My first impression of this novel was the beautiful cover! It is an absolutely stunning book, and it gets even better under the dust jacket showcasing a gold gilded, traditionally bound book. The plot was well executed and I found the jumps in time and point of view changes refreshing without being confusing. The story itself was not what I expected from the blurb.
Helloo!! I hope you are all doing well? In light of the new year, I think it's appropriate for me to share the YA books I'm most excited about releasing in the first 6 months of 2019!! So here they are in no particular order (like my sock drawer). Enchantée by Gita Trelease Release Date: February 5th … Continue reading My Most Anticipated YA releases of 2019 (Part 1)
I went into this book with lousy expectations after reading polarising Goodreads reviews. Despite numerous reviews complaining about the boring narrative and laborious pace of this book; I personally found it well paced and hard to put down. That said I can acknowledge on reflection that there didn’t really seem to be much of a plot. I believe this is intentional as the book was crafted to seem like the retelling of a handful of days in Holden's life, rather than an adventure novel.
© Copyright Image Written by: Beatrix Potter Series or Standalone: Standalone Genre: Children, Fiction Source or Bought: Bought Goodreads Rating: 4.32Buy on ABE Books Here "Somehow there were very extraordinary noises over-head, which disturbed the dignity and repose of the tea party” Synopsis: “A beautiful treasury which brings together four of the most beloved Beatrix Potter tales. Tom Kitten and his … Continue reading Book Review: Treasured Tales from Beatrix Potter
Wow, that title is a mouthful! Over the years I`ve found sooo many incredible books in charity shops. Yet many of my friends have commented that the chaotic nature of these shops has put them off shopping there. I`ve found the best way to go book shopping in a charity shop is to strategize with 5 simple rules. Don’t go in … Continue reading 5 Top Tips: Charity Shop Book Shopping
Written by: Neil GaimanSeries or Standalone: Standalone Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Adventure Source: Borrowed from a friend Goodreads Rating: 4.09 Buy it on Amazon here “It is a long story, and it does no credit to anyone: there is murder in it, and trickery, lies and foolishness, seduction and pursuit. Listen.” Synopsis: “The great Norse myths, … Continue reading Book Review: Norse Mythology
© Copyright Image Written by: Lilian Stoughton Hyde Series or Standalone: Standalone Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Classics Source: Bought Goodreads Rating: 3.88 Buy it on Amazon here! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- "She was so beautiful that the whole sky flushed pink with pleasure” Synopsis: "In the preparation of this book, the aim has been to present in a manner suited to young … Continue reading Book Review: Favourite Greek Myths