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Shadowhunters S2ep8-9 – review (spoilers)

So glad that I finally managed to catch up with shadowhunters! I really enjoyed episode 9 but felt episode 8 wasn't the best one. Episode 8 - Love is a devil  This episode centred on the part at Magnus' for... Continue Reading →

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The Diabolic – S.J Kincaid (review)

"A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you've been created for." The Diabolic follows the story of Nemesis, whose been made for the sole purpose to... Continue Reading →

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Shadowhunters S2Ep4 – review (spoilers)

Just watched the latest episode of Shadowhunters and thought I'd start a new thing where I share my thoughts on each episode, so here it goes! First thing is that this episode was much better than the last few, as... Continue Reading →

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A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas (review)

I absolutely loved this book! It is probably one of my favourites of 2016 and I just felt satisfied after finishing, ready to read more. A Court of Mist and Fury is the sequel to A Court of Thorns and... Continue Reading →

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Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

As the title suggests, Prometheus Bound is a tragic play about the myth of Prometheus. It tells how he was punished by Zeus, for going against him and giving fire to humanity. He is then trapped in Tartarus for this.... Continue Reading →

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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

This dystopian novel, recounts the journey of Kestrel, a seventeen year old. Being the daughter of a General, she has certain expectations; to get married to someone of high status or join the military, but she wants to remain independent... Continue Reading →

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Harry Potter and the cursed child – J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

The Cursed child is a screen play based around the story of Albus Potter and his transition into Hogwarts. He must live up to the legacy his father has left behind after the battle of Hogwarts and the expectations he... Continue Reading →

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Miss Peregrine’s – Ranson Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children follows the story of Jacob who, after finding his grandfather dead, travels to a remote island off the coast of Wales. Here he finds the deserted building of Miss Peregrine and discovers that the... Continue Reading →

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds tells the journey of sixteen year old Ruby Daly. In her dystopian world, a mysterious disease has risen that only attacks young children and causes Ruby to be sent to Thurmond, a concentration type camp, at the age... Continue Reading →

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A Court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J. Maas (mini-review)

A Court of Frost and Starlight is a companion novel for the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. It takes place right after the events of the last book (A Court of Wings and Ruin) and follows the main... Continue Reading →

Tower of Dawn – Sarah J Maas

Disclaimer - This review will contain spoilers but it is highlighted where.  In the 6th installment of the Throne of Glass series, we follow Chaol as he heads to Antica to gain allies for the coming war and looks to... Continue Reading →

One of us is lying – Karen M. McManus (review)

Disclaimer - this review contains spoilers, it will be highlighted where.  5 people enter detention and only 4 leave. Who is the killer? We follow Bronwyn, Cooper, Addy and Nate as they each become a suspect for murder whilst hiding... Continue Reading →

Hunted – Meagan Spooner (review)

Disclaimer - There are some spoilers within this review and it's highlighted where. In this beauty and the beast retelling, set in a medieval Russia, we follow Yeva as she becomes entrapped by the beast. She becomes driven by revenge... Continue Reading →

Roar – Cora Carmack (review)

Disclaimer - There are some spoilers within this review and it's highlighted where, so don't read that part if you don't want to spoil the book! In a world where the royal family use magic to stop the ravaging storms,... Continue Reading →

Uprooted – Naomi Novik (review)

Uprooted is a rather haunting (loose) retelling of beauty and the beast. It follows Agneiszka, who is taken by a wizard called the Dragon, as payment for him casting enchantments to protect their land from the terrible blight that is... Continue Reading →

Everless – Sara Holland (review)

Disclaimer - There are some spoilers within this review and it's highlighted where, so don't read that part if you don't want to spoil the book! In the world of Everless time is money and the only way to pay... Continue Reading →

Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare (review)

This book follows Parabatai Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn as they embark on a mission to find the murderer of Emma's parents. But there quest becomes entangled with finding the killer of mundanes and faeries, whose bodies have the same... Continue Reading →

Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie (review)

'The murderer is with us - on the train now...' This novel follows the famous Belgium detective Hercule Poirot on board the Orient Express. One night one of the passengers is viciously killed and Poirot is hired to find the... Continue Reading →

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