Review: The Girl of Ink and Stars

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave Opening sentence: “They say the day the Governor arrived, the ravens did too.” Set on the fictional island of Joya, this enticingΒ Young Adult book is told from the point of view of 13-year-old Isabella. It has had quite a lot of hype since its release […]

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Review: Frozen Charlotte

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell Opening sentence: “The girls were playing with the Frozen Charlotte dolls again.” Although dubious about this book at the beginning – mainly due to the plot device of using a Ouija-board app (yes, app) to invoke the ghost that the whole plot hinges on – I ended up actually rather […]

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Review: The Uncommon Reader

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett Opening sentence: “At Windsor it was the evening of the state banquet and as the president of France took his place beside Her Majesty, the royal family formed up behind and the procession slowly moved off and through into the Waterloo Chamber.” You know when you finish a book […]

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British Books Challenge 2017

I’ve been on the lookout for an intriguing yet attainable reading challenge for 2017 and in the British Books Challenge 2017, I do believe I’ve found it! Hosted by Tales of Yesterday, the rules are simple: read and review at least 12 books by British / British based authors in 2017. I already have a […]

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