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: 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: 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…

Book Review: Take A Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

I loved this. I was wary when starting the second book in the Brown Sisters series, as I’d loved the first book so much. However, this book was just as good, if not better than, the first. Take A Hint, Dani Brown tells the story of Dani Brown – professor, witch and commitment phobe –…

Book Review: Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

I loved this book. I smiled from start to finish, and then kept on smiling as I immediately purchased the second book in this series. Get A Life, Chloe Brown tells the story of Chloe Brown – a smart, sassy web designer, who after a somewhat life changing experience decides to ‘get a life’. And…

Book Review: The Moroccan Daughter by Deborah Rodriguez

Delightful. This book was simply delightful. The Moroccan Daughter tells the interwoven tales of four women; Amina, Charlie, Bea and Samira, all with their own secrets. Amina, worried about disappointing a strict father; Charlie who has a secret she’d rather have left behind in Casablanca; Samira, who has a secret which could cost her a…

Book Review: Isoldesse by Kimberly Grymes

I requested the book from Netgalley because the plot sounded interesting and I am a big science fiction fan. I want to start out the review by saying that the book had promise, but it was just not for me. The first issue was the amount of characters introduced in the book. That combined with…