children's fiction, fantasy, review

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix – J.K.Rowling

  “He felt as though his heart was going to explode with pleasure; he was flying again, flying away from Privet Drive as he’d been fantasising about all Summer, he was going home… for a few glorious moments, all his problems seemed to recede to nothing, insignificant in the vast, starry sky.”   Blurb: “Harry… Continue reading Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix – J.K.Rowling

adult fiction, review

The Girl In The Ice – Robert Bryndza

“Erika felt immediate guilt for passing judgement, for the two people standing expectantly in front of them were nothing more than terrified parents.” Blurb: “When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder… Continue reading The Girl In The Ice – Robert Bryndza

fantasy, review

Fragile Things – Neil Gaiman

“There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.”   Blurb: “Let me tell you stories of the months of the year, of ghosts and heartbreak, of dread and desire. Of after-hours drinking and unanswered phones, of good deeds and bad days, of trusting wolves and… Continue reading Fragile Things – Neil Gaiman

fantasy, review, young adult

Rebel Of The Sands – Alwyn Hamilton

  “They said the only folk who belonged to Deadshot after dark were the ones who were up to no good. I wasn’t up to no good. Then again, I wasn’t exactly up to no bad, neither.”   Blurb: “Dustwalk is an unforgiving, dead – end town. It’s not the place to be poor or orphaned… Continue reading Rebel Of The Sands – Alwyn Hamilton

contemporary, feminism, Non-Fiction, review

How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran

“Would Jane Austen’s Characters have spent pages and pages discussing all the relationships in their social circle if they’d been a bit more in control of their own destinies? Would women fret themselves half to death over how they look, and who fancies them, if this wasn’t the main thing they were still judged on?… Continue reading How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran