Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

Rating: 5/5 Blurb (from goodreads): On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. … More Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

Book Review: Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

Rating 5/5 I’m writing this having just put the book down and therefore with a swelling heart, which is often (though not always) the case in the moments after I finish a good book. Time usually makes me a little more critical, but I’ll honour this book with a review from within its beautiful presence. … More Book Review: Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

Book Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Rating: 3/5 I got really excited about In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan, when I stumbled across it on Goodreads. After deciding it was clearly a must-read YA fantasy and something I should read for research and for fun, I bought a second hand copy immediately. Sadly, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations, … More Book Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

RATING: 5/5 Margaret Atwood can do no wrong in my eyes. Perhaps it is a mistake to be so uncritical, but to me the scale of her contribution to literature, her years of experience and her dedication to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and culturally necessary stories means I’m not going to write a bad word about … More Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis

RATING: 5/5 Oh my goodness…another book that had me welling up and smiling through life affirming heart surges! The Girl with the Dragon Heart is a truly magical book, in all senses of the word, and it caught me in its spell. BLURB: Once upon a time, in a beautiful city famous for chocolate and … More Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis

Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Rating: 5/5 Oh my WOW. I was blown away by Melissa Albert’s debut YA novel, The Hazel Wood. It’s a fantastic debut full of dark imagination. BLURB: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s … More Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert