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The Call (The Call #1)
it was amazing
I heard about The Call when it was still just a twinkle in Peadar’s eye. I was hobbling around with a walking stick at WorldCon, and he collared me in ...more
Mar 19, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
liked it
Selkies are seals who come ashore and shed their skin to become human, and come from Scottish folklore. Sealskin weaves this legend into a wonderfully ...more
Jan 11, 2017
Jan 10, 2017
Demelza (Poldark, #2)
it was amazing
I chose to read Demelza, the second in the Poldark series by Winston Graham, for the Cornish Reading Challenge.

If you haven't heard about Poldark yet,
Mar 19, 2015
Mar 04, 2015
29 Seconds
did not like it
I so rarely give negative reviews because I can usually find something positive to talk about. I can usually see why some people might enjoy this or t ...more
Jan 23, 2018
Jan 22, 2018
The Burning Girl
really liked it
Girls. They're the subject of choice these days. The Girl On The Train, Girls On Fire, Gone Girl... we seem to be obsessed with the inner workings of ...more
Apr 17, 2017
Apr 16, 2017
The Power
it was amazing
For those of you who haven't yet discovered The Power, you are missing out. Endorsed by Margaret Atwood, The Power truly is an electrifying read. Told ...more
Mar 26, 2017
Mar 19, 2017
When I Was Invisible
it was amazing
I review When I Was Invisible by the incredibly talented Dorothy Koomson for the review panel.

As a rule, I tend to struggle with mod
Apr 11, 2016
Apr 08, 2016
The Watcher
really liked it
Many thanks to the author, publisher & NetGalley for providing a review copy.

Following on from the success of Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train,
Sep 11, 2016
Sep 12, 2016
Baby Doll
it was ok
Now, I love a good thriller, and 'Baby Doll' seemed to have all the right ingredients - kidnap, abuse, escape, revenge - for a hard-hitting, moving st ...more
May 2016
May 02, 2016
The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife And The Missing Corpse
it was amazing
I was contacted by the lovely John over at The Last Word Review to review this brilliant novel by Piu Marie Eatwell, and I am so pleased he did. I tho ...more
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
The Stars Are Fire
it was amazing
*I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Wow. The Stars Are Fire is an absolute gem of a book. It's the perfect historical fi
Mar 19, 2017
Mar 19, 2017
Children of the Different
it was amazing
Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy.

Meet Arika and Narrah, twins, and our protagonists. They've grown up after The Great Madness wip
Sep 08, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
The Growing Season
really liked it
The Growing Season is a book that looks at motherhood from every feminist perspective. With the advent of the pouch, a way of growing babies outside o ...more
Aug 07, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
The Summer that Melted Everything
it was amazing
As soon as I read the description, I knew I wanted to get my hands on The Summer That Melted Everything. Autopsy Bliss invites the devil to dinner wit ...more
Jun 09, 2016
Jun 08, 2016
A Song of Ice and Fire (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1-4)
it was amazing
What can I say? I don't think words can describe how quickly and absolutely I fell in love with these books and the world G.R.R. Martin has created. I ...more
Dec 2011
Jan 22, 2012
I Am Watching You
liked it
It seems I'm the odd one out here, my 3 stars amongst the 4* and 5*. Unfortunately, this book just didn't live up to expectations. A new thriller is b ...more
Sep 06, 2017
not set
Sep 06, 2017
really liked it
Gender swaying is not something I've ever come across before. Not wanting children is probably largely to blame, but I imagine it's also a very taboo ...more
Sep 28, 2016
Oct 05, 2016
The Mountain in My Shoe
it was amazing
Many thanks to the author & to Orenda Books for providing me with a review copy.

Described as a psychological thriller, The Mountain In My Shoe is
Oct 20, 2016
Oct 17, 2016
Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive
really liked it
I'm currently working on my research proposal for an MA, focusing on the witch trials from a feminist perspective. This is a great book to start with, ...more
Sep 09, 2017
Sep 08, 2017
One Cornish Summer
it was amazing
What I love most about One Cornish Summer is the relationship between Lucy and Hebe, particularly how their similarities and differences were highligh ...more
Mar 06, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6)
it was amazing
Many thanks to the author & publisher for providing The Bandwagon with an ARC.

Anyone who knows me, knows that before I received a full BSc in Crim
Oct 26, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
Final Girls
really liked it
I know, I know, another book with "girls" in the title. But Final Girls actually works. It's the term given to the last female character standing in a ...more
Jan 23, 2017
Jan 23, 2017
The Loving Husband
liked it
Whenever I’m unsure about a book, I always read a few reviews on Goodreads, to see how it’s gone down in general. The Loving Husband has received a mi ...more
Jul 30, 2016
Jul 25, 2016
Silent Child
really liked it
Shorter than I expected, but no less thrilling. Silent Child is one of those excellent thrillers that seem to be coming out of everywhere these days, ...more
Sep 06, 2017
Aug 31, 2017
While You Sleep
really liked it
I confess, this gave me the creeps more than once. I jumped at the gurgling noises of the boiler during the night. Last night, our IFTTT wasn't workin ...more
Mar 19, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
The Memory Chamber
really liked it
The description for this book really caught my attention. What if we could create a place for our consciousness to go when we die? This idea puts me i ...more
Jan 14, 2018
Jan 16, 2018
The Hunger
really liked it
As a Brit, I knew nothing of the Donner Party, nor much about people emigrating west through to California. It's a fascinating point in history, and o ...more
Mar 30, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
Red Clocks
it was amazing
This book deserves way more recognition than it is currently getting. Some reviews here are utterly disheartening. Red Clocks is a brilliant, fascinat ...more
Jan 21, 2018
Jan 21, 2018
Dec 30, 2017
Wolf Winter
it was amazing
Update: After a reread this week, I've upped my review to 5 stars, because this book is beautifully written, dark, and just wonderful. Read it.

Set in
Nov 19, 2015
Dec 03, 2014
The Fire Child
really liked it
I review The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne for the Lovereading review panel.

Many thanks to the publisher for providing me with a copy.

Ah, Cornwall. It’s
May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016
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