YA REVIEW: BEFORE I LET GO BY MARIEKE NIJKAMP

"In Lost, difference comes at a price..." Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp is a haunting thriller that will stay with the reader long after they turn the final page. It tells an emotional story of loss, grief and the inhumanity a community can condone in order to fulfil their selfish desires. The main narrative [...]

REVIEW: MODERN CLASSIC BOOK PIC OF THE MONTH

THE CRUCIBLE BY ARTHUR MILLER “…children of a history which still sucks at the Devil’s teats.” (p. 38) Is it blasphemous that I have not read The Crucible till now? I went through my entire high school experience without ever being in any sort of contact with this book (nor did we ever learn about the [...]

ADULT FICTION REVIEW: TWISTED THREADS BY KAYLIN MCFARREN

Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren is a revenge-based fiction novel that focuses on finding absolution through murder. Published by Creative Edge Publishing LLC in November 2017, McFarren brings the forth a story that is both sensual and mysterious with a strong female lead, Mariko Mitsui, who works as an assassin for the infamous Zakua-kai Yakuza family [...]

#ROMANCELANDIA REVIEW: LET IT SNOW BY ERICA RIDLEY

I was intrigued when I first read the blurb, and slightly confused, because I didn't quite understand the fact that this book incorporated magic which, I don't think I originally read the blurb properly - so that kind of makes my entire point redundant. But what I'm trying to say is that I thought yes. Erica Ridley's Let [...]

#LOVEOZYA REVIEW: TAKE THREE GIRLS BY CATH CROWLEY, FIONA WOOD & SIMMONE HOWELL

#LOVEOZYA I am going to be quite honest, I picked this book up because I saw the name 'Cath Crowley' and I had such a deep love affair with her previous young adult novel, Words in Deep Blue.  I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The main plotline centres upon the friendship [...]

REVIEW: ORIGIN BY DAN BROWN

First and foremost, Edmund Kirsch reminds me of Tony Stark. Literally down to the personality type and the fashion choices. And Winston (AI) reminds me of JARVIS. I just really needed to get that out of the way. Moving onto the review portion of this post, Origin does not disappoint. Unlike the previous books, and maybe [...]

Adorable YA Reads: Part One

*PLEASE NOTE THAT MAJORITY OF THIS WAS WRITTEN PRIOR PLACEMENT*   I’ll have you know that I am a master procrastinator. Instead of doing homework - and trust me I have a mountain load - I sit down on my dinner table, and write mini-reviews. Because if I’m not doing homework, I am reading. Literally, [...]