World War Z by Max Brooks

World War Z by Max Brooks

Hello again fledglings!

It’s Sarah here, bringing you my review of Max Brooks’ World War Z. I realise that Rose may well feel as if I’m encroaching on her sci-fi, apocalyptic territory here, but this was one of the books I have to read for my third year at university and it’s the most fresh in my mind of all the books I’ve read recently so I’m going to do it anyway!

I’m going to start off by saying that this is going to be a very mixed review indeed. Let’s just say, the high hopes I had for this book were certainly not met… World War Z? More like World War Zzz! Continue reading “World War Z by Max Brooks”

Invidious by Bianca Scardoni 

Invidious by Bianca Scardoni 

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In the name of procrastination, I decided to persevere with the second book of The Marked series by Bianca Scardoni. If you read my first review you will know that I found many elements of the novel frustrating. However, there was a definite improvement between the two books. With that said, let’s get started on my review of Invidious. Continue reading “Invidious by Bianca Scardoni “

Inception by Bianca Scardoni

Inception by Bianca Scardoni

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Damn Daniel, I’m back at it again with a YA paranormal romance review! I honestly have so much to say about this book. Although the book frustrated me to no end, as I’m sure you’ll see, I actually kind of liked it. It reminds me of the type of book I would have gone mad for when I was 13/14. A guilty pleasure! A love-hate  crisis causing all sorts of conflict within me.

I’m going to start off by saying that this review WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. This is because there is no way I can possibly rant about the novel without discussing the main plot points so if you haven’t read the novel but intend to, don’t read beyond this point! Continue reading “Inception by Bianca Scardoni”

And I Darken by Kiersten White

And I Darken by Kiersten White

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Kiersten White has really done something special with this book. I knew the general premise of the novel from the blurb but hadn’t gone out of my way to look up reviews or details of the plot ahead of time. I knew it was set in a real historical moment but I didn’t realise who the plot revolved around. Let me tell you, from the first page, I was hooked. When I realised that White had gender swapped the infamous Vlad the Impaler for a girl, Ladislav Dragwlya, I couldn’t wait to see how she dealt with the real historical events that would inevitably shape her novel. Continue reading “And I Darken by Kiersten White”

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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It seems like Graceling has been in my library since time began, yet I have never gotten around to reading it properly. I am the worst person for getting distracted by other books, even when what I’m reading is very good. Shame on me, eh? Graceling came up on my radar again as I was watching a university lecture about YA lit being too mature and Kristin Cashore was one of the authors on the panel. She was talking about the sex-positive attitude her books have and the visibility of abuse in her Graceling series and it intrigued me enough to want to revisit her novels. Continue reading “Graceling by Kristin Cashore”

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Hi Fledglings!

Sorry to keep you so long without a review! We have all taken a (well deserved?) break for the summer. I hope you stick with us as we all try and get back on track with our schedules. I am now back in the UK after spending six months in Alabama so I spent some time adapting back into British life, mainly the cold weather. Lol. Rose, Sarah and I are all going into our final year of University in September so are all busy bees. Hopefully we remain on schedule, but please forgive us if we miss a post or two (or three, or four)! With no further ado, let’s get on with the show! Continue reading “The Help by Kathryn Stockett”