All of Us Villains Review

The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls. The Tournament begins.

Every generation, at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families in the remote city of Ilvernath each name a champion to compete in a tournament to the death.

The prize? Exclusive control over a secret wellspring of high magick, the most powerful resource in the world–one thought long depleted.

This year, thanks to a salacious tell-all book, the seven champions are thrust into worldwide spotlight, granting each of them new information, new means to win, and most importantly: a choice – accept their fate or rewrite their story.

But this is a story that must be penned in blood.

The Monsters of Rookhaven Review

Mirabelle has always known she is a monster. When the glamour protecting her unusual family from the human world is torn and an orphaned brother and sister stumble upon Rookhaven, Mirabelle soon discovers that friendship can be found in the outside world. But as something far more sinister comes to threaten them all, it quickly becomes clear that the true monsters aren’t necessarily the ones you can see.

Beneath the Citadel Review

n the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade.

In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt, and Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her — and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city — or themselves.

The Whistling Review

Author: Rebecca Netley Series: Standalone Genre: Horror No. of pages: 400 Dates read: 20.09.21 – 21.09.21 Star Rating: 2 stars ARC Publisher: Michael Joesph Date Published: 14.10.21 Plot: Alone in the world, Elspeth Swansome takes the position of nanny to a family on the remote Scottish island of Skelthsea. Her charge, Mary, hasn’t uttered a […]

September 2021 Wrap Up

September was a very interesting mix of books this month. It started off strong and started teetering by the end but the books that I did enjoy will stay with me for a long time. I also started my new job as a BOOKSELLER this month which is monumental. So far, it has been great and I am super excited for what’s to come. Let’s jump in!

  • I read 6 books this month.
  • I read 1 ARC this month.
  • I DNFed 1 book this month, that’s 6 so far for the year.
  • Genre: 3 fantasy, 1 contemporary, 1 horror and 1 non-fiction.
  • Gender of authors: 4 women and 2 men.
  • Race of authors: 3 white authors, 1 asian author, 1 black author and 1 Middle Eastern author.
  • Age range: 3 adult and 3 YA
  • Format: 4 paperback, 1 eBook, 1 hardcover.

If you want to read more in-depth versions of my thoughts click the the titles for my reviews.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (4 stars)

This was an YA I had heard loads about and I finally managed to get round to read it. I loved the world building, loved the characters (especially the variety of female characters) and the plot was INTENSE! I completely understand the reason why this book got the hype.

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (5 stars)

Another YA book that I picked up due to the hype on social media and another YA book that DID NOT DISAPPOINT! This novel was super impactful, it was intense and I loved exploring the characters and watching them grow over the course of the book. I had to pick my jaw up from the ground.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir (4 stars)

I am not a massive non-fiction reader but having grown up learning all about the Tudors I really wanted to continue that learning and expand on my knowledge. I really enjoyed this book and I got lost in the history and the past of the country I live in. There was so much I didn’t know and it was super fun to learn so much more.

The Whistling by Rebecca Netley (2 stars)

This was a book that I read as an ARC. So, thank you Netgalley and Micheal Joseph for a copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review. The review in question will be out this week so stay tuned.

The Child Thief by Brom (DNF)

This was a book that had been on my TBR since 2015! So I am super sad to say that I didn’t love it. I personally didn’t connect to the story or characters and it was also too dark for my personal preference. I also didn’t love how the women were portrayed.

One Piece Omnibus Vol. 1 by Eiichiro Oda (3 stars)

I have heard so much about this series both as the manga and as the anime. I thought the anime might be a bit hard to tackle so I decided to give the manga a go. My thoughts are mainly that it was super fun but I didn’t connect to the story too much. The characters were cool and I enjoyed the funny moments but I am personally not running to buy the next volume.