Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao book review

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao book review

Book reviews, Fantasy
Sometimes when you're reading books and decide what to pick up next, you're just wonderfully surprised by how genuinely enjoyable a book is. Iron Widow was exactly this for me. I'd just read a whole bunch of down-to-earth thrillers and so to go jump into a book about gigantic mecha-bots controlled by human's "Qi" fighting off aliens was so bloody fun! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Iron Widow was incredibly kindly gifted to me by a follower on social media called Shali (@thereadingclub ok TikTok). So, thank you Shali! Iron…
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Us by David Nicholls book review

Us by David Nicholls book review

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction, Romance
One Day by David Nicholls is one of my favourite books of all time. I'd solidly say it's my favourite "romance" book of all time. So when the stars aligned when I saw Us by him sitting on my parents' bookshelf and then it became available to listen to via Libby, I knew it was time to read another of his. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Us is Nicholls' fourth novel, One Day being his third. Us focuses on the story of a dad, Douglas, and his story after his…
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None Of This Is True by Lisa Jewell book review

None Of This Is True by Lisa Jewell book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I've read some Lisa Jewell before, and I've been impressed by her books before. However, none of her books have quite engrossed me like None Of This Is True did. I'm not sure whether it's because I'm on a big thriller hype at the moment or whether it genuinely was that gripping but I came away from None Of This Is True wanting to physically applaud, it was that enjoyable! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. None Of This Is True tells the story of two women - Josie Fair and…
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Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant book review

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I decided recently to do a challenge over on my YouTube where I wanted to read books that authors recommended to me. Lisa Jewell recommended Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant as the best thriller she's ever read so this is the most recent book I've read and I'll be giving you my thoughts on it. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Lie With Me is honestly quite a confusing story and a book that is difficult to describe to people without it sounding underwhelming. We read from the point of…
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The Drift by C.J. Tudor book review

The Drift by C.J. Tudor book review

Book reviews
When I posted a recent haul of books, I asked where I should start with them and the one that received the most amount of hype was The Drift by C.J. Tudor. Since finishing it, I've noticed a lot of people are big fans of C.J. Tudor, so I'll have to pick up some of her others. The Drift though was a really interesting book and when you consider I picked it up from a charity shop for only £1.99, it seems a bargain! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I might receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The…
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Weyward by Emilia Hart book review

Weyward by Emilia Hart book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
Weyward by Emilia Hart is a really unique read. I'm not sure I've read a book before that covers three different stories from three different timelines - therefore it piqued my interest before I picked it up. Plus I'd heard soe very positive things about it. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Weyward tells the story of three women throughout three different times who are all struggling with oppression from one thing or another. In two instances, men ruin the lives of two women and in another, it's a story of…
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High Rise by Vanessa Lee book review

High Rise by Vanessa Lee book review

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction
Every now and then a book tries to get a message across - whether it's highlighting underrepresented minorities or climate change. And sometimes this is done well and subtly and then other times it's not done so well and feels pushed in your face. Unfortunately, High Rise is a book that does this. It wants to talk about climate change, but also talk about human stories and none are done particularly well. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. High Rise was kindly sent to me by the publisher in return for…
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In Memoriam by Alice Winn book review

In Memoriam by Alice Winn book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction
The fourth book of the year that I chose to read solely because all of you suggested it so much was In Memoriam by Alice Winn. And yet again followers/readers/viewers - whatever you want to call yourselves - you've chosen another brilliant book! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. In Memoriam focuses on the stories of Ellwood and Gaunt, two young men during the early to mid-1910s. It's made apparent from very early on that Ellwood and Gaunt have feelings for one another and begin to explore the idea that they…
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Sea State by J.M. Simpson book review

Sea State by J.M. Simpson book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
Sea State by J.M. Simpson is a book that picked for me as part of me followers picks of the year. if you don't know, at the start of the year, I asked all of my followers to pick a book and then I chose the 12 most-liked or recommended and put one as each month of the year. Sea State was one of these books after some people said it was a hidden gem. I can wholeheartedly agree. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Sea State tells the intertwining stories…
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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas book review

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas book review

Book reviews
The ACATOR series is one of those names that, as soon as you join Bookstagram or BookTok, you'll start seeing it pop everywhere - especially a few years ago. A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in the series and the one that I told took the series to another level after I found myself incredibly disappointed with the first. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. If you've not yet had a chance to read my thoughts on the first book in the series, A Court of Thorns…
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