Subscription: Prudence and the Crow

Ever since I purchased my first book subscription box (Illumicrate whose review can be found here Subscription: Illumicrate Box, May Edition) I have been intrigued by the concept and, I must admit, have become slightly obsessed. I just love the excitement when I walk through the door and see it waiting for me and the suspense [...]

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Book Review: The Wrath & The Dawn

Title: The Wrath & The Dawn Author: Renee Ahdieh Publisher: Speak Publication Date: October 2016 Synopsis: One Life to One Dawn. In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped [...]

Subscription: The Willoughby Book Club; May Edition

It was my first day back at work today after a lovely week off and so, naturally, I was feeling a bit down and dejected until I got home and saw a parcel from The Willoughby Book Club. I was very excited/nervous about this subscription mainly due to the fact I genuinely didn't know what [...]

Subscription: Illumicrate Box, May Edition

Subscription boxes are a really great concept. I used to be a member of Glossybox and used to be thrilled when I got home from work to find my monthly treat sitting at home waiting for me. Glossybox was brilliant but I just found there were too many products that I wasn't using and was [...]

Book Review: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1)

Title: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) Author: Jim Butcher Publisher: Orbit Books Publication Date: May 2011 Synopsis: Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out that 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Harry is the best [...]

ARC Book Review: Ozmander

Title: Ozmander Author: Luke Taylor Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: Expected 13th June 2017 Synopsis: The first book of The Woven Worlds, Ozmander is the epic tale of a young healer accompanying a mysterious man on a dangerous journey. Rating: 5/5 Review: I am lucky enough to have developed a great friendship with Luke; he was the first [...]

Book Review: Antony and Cleopatra

Title: Antony and Cleopatra Author: William Shakespeare Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 1606 (this edition 2009) Rating: 4/5 Review: I haven't reviewed a play on my blog yet and I thought that Antony and Cleopatra would be a good place to start. One of my new year resolutions is to see as many Shakespeare plays performed at the [...]

The Last Books of April

This post is going to be a little different to my usual set up because I read quite a few books in April (yay!) and thought I would sum up the remaining few in one post. Simple! Name: Illuminae  Rating: 1/5 Review: I fully expect to be hunted down for this review but, in all [...]

Book Review: We Should All Be Feminists

Title: We Should All Be Feminists Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Publisher: Fourth Estate Publication Date: October 2014  Synopsis:  What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay – adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning [...]

Book Review: Hidden Figures

Title: Hidden Figures Author: Margot Lee Shetterly Publisher: William Morrow Publication Date: February 2017 (This Edition) Synopsis: Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the [...]