Otterly Amazing Reads: The Night Circus

Do you have any books which you put off reading? You just knew you’d probably love them, they sound so wonderful and you’re seeing it in every bookshop (or online but I found today’s book well before I found bookstagram). Everyone loves said book, but what if you’re that one anomaly who doesn’t. What if… Continue reading Otterly Amazing Reads: The Night Circus

Blackberry and Wild Rose and The Heavens: Both Brilliant Books, But Both Could Be So Much More

Dear reader, you find me once again in a bit of a dilemma. If you follow me on Instagram or happen to read my reviews on here then you’ll know that I’m a fan of a bit of historical fiction and of a bit of magical realism. In fact I’d say these are the two… Continue reading Blackberry and Wild Rose and The Heavens: Both Brilliant Books, But Both Could Be So Much More

Deeplight: Deeply enthralling YA Fantasy

I don’t read young adult books, well not since I was a teenager and I won’t say how long ago that was. So imagine my surprise when having picked Deeplight by Frances Harding on Netgalley I saw that it was a YA novel.  I toyed with not reading it, thinking that I don’t really like… Continue reading Deeplight: Deeply enthralling YA Fantasy

The Familiars: A sumptuous gothic tale based on real historical events

My mother always said I cared too much what people thought, but really I cared too much about what people said, especially when my back was turned. Thoughts were private, rumour was not…”  You’re probably noticing a bit of a theme with my recent reviews - namely that I have raved about every single book.… Continue reading The Familiars: A sumptuous gothic tale based on real historical events

The Binding: The Perfect Marriage of Magical Realism and Historical Fiction

Spellbound - it’s one of those cliche things you say about books isn’t it - “Reading this left me spellbound” or “It’s a spellbinding read.” It works because as readers we understand what is meant, that this book drew you in, cast you under its magic and left you feeling bereft and lost without the… Continue reading The Binding: The Perfect Marriage of Magical Realism and Historical Fiction