12 Thoughts I Had Whilst Reading Anya’s Ghost

Anya’s Ghost is a graphic novel from artist and writer Vera Brosgol (in fact this is her first book!) and is published by First Second. Anya Borzatovskaya is part of a Russian immigrant family to America who has self-confidence and body issues as well as trouble fitting in at school. Ideally, she needs a new…

An Underwater Adventure! – The Vanishing Deep Review

Remember Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte? Well, I gave that 5 stars. And it’s exactly the same situation for Scholte’s latest release The Vanishing Deep. But where Four Dead Queens was FAR from perfect, but got 5 stars for the enjoyability factor, The Vanishing Deep earned 5 stars the good old fashioned way. It…

Spooky Goings On – I Am Dust Review

I Am Dust is the first book by Louise Beech that I’ve read and it likely won’t be the last. The story revolves around the Dean Wilson Theatre, a popular and well-known theatre that is supposedly haunted by a long-dead actress who was murdered. As with all ghost stories with this sort of story, she…

Horror in a pure form – The Forever House Review

The Forever House is a pretty good book with a pretty terrible cover. I’d never have picked this up from a shelf based on the cover, but thank god for that blurb! The Forever House is also the first book from Tim Waggoner that I’ve read, and it won’t be the last. Tim Waggoner is…

Criminal antics in Scotland and France – Perfect Kill Review

As some of you may be aware, I’m no stranger to Helen Fields’s work – or the ‘Perfect’ series. I’ve read all of the previous book in this series, and I’ve even reviewed Perfect Crime and Perfect Silence as well as having had the opportunity to host a guest post from Helen herself (and I…

A Cute, Fluffy YA Contemporary – The Wrong Side of Kai Review

The Wrong Side of Kai is the first book from Estelle Maskame that I’ve read despite hearing a lot about her. Admittedly I’ve purposely steered clear from her books because they all seem like they’d be fluff and not really my thing. I’m also aware of how young she is – when The Wrong Side…

Take me to school – D.O.G.S Review

M. A. Bennett is back with the S.T.A.G.S world again, this time bringing us D.O.G.S. D.O.G.S is the second book in the S.T.A.G.S series and picks up immediately from where S.T.AG.S left off from. You may remember that I had some thoughts about S.T.A.G.S – but the TL;DR version is that I found that S.T.A.G.S…

4 Books to help celebrate Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is tomorrow (Tuesday 5th February) and it’s the Year of the Pig! Whilst I don’t celebrate Chinese New Year to its full extent, my best friend is Chinese and when we lived together we had meals and small celebrations and I’d like to continue that tradition in my own bookish way! So…

Sad, but not heart-breaking – More Happy Than Not Review

Oh no you don’t Silvera! I know I’ve only read one of your books so far, but I know your reputation. This will not leave me “More Happy Than Not”, that’s not how you play ball, Silvera! More Happy Than Not follows 16-year-old Aaron and his attempt to fit himself back into his own life…