We know the tales of The Iliad, of the thousand Greek ships that landed on the Trojan plain to wage war for ten long years because a prince of Troy had seduced the King of Mycenae's wife. But this is not a book about Helen. This is a book about all the other major women, from Trojans to Greeks, goddesses to nymphs, who were caught up in their own war as Troy fell.
Review: Odriel’s Heirs by Hayley Reese Chow
Hayley was kind enough to reach out to me about reviewing a copy of her book, and I'm glad she did - it is a short but sweet fantasy tale that does the job nicely.
Review: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford
Look at that title, look at that cover - this is a book that is crying out for attention ... so why did it try and drown me in words in the middle?!
Review: Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
I nearly made the mistake of judging this book by its cover. The black background/highlighted object felt more Twilight than Rebel Girls. It turns out that it is that attitude that makes a stepsister into an ugly stepsister. And I am so thankful I gave this book a proper chance; it is one of the best I've read all year!
Book Review: What Happens Now? – Sophia Money-Coutts
Super characters, great relationships, some questionable content ...
Review: Nina is not OK
Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was absolutely emotionally stunning. I can't claim to have experienced everything Nina goes through in this book, but the she reacted and dealt with problems (or didn't) felt absolutely. perfect.Nina is going to sit her A levels this year and… Continue reading Review: Nina is not OK
Review: Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All
Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All Jonas Jonasson Pages: 312 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing Date: April 26th 2016 Proof copy received through NetGalley A madcap new novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Hitman Anders, recently… Continue reading Review: Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All
Review: Acne, Asthma and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon
Acne, Asthma, and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon Rena Rocford Pages: 260 Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press Date Published:23rd November 2015 Allyson fights acne, not trolls. As an inhaler-carrying member of the asthma society, she just wants to meet the father who turned her mother into a paranoid, move-across-the-nation freak. Now she’s trying to… Continue reading Review: Acne, Asthma and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon
I've just started watching this series. I've nearly run out of Season One. Subscribing to LoveFilm is a terrible thing. Flirty, successful, up-himself, quick and clever crime writer Richard Castle meets attractive, intelligent, sharp and gently-troubled Detective Kate Beckett when he's arrested in connection with murders that resemble the murders in his books. Searching for… Continue reading Review: Castle
Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
I decided to read this one simply because it had been turned into a film and seemed to be popular. So I wanted to find out about it for myself.Now, the way this book is written, it really is a 'life'. The almost tedious detail of the first few chapters meant that I started reading… Continue reading Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel