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Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine: Review

The second book in the ‘The Great Library’ trilogy did not disappoint. As predicted everything went topsy-turvy and I thoroughly enjoyed being along for the ride… Title: Paper and fire Author: Rachel Caine Publication date: 5 July 2016 Pages: 368 Blurb:  With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good. Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and…

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine: Review

I read this book, if I’m honest, because I read PaperFury’s review/ expo on it and was completely sold on it. The girl was DAMN excited about this series, and rightfully so! This book was everything I wanted and more and please can I have the next one now? Please? Title: Ink and Bone Author: Rachel Caine Publication date: July 7th 2015 Pages: 352 Blurb:  Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. Jess Brightwell believes in…

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel: Review

In this, the age of American Horror Story, Dexter and Game of Thrones entertainment channels are able to (and often do) talk about increasingly shocking ideas. For some reason many of us are a little dark too and are compelled to explore this kind of narrative – The Roanoke Girls is one of these new age taboo shakers and I was hooked on this heartbreaking tale from cover to cover. Title: The Roanoke Girls Author: Amy Engel Publication date: August 1st 2017 Pages: 288 Blurb: Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die. After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball…

All Things New by Lauren Miller: Review

All Things New is a story all readers of YA fiction will be ready and raring to read this August and it does not disappoint. It’s a charming page turner with a poignant message and a cute little love story to boot – pick it up August 1st.  Title: All Things New Author: Lauren Miller Publication date: August 1st 2017 Pages: Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn’t help, the meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and visible…

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley: Review

4 Days after its release I finally swiped the last page of Natasha Pulley’s The Bedlam Stacks on my kindle. Often books I read during reading slumps quickly become D.N.F’s but thankfully the intrigue of Pulley’s premise kept me going and I was able to enjoy a story wholly different from those I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying in recent months.  Title: The Bedlam Stacks Author: Natasha Pulley Publication date: 13th July 2017 Pages: 352 Blurb: In 1859, ex-East India Company smuggler Merrick Tremayne is trapped at home in Cornwall after sustaining an injury that almost cost him his leg and something is wrong; a statue moves, his grandfather…

5 great books, each for £1 or less (Kindle reads)

In case you haven’t already noticed, I’m not a big fan of spending money. (Quelle surprise) But in tangent to that I’m also a bit of an online shopaholic. Sometimes it’s difficult for me to balance the two. I’m also fairly certain that I’m not the only person who feels this way; at the moment I’ve not quite broken the bank. I’m still able to pay my rent and enjoy the things I like (books mostly) by using a few basic tricks to help avoid the purchase of expensive hardback books the second they come out. Aside from secondhand purchases, advanced reading copies and…

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: Review

Woohoo! I’ve finished book two! (And it was so much better than book one.) I’ve just finished reading the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and my-oh-my did I have fun reading it! If, like me, you indulge in a little YA Fantasy and love a good fictional world then I’d definitely recommend this series. Complete with world map, this 626 page novel will have you completely immersed in a fierce new world of fabulous magic. Title: A Court of Mist and Fury                  Author: Sarah J. Maas                          Date published: May 3rd 2016 Pages: 626 Summary:  Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court…