Book review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Book review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Book reviews, Fantasy
Continuing my Harry Potter reread and review sees me next reviewing The Prisoner of Azkaban. This is the third book in the series and sees our three heroes return back to Hogwarts ready for another year not knowing the massive discoveries they're going to uncover and the new friends they're going to make over the coming year. Is the Prisoner of Azkaban the first where things really start to get good? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban via any of the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not have an effect on my final opinion of the product. Pin me to Pinterest!…
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Book Review of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Book Review of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Book reviews, Classics, Fantasy
If you do any searching on the internet for "books that changed my life", many people will list The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho as one that will affect your life in some way. But did it have any effect on mine? Pin me to Pinterest! The Alchemist is a novella that comes in under 150 pages and took me less than a day to complete the audiobook. It tells the story of a boy who goes on a journey to find a treasure and to fulfil his dream but along the way meets people who teach him more about life than he thought there was to learn. The Alchemist plot – 4/5 The Alchemist, as I stated above, is the story of a boy (who is only ever called 'the…
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Book review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Book review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Book reviews, Fantasy
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter series and is the first to really delve deeper into Lord Voldemort’s background, increasing the magical world we found ourselves enveloped in the first book. Pin me to Pinterest! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase The Chamber of Secrets via one of these links, I'll receive a small commission to support the blog at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. As I read the penultimate book in the Harry Potter series, Half-Blood Prince, I thought I’d carry on my reviews of the previous books in the series which I’ve read over the past year. The…
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Book Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Book Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Book reviews, Fantasy
I picked up Graceling by Kristin Cashore because it was, what I thought, a relatively short fantasy novel to dig my teeth into before the festive period started. However, it ended up being a bit more of a slog than I would have hoped. [caption id="attachment_1548" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pin me to Pinterest![/caption] Please note that this review contains affiliate links. This means if you decide to purchase Graceling via any of the links in this article, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you from Amazon which supports the blog. These affiliate links do not influence my final opinion of the product. Graceling focuses on the story of Katsa who has learned from a young age that she has something called a “Grace” which means she…
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Book Review: The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

Book Review: The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

Book reviews, Fantasy
The final book in The Poppy War series is The Burning God. It’s a book that aims to round up a vast ongoing war and give us a satisfying end to a tale that was nominated and has won some high fantasy awards so far. Does it do the series justice? [caption id="attachment_1417" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pin me to Pinterest![/caption] The Burning God follows on from The Dragon Republic. The Burning God tells the tale of how Rin aims to overthrow the dragon republic and how she hopes to put one final end to this war and reclaim the land and put an end to the evil that has spread across the land. Plot – 4.5/5 The plot of The Burning God is fantastic. It’s a sweeping journey across over 600…
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Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Book reviews, Fantasy
I think if you’re a fan of YA fantasy, you’ll likely have heard of Laini Taylor and the Daughter of Smoke & Bone book. - I certainly had. So when I saw the incredible deal to get all three books in the series on Amazon for £5, I jumped at the opportunity and picked them up. [caption id="attachment_1404" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pin me to Pinterest![/caption]   Daughter of Smoke & Bone is the first book in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series which focuses on Karou and her exploration of where she came from and how truly important she is to stop a war that’s lasted thousands of years between two mythical factions in another world. Plot – 5/5 Karou fills her days drawing in her sketchbook everything around her,…
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Book Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Book Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Book reviews, Fantasy
The Dragon Republic is the second book in The Poppy War series written by R.F. Kuang. The first book was a huge success in the fantasy community with the Asian-inspired fantasy setting really drawing fans into some unique and fun. But does the sequel live up to the original? [caption id="attachment_1380" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pin me to Pinterest![/caption] Please note that the article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase The Dragon Republic via one of these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you to support the blog. These links do not affect my final opinion of the product. I’ll start out by suggesting you go and read my review of The Poppy War before starting my review of The Dragon Republic…
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Book review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book reviews, Classics, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
You may well have heard of the very successful TV series The Handmaid’s Tale but did you know it’s based on a very successful book by the same name, written by Margaret Atwood? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase The Handmaid's Tale via one of these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you to support the blog. These links do not affect my final opinion of the product. [caption id="attachment_1313" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pin me to Pinterest![/caption] The Handmaid’s Tale tells the first-hand story of Offred, a Handmaid who lives in Gilead where women are no longer free and must survive by obeying the whims of their commanders. It's mainly a first-hand account of her experiences…
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Book review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Book review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Book reviews, Fantasy, Mystery
Piranesi is a fantasy book that has you guessing throughout. Piranesi, though he’s sure that’s not his name, lives in a large house with many corridors and rooms with walls lined with thousands of statues. There is only one other person in this house: The Other. [caption id="attachment_1305" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pin me to Pinterest![/caption] Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase Piranesi via one of these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you to support the blog. These links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Piranesi is a fascinating book to read. It’s told from the point of view of Piranesi who tells us of the life he lives in a house with…
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Book review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Book review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Book reviews, Classics, Fantasy
George Orwell is a name that needs no introduction if you’re a fan of literature and Animal Farm is one of, if not his most, famous books. Animal Farm centres around animals rebelling against humans on a farm and rising up as part of a revolution. [caption id="attachment_1293" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pin me to Pinterest![/caption] Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase Animal Farm via one of these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you to support the blog. These links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Animal Farm was written in 1945 by George Orwell and as noted above tells the story of a group of farm animals who decide to overthrow the…
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