Review: ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ by Sarah J. Maas

Please note if you haven’t read this book: this review contains spoilers! Read at your own risk! ūüôā   Blurb from GoodReads:¬† Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1¬†New York Times¬†bestselling¬†A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information…

Album Review: ‘Human Love’ by Newton Faulkner

This is a surprisingly upbeat from previously-rather-folksy Newton Faulkner– full of big, rambunctious rhythms, drums, melodies, chanting,¬†guitars that make their own kind of percussion (I’m not a musician, so forgive me if the terms are incorrect,) this album has a LOT. It’s a delightful mix- tracks such as ‘Far to Fall’ and ‘Up, Up and…

Review: ‘The Return of the Witch’ by Paula Brackston

Blurb from GoodReads.com:¬† After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan, and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has travelled the world learning…

Review: ‘The Secret Life of William Shakespeare’ by Jude Morgan

  Blurb from GoodReads.com:¬† There are so few established facts about how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire became one of the greatest writers of all time that some people doubt he could really have written so many astonishing plays. We know that he married Anne Hathaway, who was pregnant and six years…

Review: ’21 Proms’ by David Levithan, John Green, Libba Bray and others

Please note: Trigger Warning:¬†this post explores issues around (sexual) consent and (IMO*) abusive relationships. If you find this upsetting, please feel free to skip this post and read others instead.¬† Blurb from GoodReads: Sometimes the night of your dreams can be a total nightmare. The prom. It’s supposed to be one of the best nights…

Review: ‘Moonheart’ by Charles de Lint

Blurb from GoodReads.com: When Sara and Jamie discovered the seemingly ordinary artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim and distant place. A world of mists and forests, of ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards…and restless evil. Now, with their friends and enemies alike–Blue, the biker; Keiran, the folk musician; the Inspector from the RCMP;…

Review: ‘The Crow’ (graphic novel) by James O’Barr

Blurb from GoodReads.com:¬† A tale about the nature of evil and the power of love. It centres on a dark angel who literally rises from the dead to avenge a gang of thugs who brutally killed him and his fiancee on the eve of their wedding. This is the graphic novel that inspired the hit…

Review: ‘Kindred Spirits’ by Rainbow Rowell

Blurb from GoodReads:¬† ‘Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’ ‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’ ‘Maybe.’ If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to…