Category: Review

Review: Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5) by Garth Nix

Review: Goldenhand (Abhorsen #5) by Garth Nix

Posted 29 December, 2016 by Rinn in Review / 4 Comments

And here it is at last, my long overdue review of Goldenhand by Garth Nix. I started reading this as soon as it landed on my doormat, and read it in two days – back in October. Sadly, due to my preparations for Sci-Fi Month, and the fact that sometimes I take FOREVER to get […]

Review: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Colouring Book

Review: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Colouring Book

Posted 20 September, 2016 by Rinn in Review / 8 Comments

Well this is certainly a first – I have never reviewed a colouring book before! And I’m not entirely sure how to review one… However, I don’t think you could really go wrong with this for Pratchett fans. It’s illustrated by Paul Kidby, the classic Pratchett illustrator. It features all of the favourite characters – […]

Review: After Alice by Gregory Maguire

Review: After Alice by Gregory Maguire

Posted 4 September, 2016 by Rinn in Review / 4 Comments

There is a definite trend for Alice in Wonderland related things at the moment, what with the 150th anniversary of the books publication in 2015. Since then I’ve seen countless retellings, spin-offs and books loosely inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll. Therefore, anyone writing one of these such novels has to work extra hard […]

Review: Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Review: Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Posted 15 July, 2016 by Rinn in Review / 6 Comments

Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books: after reading it first at school aged 16, I then re-read in 2014. This time round, without the need to analyse every little detail, I absolutely fell in love with it. Ever since then, I’ve been looking out for any Jane Eyre inspired books or retellings, which […]

Review: The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu

Review: The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu

Posted 19 June, 2016 by Rinn in Review / 6 Comments

Maybe I’ve just read so much fantasy that something has to be really unique to get my attention. Or maybe this book was just not that good. From the very beginning, The Novice just felt like a generic fantasy novel: the protagonist a young boy who is ‘different’ from the others in his village, with […]

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