Manipulated Lives – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Five fictional, compelling true-to-life stories about how people can be manipulated by others, yet eventually find the strength to move on. Leuschel has done it again with another powerful book, filled with five very different stories with one very common theme. Manipulators are everywhere and having being a victim of one in…

Yearn To Fear – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Have I made a brilliant discovery, or created a monster?” Things quickly change for scientist, Marcus Hall, as the initial 5G Wi-Fi receiver he’s creating just isn’t enough for that knowledge-filled brain of his! The idea of inventing a whole new piece of technology and learning what the characters in this book…

The Islanders – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The game has changed. No longer is this about winning; this is about surviving.” I’ve been so incredibly excited to read this book for a while and once I started it, I could not put it down! Such a brilliant modern take on the crime/thriller genre I know and love, with an…

Whitehall Baby – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “One night changes everything…” An unexpected pregnancy turns Charlotte’s life upside-down, and as a reader, I felt incredibly lucky to be sharing this journey with her. Barnard has impressed me once again with her hilarious writing and keen eye for detail, and I’m so happy to be sharing my review! If you…

Seven Days – Book Review

Overall thoughts: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “You’ve got seven days to find me this man, Jack. Whatever it takes. Seven days.” My god, what a book!! I thought I loved the first book in this series, but Seven Days is on a whole new level. An absolutely incredible story which was suspenseful, terrifying and so very addictive. It…

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…