Book review: Echo Boy by Matt Haig

4/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by Jane Collingwood and Thomas Judd. This story is set in an imagined not too distant future, in the year 2115. A lot of scientific advancements have been made, including ECHOs. ECHO stands for Enhanced Computerised Humanoid Organism, and they’re essentially very advanced androids. They look human, they are built…

Book review: Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven by Bella Forrest

3/5 stars. OK, firstly, for the love of all that is good and holy – enough with the smirking! Surely there are other expressions your characters can have? I’ll get to the actual review part shortly, but this bothered me so much that I just have to get it out of my system.. There were…

My favourite reads in 2018

Disclaimer: featured image only contains 2 of the books on my list because I’m lazy and took a screenshot from my Goodreads 2018 overview. 2018 was a bit of a banner year for reading for me with a total of 63 books read. Of course there are people who read hundreds of books a year,…

Book review: The Chocolate Lovers’ Christmas by Carole Matthews

3/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis I jumped into book 3 of this series without reading any of the previous books, frankly because it was Christmas themed and I thought it would be nice to read (listen to) something seasonal and festive. And it was, to a certain extent. You do get allusions…

Book review: The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns

3/5 stars So, this was an interesting one and honestly a little tricky to review in terms of star rating, as it definitely had me hooked but overall it left me kind of unsatisfied and therefore I landed on a 3. This story is about a woman (Amy) who is in mourning the death of…

Book review: The Dead Won’t Sleep by Anna Smith

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Sarah Barron. Trigger warning: paedophilia. This was a very strong 4 for me. Sometimes I cannot stomach books that deal with paedophilia/child abuse, but although it was tough I could handle it here. Maybe because it felt factual and not exploitative. I think it definitely helps that the author…

Book review: The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley

4/5 stars. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this one after finishing CeCe’s story about a year ago. I kept it on my Kindle as a reward for finishing NaNoWriMo (which also explains why my blog has been even deader than usual) so only got around to reading it in December. If you do not know the…