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Review: Warm Bodies and The Burning World by Isaac Marion

Review: Warm Bodies and The Burning World by Isaac Marion

I first read Warm Bodies many, many years ago, but it wasn’t until I reread it in January that I realised I’d never reviewed it. I’d been planning to read and review The Burning World, so I thought I’d start off that review by briefly explaining why […]

Review: Arsenic For Tea by Robin Stevens

Review: Arsenic For Tea by Robin Stevens

If you missed my review of Murder Most Unladylike, the first book in the Murder Most Unladylike series, you can check out my thoughts here.    “Now, I’m going to say the pledge, and then at the end you have to say I do. Ready? Listen carefully. Do you […]

Cover reveal: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack

Cover reveal: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack

I’m so excited to be participating in this cover reveal. I’m a huge supporter of getting women into STEM fields (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, if you haven’t heard of it before!) and the Brave New Girls anthologies raise money for the Society of Women Engineers scholarship […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m no longer interested in

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m no longer interested in

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl.  Well, some of these choices are vastly different to the ones I’d drafted up months ago. That’s because in the last couple of weeks I’ve […]

Review: Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

Review: Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

‘Murders, unfortunately, always come with murderers attached.’ The Wells and Wong detective society have only investigated one mystery: The Case of Lavinia’s Missing Tie. Or, at least, they had… Until Hazel Wong stumbles across the body of Miss Bell, the Science Mistress, in the Gym. […]

Interview: Travis M. Riddle

Interview: Travis M. Riddle

A couple of weeks ago I hosted the cover reveal for Travis M. Riddle’s second novel, Balam, Spring, and I’m excited to welcome the author himself to the blog to answer a few questions for us. Hi, Travis! First of all, can you tell us a […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Books my boyfriend should read

Top Ten Tuesday: Books my boyfriend should read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl.  Because it’s Valentine’s day tomorrow, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a love freebie week. I’ve decided to take this opportunity to choose ten books […]

Review: The London Eye Mystery series by Siobhan Dowd and Robin Stevens

Review: The London Eye Mystery series by Siobhan Dowd and Robin Stevens

I’m combining my reviews of The London Eye Mystery and The Guggenheim Mystery because they’re both rather short books, so I don’t have an awful lot to say about either of them. That’s not a negative thing: it’s because I was so absorbed by both of the plots […]

Judging a book by its author

Judging a book by its author

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed that there are a lot of controversial authors writing YA novels. Recently, it seems as though a new author to blacklist is revealed every day. It makes it impossible for me to find the energy […]

Review: Second Best Friend by Non Pratt

Review: Second Best Friend by Non Pratt

I wasn’t planning on writing a full-length review for Second Best Friend, because it’s only 137 pages long. However, I read it in one sitting on Monday and I’ve been unable to stop thinking about it since. I loved Non Pratt’s Unboxed – her first collaboration with […]