Book Review – Songbird by Karen Heenan

Book Review – Songbird by Karen Heenan

This week on the blog, I review Songbird by Karen Heenan. I actually read this book back in November, but as the author re-released this novel in this past week, I’ve pressed paused on writing a blog review till now. So excited to share this book with you! Songbird – A Flavour This stunning novel is set in Tudor era England and tells the story of Bess, a girl who comes to the court of Henry VIII as a minstrel. As

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Book Review – Storytellers by Bjorn Larssen

Book Review – Storytellers by Bjorn Larssen

Storytellers by Bjorn Larssen has taken me on a wonderful journey this week. I haven’t been able to put it down and it’s probably gone right up there as one of one of the best books I’ve ever read. I’m excited to share with you why. Here’s the blurb for more of a flavour. Storytellers: The Blurb On a long, cold Icelandic night in March 1920, Gunnar, a hermit blacksmith, finds himself with an unwanted lodger – Sigurd, an injured stranger

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Book Review – To Take a World: The GhostMaker

Book Review – To Take a World: The GhostMaker

This week on the blog, I review To Take a World: The GhostMaker by Niamh Schmid. I only just finished this book and I’m excited to tell you my thoughts! This is the second novel by Niamh Schmid, following debut novel ‘Of Shade and Shadow’ (also authored by Rebecca Schmid). (Head here for my review of the first novel). GhostMaker is not the sequel and takes place in another world to the first book. Here there be Drogans – similar to

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Being an ARC Reader

Being an ARC Reader

This week on the blog, I thought I’d talk about being an ARC reader. ARC here stands for ‘advanced reader copy’. The way it works is you receive a free copy of an unpublished book and commit to giving it an honest review. The reader then posts the review on or immediately after the publication day and perhaps shares a bit about the book on social media. Possibly the ARC reader might offer the author some last minute author feedback or

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Book Review – A Fatal First Night

Book Review – A Fatal First Night

This week on the blog, I review A Fatal First Night by Kathleen Maple Kab. This is the second novel in her historical mystery series, following her debut novel, a Fatal Finale (you can check out my review of her first book here). Here is a short blub to give you a flavour of the book: Ella returns Diva Ella Shane has made her operatic career famous by her ‘trouser role’ performances by playing the male leads. After the first night

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Book Review – Empire’s Legacy

Book Review – Empire’s Legacy

This week on the blog I review Empire’s Legacy, an alternative historical fiction by Marian L Thorpe. I originally wrote this blog post when I first read this wonderful series last year. It helped me fall back in love with reading and went a long way in getting me through the pandemic! So, I thought I’d pull this from the blog and update it a bit/republish. PS Thorpe has published fourth novel in this series, Empire’s Reckoning and also a novella,

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The Marked Princess – Book Review

The Marked Princess – Book Review

This week on the blog I’m reviewing The Marked Princess, a YA Fantasy by E.P. Stavs. This is a brilliant book that got me hooked from the first page! Here’s a flavour: The blurb Fighting for her life and with new friends along the way, Josselyn tries to take back her kingdom and her home. One minute Princess Josselyn is considering suitors ahead of her 18th birthday and practicising duelling with her friend Edmund. The next, she and her stoic bodyguard

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Book Review – Accusing Mr Darcy

This wonderful book sweeps you back in time to Regency England in this charming Pride and Prejudice variation. Mr Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet are guests at a house party thrown by mutual friends, the Kendalls. The Kendalls hope that both Elizabeth and Darcy will find suitable matches. In the true style of this beloved couple, it seems they are not suited at each other, at least at first. However, the two form a friendship over early morning walks. Could there

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Book Review – A Girl Called Ari

Book Review – A Girl Called Ari

This week on the blog, I review A Girl Called Ari by P.J. Sky. This book was a fantastic read! Although I’ve enjoyed lots of fantasy reads recently, this is my first science fiction novel in quite a long time. A Girl called Ari has been on my TBR pile for a while and I was excited to finally get to it. Here’s a flavour of the book: The Plot After Starla gets abducted she wakes in the worst possible place

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Book Review – The Borrowed Boy

Book Review – The Borrowed Boy

This week on the blog, I review the wonderful book ‘The Borrowed Boy’ by Deborah Klee. I actually read this book a few weeks ago, but even after moving house and moving onto another couple of reads, this story has stayed with me. Here’s a flavour of the book: Fearing she only has a short time left to live, Angie Winkle feels she hasn’t done much with her life. However, after a chance encounter at a London Underground station, suddenly Angie

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