I bought this book a few months ago from a charity shop in Devon. Growing up I was fascinated by the ancient Egyptians and I`m always keen to learn more about them.
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