Book Review – The Maidens

๐ŸŒŸ 4 stars ๐ŸŒŸ I did not want to stop reading this book. Seriously. I didnโ€™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

๐ŸŒŸ 2.5 stars ๐ŸŒŸ 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

๐ŸŒŸ 4.5 stars ๐ŸŒŸ 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: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto

Iโ€™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…