children's fiction, review

City Of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab

“I have one foot in winter and one in spring. One foot with the living, and one with the dead.” Blurb: “Cassidy Blake's parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.” Schwab continues to build her… Continue reading City Of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab

discussion

Charlotte Reads Things | An Update

I've been working on CharlotteReadsThings for a few years now and I've entered a bookish world that I didn't know existed prior. I've made amazing blogger friendships, delved into books I would have otherwise missed, and found an outlet to share my love for some on my favourite stories. I'm a big planner and with my… Continue reading Charlotte Reads Things | An Update

review, young adult

The Loneliest Girl In The Universe – Lauren James

“It's hard to focus on the future when the past is so distracting.” Blurb: “Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she… Continue reading The Loneliest Girl In The Universe – Lauren James

fantasy, review, young adult

A Map Of Days – Ransom Riggs

“I had just survived the most surreal summer imaginable – skipping back to bygone centuries, taming imaginable monsters, falling in love with my grandfather’s time-arrested girlfriend – but only now, in the unexceptional present, in Suburban Florida, in the house I’d grown up in, was I finding it hard to believe my eyes.” Blurb: “Having… Continue reading A Map Of Days – Ransom Riggs

Audiobook Of The Month

Audiobook Of The Month – Lord Of Shadows

This month I'm continuing on with my reread of The Dark Artifices series by moving on to Lord Of Shadows. This was a bit of a disaster book for me the last time I read it. I really didn't like it and, again, didn't appreciate the endless info-dumping about The Mortal Instruments series. But, as the case… Continue reading Audiobook Of The Month – Lord Of Shadows

contemporary, review, young adult

Dear Evan Hansen – Val Emmich

“Fantasies always sound good but they’re no help when reality comes and shoves you to the ground.”   Blurb: “When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime:… Continue reading Dear Evan Hansen – Val Emmich

contemporary, lgbt, review, young adult

Odd One Out – Nic Stone

“None of this is simple as we want it to be. And I think that should be okay. Being who you are and losing who you love may not be easy, but it’s always worthwhile.” – Author Note Blurb: “Courtney "Coop" Cooper: Dumped. Again. And normally I wouldn't mind. But right now, my best friend… Continue reading Odd One Out – Nic Stone

contemporary, review, romance, young adult

Always And Forever Lara Jean – Jenny Han

“To love a boy, to have him love you back, it feels miraculous.” Blurb: "Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be… Continue reading Always And Forever Lara Jean – Jenny Han

adult fiction, review, romance

When The Curtain Falls – Carrie Hope Fletcher

"A certain kind of magic is born when the curtain rises. Intoxicated by the smell of the greasepaint and powered by the glow of the footlights, lovers successfully elope, villains get their just deserts and people die in epic stunts and yet live to tell the tale." Blurb: "In 1952 two young lovers meet, in… Continue reading When The Curtain Falls – Carrie Hope Fletcher

discussion, Uncategorized

Visting Charles Dickens

Despite holding an English Literature degree, I’ve never really connected with any classic literature. The exception to that rule is Charles Dickens. I can’t quite explain what it is about his writing that whisks me off to another world, or why I find myself so fascinated with his life outside of writing, but it’s the… Continue reading Visting Charles Dickens