REVIEW: The Dumb House by John Burnside

This novel was incredibly difficult to rank on Goodreads 5-point star system. It almost defies rating. The plot follows Luke, a man of an unidentifiable age, and his life following the death of his mother. Fascinated by the story that his mother tells him of ‘The Dumb House’, an experiment where children were raised in… Continue reading REVIEW: The Dumb House by John Burnside

Growing out of YA? The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

3* I frequently refer to Alexx throughout this review! We buddy read The Cruel Prince together, which was a lovely experience. You can find her wonderful blog here, on which she talks about books and health. I usually try to open my book reviews with a summary of what the book is about, but I’m finding that… Continue reading Growing out of YA? The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

REVIEW: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

4* Station Eleven is a post-apocalyptic novel which details the lives of various characters after the spreading of a fatal disease wipes out most of civilisation. Within hours of coming into contact with the illness people become incredibly ill, and then die within a matter of days. Airports are shut down; people barricade themselves in… Continue reading REVIEW: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

University Reading List Spring 2019

Another semester, another reading list! I’ve read a couple of posts that are similar to this before and found them really interesting, so today I thought I’d share my uni reading list for this semester with you! For some context, I’m currently in my second year studying English Literature at the UEA, which is in… Continue reading University Reading List Spring 2019

REVIEW: Titanlord: Of Death and Sacrifice by M. G. Darwish

Hey everyone, today I’m reviewing Titanlord: Of Death and Sacrifice by M. G. Darwish. More info on the novel can be found on Goodreads here. *This book was sent to me by the author for review but that has in no way influenced this post* ~ 3.5* Titanlord is certainly a fast-paced novel – it’s… Continue reading REVIEW: Titanlord: Of Death and Sacrifice by M. G. Darwish

REVIEW: Terminal Core by Lynn Steigleder

3/5* *I received this copy from the author but this has in no way influenced my opinion or review of the novel* This novel has a lot going on, so the best way to summarise it is the synopsis given on Goodreads: "Aon, a solid core planet made from the priceless and most dense element… Continue reading REVIEW: Terminal Core by Lynn Steigleder

REVIEW: The Vagrant by Peter Newman

Hey everyone, today I'm reviewing Peter Newman's debut novel The Vagrant. I'm really excited to announce that I am now a contributor for The Nerd Daily! I will hopefully be writing various articles and reviews for them over the coming months. I just wanted to write this quick intro to this review as the tone is… Continue reading REVIEW: The Vagrant by Peter Newman

REVIEW: Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

  Hey everyone! Today is the first of what is going to be a pretty lengthy series: my reread of the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy. I like to review every book I read anyway, but I’d like to draw particular attention to this series as it is my all-time favourite (yes, it beats… Continue reading REVIEW: Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy