Book Review: Alice #1 (The Chronicles of Alice) by Christina Henry

Being a lifelong fan of Alice in Wonderland there was no hesitation to buy this book, and what’s more, I learned that there was a second instalment to this retelling of a personal favourite classic.  The synopsis on the back cover is as follows. In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the […]

Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I love book recommendations. But I also object to them. I always wonder if I’m going to dislike a recommendation, especially if it’s someone’s favourite, as I wouldn’t want to hurt them by saying “no, I hated it! It was shite!” So when the Grisha trilogy was suggested to me, I was elated and intrigued, […]

Book Review: Candide by Voltaire

Hello readers, Candide was one of many free books I downloaded onto my Kindle, and something that I read during slow days at work (ssh, don’t tell the boss!) When I read the first few chapters I thought it was sombrely funny. The way Candide immediately encountered such misfortune and bad luck was quite humorous. […]