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A Monster Calls
Quick Note: This review is going to be extremely incoherent and incredibly useless. So if you have seen this book anywhere around and been a little bi...more
Sep 23, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
You Against Me
“It was strange how words meant something when they came out of your mouth. Inside your head they were safe and silent, but once they were outside, p...more
Oct 28, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
The Little Stranger
This review is going to be like one of those fridge poetry thingymabobs because I'm tired and coherency isn't a top priority of mine right now.
Here ar...more
Jul 15, 2011
Oct 11, 2009
Ever wondered what it would be like if Wes Anderson got drunk on vodka and watched the entire box set of The Inbetweeners in one night?

Reader meet Sub...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)

Initial Final Page Thoughts.

OMFG. Proceeded by a scramble to buy the next book. I think this book had a more intense cliff hanger than The Italian Job...more
May 18, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
4.5 stars

So when I first heard about this book I was extremely excited. I mean, first up- that synopsis is golden. Why wouldn’t you want to read about...more
Jun 08, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Jane Eyre
The Short Review.
All you need to know about as to why you should read this book is at the top (or well.. technically the bottom) of this list.

The Long...more
May 16, 2011
Jul 27, 2010
Shadows on the Moon
“People trust their eyes above all else- but most people see what they wish to see, or what they believe they should see; not what is really there.”

Jul 15, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
"Sometimes I wonder if she comes back here to Manderley and watches you and Mr de Winter together..."

Holy moly. Where to start?
Well, it's probably be...more
not set
Jul 05, 2009
Boys Don't Cry
“How could ten forgettable minutes of not much turn both our lives inside out and upside down like this?”

Initial Final Page Thoughts.

High Points...more
Feb 14, 2012
Oct 17, 2011
Birdsong - Special Edition (With Exclusive Author Commentary)
"It was not his death that mattered; it was the way the world had been dislocated. It was not all the tens of thousands of deaths that mattered; it w...more
Oct 29, 2011
Jul 06, 2009
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)

You have been warned.

Initial Final Page...more
May 31, 2011
May 28, 2011
Some of the best books I read are the ones I stumble on accidentally. I can’t even remember why I decided that I might like this book. I’m not a huge...more
May 17, 2012
May 13, 2012
Good Night, Mr. Tom
"Takes yer time, everythin' 'as its own time."

So I have this theory that whenever I read a book where there is a gruff old man who is prickly on the...more
Nov 07, 2011
Jul 19, 2009
Boy: Tales of Childhood
(Deciding to re-read this book was inspired by the wonderful ladies at Gathering Books and their fantastic bimonthly meme‘Everything Dahl and Magical’...more
Sep 21, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
In Darkness
Teetering between 4 and 4.5.

“Death will continue… There will be a steady and endless stream of the dead, filling the land under the sea that can never...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
Saving Daisy

Can I just leave it at that?
Can we just call that my review?

No? You want more? God, sometimes you are the most demanding readers ever.

Jul 29, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
The Enemy (The Enemy, #1)
Can you enjoy a book where pretty much every one of your favourite characters gets chomped on by a zombie?

I’m going to say yes because this book was b...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
Being Billy
This book was fantastic. I think my heart is still pounding from those last couple of chapters.
I don’t mind admitting that the majority of my...more
Apr 07, 2012
Jun 20, 2011
The Earth Hums in B Flat
“Whales, porpoises, mermaids and mermen, dead sailors, fishes, crabs, tiny shrimps; the sea is forever full of eyes that watch me. I never fly far b...more
Feb 29, 2012
Dec 02, 2011
The Girl With Glass Feet
4 ¾ Stars.*

“I should take a photo.”
“No. Just remember it, and us in it.”
He swallowed.
She smiled. Here was rightness of place and time.”

There isn’t muc...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
Life: An Exploded Diagram
This book sounded fascinating and I thought the idea was interesting and innovative and something I have never read in a YA novel.
But then… eh.
I’ll s...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
Losing It
“It’s that kind of story. Certain words are necessary because this is real life, but you can’t actually show ‘em because we’re too young to read about...more
Dec 02, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Mister Creecher

On the back of this book a lovely reviewer from The Times has stated that this book is a “Beautifully written gothic metafiction.”
I, silly little r...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
Burn Mark (Burn Mark, #1)
I’ve been sitting on this review for a while now and it’s because I’ve not really been able to sort my thoughts out. What is it with these British aut...more
Apr 08, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
Artichoke Hearts
Initial Final Page Thoughts.
Cute as a button.And I love buttons.

High Point.
A younger protagonist. Mira is only twelve and at first I thought it was g...more
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
The Welsh Fairy Book
3.5 stars.

“There is no end of treasure hidden in the mountains of Wales, but if you are not the person for whom it is intended, you will probably n...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
The Book of Dead Days (Book of Dead Days, #1)
This review is probably going to be a bit lacking because I thought I was being clever by reading this book about the days in between Christmas and Ne...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 31, 2011
Pigeon English
Told from the perspective of Harri, an eleven year old who recently moved from Ghana to an inner city council estate, this novel perfectly depicts the...more
May 08, 2011
May 02, 2011
Rivers of London (Peter Grant, #1)
I think the last time I saw a Punch and Judy show a plague of locusts descended on me.

OK, maybe not locusts… but it sounds much more ominous than wha...more
Jun 29, 2011
May 20, 2011
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