The Big Ol’ Bike – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Being small wasn’t ever going to hold Oliver back. No way. Because he had big dreams, a big heart – and a big old bike.” This book is absolutely beautiful – it combines such loveable characters with important life lessons, creating essential reading for kids, (as well as being the perfect tool…

The Nucleus of Reality – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ “The truth is all around you.” This book was a very mixed bag for me. In my eyes, it had potential, with a plot unlike anything of its kind, but the way we explore this fell short of my expectations. I’m hoping my review will explain my thoughts in more detail and…

Jenny Downham’s Challenges in Writing ‘Furious Thing’

I always find it interesting to learn more about the struggles authors face when writing their books. Not only does it prove insightful to readers and budding writers alike, but it also makes me even more curious to read an author’s work to see exactly how they put their new found lessons into practice! Today…

Call Me Mummy – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “She wanted a child. So she took one.” I have been DYING to read this book for so goddamn long and it was worth every teeny tiny glorious second. It’s written so well that I’m not actually convinced the author has never stolen a child and forced it to stop swearing or…

Essential Advice To Help You Get The Most Out Of Reading

Reading is one of those things that many of us enjoy doing. Or perhaps would like to do more of. After all, getting a good book, settling down and relaxing can be just what is needed on a weekend or after a hard day at work. However, do you get the most out of reading…

Love & Other Mushy Stuff – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I’m a challenge, and he’s only after one thing. I’d be a fool to think otherwise.” I’ve heard a lot about Lyndsey Gallagher in the book community but I’ve never read any of her work until now! This book was a pure delight and really gave me high hopes for the rest…

Janet Quin-Harkin on Creating Characters

I’m thrilled to host today’s stop on the blog tour to celebrate Janet Quin-Harkin’s Heart Break Café series! Janet shares with us her inspiration for creating characters, something I’ve always been fascinated by. Are there any other authors who have the same experience as Janet when it comes to creating their characters?! I don’t know…

Of Magpies and Men – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “How does the saying go again? One’s for sorrow. Two’s for joy…” I would say I’m a little speechless, but I have just written a pretty lengthy review for Ode Ray’s debut! This book is packed with just about everything I love in a book, both in genre and overall plot, and…

Danger Close – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Anyone who spends most of his career getting in the way of bombs and bullets learns. It’s better to be lucky than good. Best to be both, but no one survives without luck.“ If you’re looking for a fully action-packed book with such a brilliant mystery to uncover, this book is exactly…

Two Wrongs – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “How far would you go to correct your worst mistake?” Where the hell has this author been all my life?! I think I could go on all day about how utterly brilliant this book is and it really does give an exceptional reading experience. The plot explores everything from guilt, obsessiveness and…