The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. She had me worried in this one! Mini review. Book 2 of The Raven Boys

Synopsis Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of […]

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys. Review of a profound and enlightening book!

Synopsis Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to […]

The Dragon Republic by RF Kuang. Review of a brilliant book that I don’t know if I hate or love.

Synopsis The searing follow-up to 2018’s most celebrated fantasy debut – THE POPPY WAR.In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed to end the war, addicted to opium, and hiding from the murderous commands of her vengeful god, the fiery Phoenix. […]

Why did I wait so long to read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater??? Review. Calling dibs on Ronan (don’t care if he is not straight)

  Synopsis “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead […]

Birthday by Meredith Russo. Mini review for a giant book. A tsunami of feels and a deep empathy and understanding for Morgan.

Synopsis Boyhood meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this unconventional love story by award-winning author Meredith Russo!Two kids, Morgan and Eric, are bonded for life after being born on the same day at the same time. We meet them once a year on their shared birthday as they grow and change: as Eric […]

Shameless, Funny, Thoughtful … A Little gem! Review of The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

Synopsis Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty […]