Book Review – The Maidens

🌟 4 stars 🌟 I did not want to stop reading this book. Seriously. I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished. Alex Michaelides really knows how to write a great thriller. The Maidens is set primarily in Cambridge, and tells the story of Mariana, a grieving therapist who travels to be…

Book Review – The Lost Apothecary

🌟 2.5 stars 🌟 The Lost Apothecary tells the story of two women from two different centuries; Nella and Caroline and a young girl named Eliza. The story is told from each of their points of view and dual timelines. The beautiful cover and intriguing synopsis made me want to read this book, however for…

Book Review – Malibu Rising

🌟 4.5 stars 🌟 Well that was a wild trip. The trials and tribulations of the Rivas grabbed me and did not let me go. Seriously. I ended up reading this book in a day, and it would have been in one sitting if I could have avoided life commitments. Malibu Rising is set in…

Book Review – The Beautiful Ones

You ever want to like a book more than you actually did? That was sadly the case for me with this book. The Beautiful Ones tells the story of Nina, who arrives in Loisail for The Grand Season. While at a ball she meets Hector, a telekinetic performer, who is initially uninterested in her, but…

Book Review – The Wolf Den

4.5 stars Wow. I liked this a lot. The Wolf Den grabbed me as soon as I started reading it and did not let me go until I finished the book. This is a beautifully told tale of Amara, a smart, ambitious Greek woman, who through several misfortunes in her life ends up being forced…

Book Review: Ariadne

4 stars The book was a nice read. Ariadne was an enjoyable Greek Mythology retelling. The book is being advertised as a feminist retelling, I’m not entirely sure what about the book made it feminist, but it was enjoyable. Even though the book is called Ariadne, the story is told from a dual POV of…

Book Review: My Little Girl

3.5 stars The description of this book claims that My Little Girl is “A totally gripping psychological thriller full of shocking twists” and while I didn’t find that to be the case, this thriller was still an enjoyable, if somewhat predictable read. My Little Girl tells the story of Jill, a grandmother who take her…

Book Review: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

I’m not quite sure how to categorise this book, but I loved it. Part romance novel, part comedic farce, this was a touching, laugh-out-loud novel about family and the ties that bind. Dial A for Aunties tells the story of Meddy Chan, a photographer whose mother and aunts are very involved in her life. Together…

Book Review: Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

This book was pure joy. I was almost sad starting this book, as after an amazing Brown Sisters reading binge, I didn’t want to leave the wonderful world that Talia Hibbert created. Act Your Age, Eve Brown tells the story of Eve Brown – free spirit, magnet of chaos and flighty jack of all trades…