So, I kind of love RuPaul and since I’ve been on a particular Drag Race kick of late, I thought I’d have a read of this here book. And, errr, it was okay. It had moments of the RuPaul sass, and all that stuff, but it was just a lot of filler. A lot. (more…)
I feel like the only person who doesn’t get John Green. By that, I mean I’m not head over heels with his writing. When I read The Fault In Our Stars, I rattled through it – his writing makes it really easy to get caught up in them, and this was my second book.
The more attentive among you will notice I reviewed Joanna’s debut at the end of last year. Given an e-copy for review, I kind of rambled about how wonderful it was. Sometimes re-reads can ruin that initial spark that you felt with a book, but with the print copy due out in mere weeks, I gave it another go and it is simply glorious. (more…)
When I first started reading Talented, I felt it sounded a bit like Divergent in the set up. The talented felt like the Divergent – often unaccepted by society, etc, etc. Then, it felt like Twilight in that there was a forced love triangle that, really, just superseded the entire plot. More so, one of them morphs into a wolfy creature. (more…)
A novel that surrounds the murders of children at a glance seems like something that will hook you in via morbid curiosity, rather than the mysteries surrounding it. Ruth Galloway finds what is believed to be the body of Jemima Green, aka Mother Hook, a Victorian, convicted baby-farmer. (more…)
The Divergent series is good, but it goes downhill after the first one.
I’d been told this by at least three people before I ever started the series, and had that comment ringing in my head when I started Insurgent. (more…)
Reckless is an odd book. I say odd in that its build around the Cuban missile crisis, and features real characters who history fans will likely be familiar with. Kennedy, Stephen Ward, Macmillan. It seems risky, but here, it works nicely.
Beginning in the last parts of WWII, and talk turns to nuclear power, a hopeful tactical threat that will end everything before it’s needed. There’s a nice line between building worldwide stories with personal alternatives as the book progresses, and it balances well. Political roads and personal plotlines are well structured, and you find yourself really invested by the end. A really nice read!