REVIEW: One of Us Is Lying

Quick summary: Who knew teenagers could be so psychotic?! Rating: ★★★★★ Try this if you like: Agatha Christie, Riverdale & true-crime documentaries. In this YA crime thriller we follow the lives of 4 teens whose lives are completely changed when their classmate dies in detention. Through the book we follow Cooper, Addy, Bronwyn and Nate as theyContinue reading “REVIEW: One of Us Is Lying”

Some lockdown reading

As some semblance of lockdown continues to reign over the planet, a lot of people are still looking to spice up their lockdown activities. While you have absolutely no obligation to be sprucing up your life and having a lockdown soul-makeover, it is a good time to maybe read that book you’ve been putting offContinue reading “Some lockdown reading”

REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK National Tour)

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick Summary: ‘When I Grow Up,’ I want to be Matilda. Meet Matilda. The talented young story-teller suffers while living with her TV-obsessed family, but discovers her hidden talents when she meets her new school teacher, Miss Honey. Tim Minchin’s musical, based on the well-loved book by Roald Dahl, perfectly captures the heartwarmingContinue reading “REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK National Tour)”

REVIEW: The Audience (NST, Southampton)

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick Summary: For those who love good old Queenie, and for those who don’t.   A revival of Peter Morgan’s The Audience is currently showing at the NST City in Southampton. The play premiered in the West End in 2013, and stages the Queen’s private weekly meetings with her prime ministers. It poses questionsContinue reading “REVIEW: The Audience (NST, Southampton)”

REVIEW: Catwoman Soulstealer

Quick summary: Giving ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ a whole new meaning. Rating: ★★★★☆ Try this series if you like: DC Comics (obvs), Cassandra Clare, Daniel José Older, Richelle Mead In this rewrite of DC’s Catwoman, we are re-introduced to the badass anti-hero Selina Kyle, and her ‘band of merry men’, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. We alsoContinue reading “REVIEW: Catwoman Soulstealer”

SUMMER READING PREVIEW

This summer I am once again taking on the challenge of trying to read one book every week! There is nothing better for expanding your imagination and challenging your mind than reading, and to celebrate this, here is a preview of some of the exciting books we are reading over the summer. Catwoman Soulstealer –Continue reading “SUMMER READING PREVIEW”

REVIEW: Truthwitch

Quick summary: Sisters before misters, *KAPOW*! Rating: ★★★★★ Try this series if you like: Sara Raasch, Renée Ahdieh, Kendare Blake and Laini Taylor. This book is 479 pages of brilliant, completely enjoyable writing. You have to take this opening novel of The Witchlands series as it is – a light fantasy with sparks of romance, high-octane adventure andContinue reading “REVIEW: Truthwitch”

REVIEW: Three Dark Crowns

Quick summary: Dark, savage and mesmerising.  Rating: ★★★★★ Try this series if you like: V.E Schwab, Neal Shusterman and Susan Dennard. Read the full synopsis here I bought and finished this book in two evenings worth of reading. The transitions between the points of view of the three sisters keeps you flipping the pages because youContinue reading “REVIEW: Three Dark Crowns”

MR B’S EMPORIUM OF READING DELIGHTS: READING SPA EXPERIENCE

In the beautiful city of Bath, there is this gemstone of a bookstore that celebrates everything about books and literature. Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights encapsulates everything good about the world of books, and their Reading Spa Experience is the absolute best present imaginable for a bibliophile. I was gifted this experience for myContinue reading “MR B’S EMPORIUM OF READING DELIGHTS: READING SPA EXPERIENCE”

REVIEW: The Remnant Chronicles (Series)

Quick summary: Marmite series. I loved it, some people hate it, everyone should try it.  Rating: ★★★★☆ Try this series if you like: Laini Taylor, Veronica Roth & Holly Black Check out the full synopsis here We have three main points of view in this series; Lia, Rafe and Kaden, and the transitions between the POV’sContinue reading “REVIEW: The Remnant Chronicles (Series)”