No Filter (Spoiler Free!) Review

“The whole idea of summer is now just a cruel mirage. The school-free weeks that once glistened in the distance like unopened treasure are now a deluded fantasy.” -Orlagh Collins, No Filter  Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a fab summer! If you’re still looking for some cute, summery reads to squeeze into this…

My Epic, Belated July Wrap-Up!

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. Hey everyone! Apologies for the lateness of this post, I was away in…

The Disappearances (Spoiler Free!) Review

“I wait until their footsteps fade on the stairs, and then I crack open the side door to walk in the garden. The air is cooler than I thought it would be. I look up, expecting to see stars spread out overhead like a dewy web, but instead the sky is black and endless, punctuated…

Tell it to the Moon (Spoiler Free!) Review

Hey guys! About a year ago, when The Moonlight Dreamers by Siobhan Curham came out, I was lucky enough to win a copy from the author on Twitter. And then, in the ways that TBRs seem to mutate and grow and overwhelm us overnight (it’s some kind of magical force, I’m sure), it sat on…

Do Not Become Alarmed (Spoiler Free!) Book Review

“Liv was standing alone on the beach in her swimsuit and hat, looking sunstruck, calling the children’s names. The children were nowhere to be seen.” -Maile Meloy, Do Not Become Alarmed Hey guys! I went through a bit of a thriller kick in the first half of July-when I’m in the mood for thrillers and…

A Change is Gonna Come (Spoiler Free!) Review

“Ask me anything about Harry Potter. Seriously. I’ve done twenty-three quizzes online so far and got one hundred per cent on all of them. I’m a Gryffindor, apparently, although I don’t feel brave most of the time. Usually I feel scared when things don’t go to plan, but that’s for another conversation.” -Aisha Bushby, “Marionette…

The Last of the Firedrakes (Spoiler Free!) Review

“I found myself standing at the mouth of a small cave situated on a hill and overlooking a quiet, moonlit valley. On my left, a dark forest stretched out as far as the eye could see, treetops glistening silver in the light of the full moon.” -Farah Oomerbhoy, The Last of the Firedrakes Hey guys!…

Give a Girl a Knife (Spoiler Free!) Review

“To me, time in the kitchen was like a loophole, a bubble, a cure. Once I found it, I crawled inside and told myself I never wanted to leave.” -Amy Thielen, Give a Girl a Knife  Hey guys! As you’ve probably noticed, I don’t tend to read much non-fiction. But when the lovely people at…

The Power (Spoiler Free!) Review

“You’ve explained to me how anything you do is framed by your gender, that the frame is as inescapable as it is nonsensical. Every book you write is assessed as part of ‘men’s literature.’ -Naomi Alderman, The Power  as Hey guys! The lovely Elke from Viking Books sent me a copy of The Power by…

I Ship It Book & Nook Unboxing

“There is nothing more important than love. And no law higher.” -Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight  Hey guys! I recently received my Book & Nook July, I Ship It themed box. It was absolutely gorgeous! There will be spoilers here, so if you’re still waiting for the July box, then look away now! As usual, there…

The Simplicity of Cider (Spoiler Free!) Review

“As a child, she had always been drawn to the oldest trees, the ones from her great-great-great-grandpa. The craggy branches whispered stories of the past as she had scrambled up the limbs, her bare legs scraping against the aging bark.” -Amy E. Reichert, The Simplicity of Cider Hey guys! If you’ve been following my blog…

Summer at Rose Island (Spoiler Free!) Review

“An endless world of blue stretched out below Darcy. The sandy seabed lay about ten metres beneath her and she smiled as she saw fish of every colour and size swimming lazily between the rocks and seaweed.” -Holly Martin, Summer at Rose Island Hey guys! How crazy is it that we’re nearly in August?! I…