Book Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

I’m going to be completely honest, I don’t really know how to write this review. I’ve had The Bone Season on my radar since it came out in 2013. My mum heard about it on the radio and bought a copy because she thought we might be interested. I never got around to picking it up until February 2019, when I decided to give it a try in anticipation of Priory of the Orange Tree’s release. I didn’t know what to expect from The Bone Season except that it is weird and not every reader’s cup of tea. I can sum up my feelings on this book pretty easily: I have no idea what the hell just happened but I loved it.

Book Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six is the latest novel from the author of much beloved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, which I read and enjoyed last summer. I was incredibly curious about Daisy Jones, which tackles the history of a fictional 70’s rock band, and decided to give it a try before the hype truly set in.

Weekly Wrap-Up: 15 March 2019

Happy Friday! This month has been a bit wild so far, but at least I've had plenty of time for reading! I've been so busy these days. I'm ramping up my Bookstagram activity, filming videos like crazy, watching ungodly amounts of RuPaul's Drag Race, and have been making progress on my most anticipated book of the year. Basically, I'm ready for a nap.

Book Review: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The YA book world is currently buzzing about The Gilded Wolves, a new heist novel from Roshani Chokshi that looked like so much fun. It has heists! Diversity! 17th century Paris! Magic! What’s not to love? I went into this book with high expectations, and while I liked it well enough I just didn’t love it as much as everyone else seems to at the moment. While there were aspects that were good, I had some issues with other parts.

Book Review: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Years after his crime spree, the Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist didn’t have as much public interest as criminals like Jack the Ripper or the Zodiac killer, but for one woman, the capture of this man became an obsession. The Golden State Killer terrorised California residents across the 70’s and 80’s, committing over 50 rapes and at least 10 murders. True crime writer Michelle McNamara dedicated her life to finding this man's identity and putting him behind bars. Although she did not live to see his capture in 2018 -- she sadly passed away in 2016 -- she was instrumental in keeping these heinous crimes in the public consciousness.

Book Review: This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson

I’ve been reading so much fantasy lately and I’ve had a craving for some great sci-fi. Enter This Splintered Silence -- a book I had heard nothing about until I had the opportunity to request a copy. I’m so glad I took a chance on this novel -- it is a fast paced sci-if thriller that will delight fans of Lauren James’ The Loneliest Girl in the Universe.

Weekly Wrap-Up: 08 February 2019

It may be cold, windy, rainy, and unpleasant outside, but it's Friday!  Thank goodness. Life has been so hectic lately, but I've still managed to sit down and read, as well as get some things scheduled in here. That hasn't left much room for free time though, oh well.

Book Review: In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

The Wayward Children series has been such a rollercoaster for me so far. Every Heart a Doorway is basically perfect, Down Among the Sticks and Bones was infuriating and disappointing, and Beneath the Sugar Sky was a good read but nowhere near as great as the first book. I was so apprehensive about reading the fourth instalment in the series, In an Absent Dream, but I knew I had to give it a try because I love the concept so much. I’m so pleased to say that In an Absent Dream really turned the series around for me and is such a beautiful book.