April Book Review: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars….

A Tatton Park Ramble

WHERE: Tatton Park, Knutsford WHEN: End of January, 2018     It’s still low season, so I can’t explore the Mansion. The weather is miserable, but I came anyway, and drove through the most glorious of high streets tucked away in the heart of Knutsford. With twinkle lights in the windows of quirky bistros and old stone…

February Book Review: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful…

December Book Review: The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string. They’re wrong. Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future. He shouldn’t. And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart. They’re right. As a reader of the Mara Dyer trilogy which preceded…

November Book Review: My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed. OK, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers. But…

October Book Review: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

‘Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might die, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive, and awake. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching…

September Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything follows the story of a young girl named Maddie who, due to complex health issues, is unable to go outside. This means her visitors are few and far between and she is entirely confined to her house. She’s seen the comings and goings of neighbours in the house next door – they move…

Life Update

If someone had told me that in the space of literally 3 weeks I could be fully employed as an Editorial Assistant and be about to rent my very own place for the first time, I would have laughed in that persons’s face. Turns out, the idea is not actually all that ludicrous. In all…

3 Must-See Films

This Beautiful Fantastic 5/5 stars. This film is packed with wonderful weirdness, heart-warming relationships, and a quirky kind of comedy that immediately endears you to all the characters and to the story itself. A beautiful narrative with a tinge of sadness, the overall package leaving you with a smile when the credits roll in. No…