Normal People by Sally Rooney book review

Normal People by Sally Rooney book review

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Normal People is one of those books, like quite a few on my blog actually, where I picked it up because I'd heard a lot of chatter around it. My partner watched the television show and really liked it and one of my friends had read the book too. Therefore, to feel involved, I decided to pick it up too. What did I think? Please note that this article contains affiliate links, this means that if you choose to purchase any products via the link below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Normal People by Sally Rooney focuses almost solely on the lives of Connel and Marianne and how they constantly intertwine…
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The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler book review

The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The Perfect Couple by Jacke Kabler was recommended to me by my partner after she finished the last 50 pages of it in under an hour one sunny weekend a couple of weeks ago. She said it was filled with twists and kept her gripped throughout. But do I feel the same way? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The Perfect Couple focuses on Gemma and the disappearance of her husband. One night he doesn't come home when she thinks he will, he then doesn't come home the following day…
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Malice by John Gwynne book review

Malice by John Gwynne book review

Book reviews, Fantasy
John Gwynne is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in fantasy with his recent release of The Hunger of the Gods. Malice is where it all started - his debut fantasy novel of over 600 pages. It's an epic in every sense and it is absolutely brilliant. Please note that this article contains affiliate links - this means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Malice by John Gwynne, as I stated above, was Gwynne's very first novel back in 2012. Since then he's been smashing out a book almost every year since then creating quite the portfolio of some of…
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Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce book review – a tense and uncomfortable mystery

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce book review – a tense and uncomfortable mystery

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
Blood Orange was a book I picked up after asking my social followers which of the books from a selection they suggested I read alongside Malice (review for that coming soon). My partner said she'd read it and remembered it being good, so I was quite excited for it. Please note that this article contains affiliate links - this means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Blood Orange focuses on Alison and everything that goes wrong in her life. She's got a doting husband, a kind and adorable daughter and her career seems on the rise as receives her first murder…
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Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson book review

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson book review

Book reviews, Fantasy
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson is one of those fantasy books that if you end up searching "fantasy series you must read" will appear nearly every single time. It's the start of one of the most complex and sprawling book series ever created with currently ten books of more than 7,300 pages. Please note that this article contains affiliate links, this means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Gardens of the Moon is the first book in a series that tells us many tales about the epic history of the Malazan Empire. This book focuses on an array…
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Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid book review

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Romance
Malibu Rising is my first Taylor Jenkins Reid book. I've heard a lot about TJR and so was excited to pick this up. When I saw it pop up in my local ASDA on the 2 for £8 deal, I knew I had to pick up Malibu Rising. It's a book that takes you on two separate life journies whilst also telling you a twelve-hour story of one of the most famous (fictional) parties in Malibu. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any product via the links provided below, I will receive a small commission no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Malibu Rising is a book that tells the…
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The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean book review

The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
It's actually been a couple of weeks since I finished The Last Thing To Burn. Usually, I review a book quite soon after I finish it. The Last Thing to Burn left an impression on me. It's a tense, dark and utterly gripping book that, despite its short length, will make you feel like you've been on a journey with the main character. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the link below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you to support the blog. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The Last Thing to Burn is a book about a woman called "Jane" the name her "husband" has…
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The Familiars by Stacey Hall book review

The Familiars by Stacey Hall book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Mystery
I'll be honest, there were two reasons why I picked up The Familiars by Stacey Hall: the book was about £3 on Amazon and the front cover is absolutely stunning! Also, I had heard from a fair few people that it's actually a really good book. But what are my thoughts on the actual words on the page? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the blog. The Familiars is about Fleetwood Shuttleworth, the wife of a wealthy and respected man who has had failed births in the past and is holding on to…
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Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb book review

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb book review

Book reviews, Fantasy
You'll know by now that I'm a big fantasy fan and as I work my way through some of the bigger names, I keep seeing the name "Robin Hobb" springing up with the Farseer Trilogy being her first entry into the genre. Therefore, when it won a poll on my Twitter and was sitting on my bookshelf, I thought it a good time to go ahead and give it a read. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Assassin's Apprentice is all about Fitz and his rise from an abandoned orphan…
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The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller book review

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller book review

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction
I picked up The Paper Palace as a random pick before I went on holiday a few weeks ago. Since then I've been on quite a journey and thoroughly enjoyed so much of it. Not all of it was perfect but it's a book that has definitely left a good mark on me. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase a product via one of the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. The Paper Palace is told over 24 hours and 50 years. It's a book about betrayal and tough adult decisions. It's also a book that spends so many of its…
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