Book review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

3/5 stars So I’ll start by saying that this review in particular comes down to personal preference and that I feel like the story warrants a higher rating, I just didn’t really care for it personally. I probably should just give up on YA fantasy as there are just SO many books out there in…

Book review: Monkeys with Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas

4/5 stars I’ve actually had this for a couple of years as I read that a writer I like (I forget whom)  used it and recommended it. And honestly, how can you not love that title? For me it will always be associated with that scene in HHG where Ford and Arthur have just been…

Book review: Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Audible version, narrated by Eva Kaminsky 3/5 stars. Trigger/HSP warning: there are some lines from the killer about what he considers doing to a cat, which was disturbing, but the cat is not hurt. Kate Priddy has suffered from anxiety all her life, and about 5 years before the story starts, a traumatic event happens…

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,…