I really enjoyed The Assassin’s Curse (the first in the series). It hinted at an exciting adventure to come, and the furthering of the slow romance already established. Out 6th June “Waiting on Wednesday” is hosted by Breaking the Spine.
Be warned; this is a horror story. I didn’t realise that – the first one, This Dark Endeavour, was fine – but I was reading this at one in the morning, and it was not fun (I don’t like horror stories). I might still have enjoyed this book but I hated every single one of the […]
I’ll start by saying this felt more Middle Grade, rather than YA. In fact, if it weren’t for the love triangle, it might have been children’s. It was a good, fun adventure, with a distinctive protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, who wasn’t perfect. As a prequel to ‘Frankenstein’, it might have been good to be able to remember […]
I did a post before about what inspired me, and though recently I’ve been struck down by the winter blues, a couple of things have struck me as being inspiring for my writing. Skyfall. (SPOILER alert if you haven’t watched it yet) 1. It is a beautifully shot film. Bond floating along on that boat […]
From the library The Lost Files: The Legacies Pittacus Lore Insignia S. J. Kincaid This Dark Endeavour Kenneth Oppel Such Wicked Intent Kenneth Oppel It might take me a little while to get to these, as I’m currently rereading some of the Harry Potter’s. I just finished Order of […]
I can’t actually remember Shadow and Bone (the first in the Grisha trilogy) all that much, but I know it was a fun, easy read. And there was that cool twist. I’m intrigued to know where the story goes. Out 6th June “Waiting on Wednesday” is hosted by Breaking the Spine.
I really enjoyed this book. The cover drew me in initially, and then it’s blurb – pirates, assassins, adventure, magic – cinched it. I found the protagonist interesting, with funny, realistic thoughts, and I liked how there was only the hint of romance to come, instead of it being forced in. The magic in it reminded […]
I suppose I’m rather late with this book, seeing as the sequel came out last year, but I had been sort of ignoring it in the library and bookshops because of the unoriginal blurb. It seemed to just be an amalgamation of a hundred other dystopian books, and it included twins – which I hate […]
Despite not remembering much that happened in the previous two books in this series, I got into this really easily. It jumps through three points of view – Four, Six, and Seven, which was really interesting considering all the characters are really distinct. It was a fast paced read, with numerous action set pieces that makes […]
A Conspiracy of Alchemists Liesel Schwarz I saw this book advertised in Harpers Bazaar (rather a strange place for a YA Steampunk book, but it caught my attention) and for some reason have been strangely drawn to it. Maybe because every time I look at it, it makes me want to open up my Word […]