Book Reviews

Review: The Surface Breaks

Is there any better feeling in the world than when you go to a bookshop with someone, and just when you’re about to pay, they put their card in the machine? I mean, that’s my favourite fantasy world right there. My very lovely friend Emily did this for me earlier this week as a birthday treat, and it meant I ended up with one of my most anticipated reads in my hands a whole lot earlier than I’d hoped!

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Book Reviews

Review: The Seafarer’s Kiss

I had lunch with the lovely Judith of Chain Interaction last week, and came home with a massive tote bag full of books borrowed from her extensive library… I couldn’t wait to get stuck into The Seafarer’s Kiss!

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Review: The Beast Player

So, you know when you’re in Waterstones and you go a little bit mad? Just before my birthday I was feeling stressed, and I ended up in the childrens/YA section of Waterstones Oxford, which is underground and feels a little bit like a fairy kingdom. I got somewhat carried away on the Buy One Get One Half Price, and took a gamble on some titles that looked super pretty, but I knew nothing about. I am so, so glad I picked up The Beast Player, as it’s definitely a new favourite, with many many rereads to come.

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Review: Monitress Merle

I am a massive fan of vintage school stories, especially those written by prolific author Angela Brazil, who was instrumental in popularising and developing the genre. I’ve been collecting them for about 8 years, and have quite the collection! Monitress Merle was one I picked up in Hay on Wye – I just couldn’t resist that title!

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