Children of Blood and Bone

In short: A lovely, unique setting does not outweigh mediocre writing skills. 

April Wrap-Up

In short: 17 books, 4 reviews and no new favourite.

Love, Simon

Unpopular opinion: This book was far too sweet to feel real.

Nevernight

In short: A strong female lead character meets a weak and bloody plot. 

Notre-Dame de Paris

In short: Hugo created a funny and sad read, but unfortunately, his characters lack some depth. 

American Gods

In short: A bumpy and far-too-long road-trip with one-dimensional human pawns and–oh yeah, don’t forget–gods. 

Les Misérables

In short: 10 days and a rollercoaster of emotions later… I have a new favourite book.

We Are the Ants

In short: This gorgeous cover promised so much, but didn’t keep a word.

The Hate U Give

In short: The book could have been so much more, but it’s good anyway.

Books About Writing

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

Beartown

In short: Love, love, love it. A new favourite.

The Complete Maus

In short: That’s far more than just a grapic novel. It’s authentic history in pictures.

A Little Life

In short: This book will make you cry, I promise.

The Comet Seekers

In short: An atmospheric, magical but slow-evolving story about human relationships and the mysteries of the universe.

Slade House

In short: A boring ghost story hidden behind a gorgeous cover.