Second star to the right: Everland review

Second star to the right: Everland review

Please be aware that this review contains some spoilers. Do not continue reading unless you are fine with being spoiled. 

I’ve been looking forward to reading Everland since receiving it in an OwlCrate box last year. I’d heard mixed things about it, but the cover was swoon-worthy and it’s a retelling of Peter Pan, which I was really excited about. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations.

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Jump for my love: The Bone Season review

Jump for my love: The Bone Season review

Please be aware that this review contains some spoilers. Do not continue reading unless you are fine with being spoiled. 

I put off reading The Bone Season for so long because a) I had no idea what it was about and b) it’s enormous. I DID know that it was set in England, so I was determined to finish it before my trip to the U.K. next month.

As it turns out, there’s a very good reason for this book to be so fat. The world Samantha Shannon has created is the most complex thing I’ve read in quite a while.

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Join me for my August 2017 book photo challenge!

Join me for my August 2017 book photo challenge!

Join me on Instagram for a fun month of book photography! Want to know more about the prompts? Everything is explained here. Just remember, these explanations are for inspiration or guidance. You can interpret any of the prompts however you choose.

This month’s challenge is inspired by A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones!) but you do NOT have to take photos of those books if you don’t want to. These prompts can be applied to any other book, series or character you like so just have fun and let them inspire your creativity.

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Hide and seek: Magrit review

Hide and seek: Magrit review

Please be aware that this review contains some spoilers. Do not continue reading unless you are fine with being spoiled. 

I purchased Magrit after hearing the author, Lee Battersby, speak at last year’s Brisbane Writers Festival. His novel tells of a young girl trapped in a graveyard that no one could get in or out of. That cool premise, combined with the pretty cover, had me desperate to know more.

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Somewhere over the rainbow: Where You’ll Find Me review

Somewhere over the rainbow: Where You'll Find Me review

Please be aware that this review contains some mild spoilers. Do not continue reading unless you are fine with being spoiled. 

When this showed up in the mail, I was really reluctant to start it. Where You’ll Find Me is a middle-grade book, and I assumed it would be below my preferred reading level, but I was pleasantly surprised by the maturity of the writing and the characters.

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Hit the road: Stalking Jack the Ripper review

Hit the road: Stalking Jack the Ripper review

Please be aware that this review contains some spoilers. Do not continue reading unless you are fine with being spoiled. 

Ahhhh, historical fiction. Welcome back to my life, you glorious creature.

I kept seeing pictures of Stalking Jack the Ripper all over Instagram, and I needed to know what all the fuss was about. So I downloaded the audiobook from my local library and flung myself into a fantastic world.

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