjoyed books based in the more Arabian style settings since I was young. There is something really exotic and magical about the Egyptian feel and desert sands that make you feel you are truly escaping to a mystical land and City of Brass brings all of these...

November 8, 2018

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

At long last we have the conclusion to Throne of Glass, a series that has taken us on such a crazy wild and emotional journey over the course of the past 6 books and finally, we have the concluding book which needs to wrap up so many character arcs and delivery a fitting conclusion to Aelin's story. 

Throne of Glass has been a series that seems to be...

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