BOOK REVIEW: Deja Who, by MaryJanice Davidson

There’s something about Deja Who that I could easily connect to watching a four-car pile-up; you know you should stop watching (or in this case reading) but you just can’t turn away. Now I’m going to preface this review with a disclaimer: I used to love MaryJanice Davidson. In the beginning, I loved Betsy and, despite what some reviewers say about Fred being a carbon copy of Betsy, I loved Fred.

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My Favourite Reads of 2017

This month I bit the bullet and finally filmed and uploaded a video to Booktube. In my second video, I talked about my 2017 favourite reads and explained some of my reasons – as best I could considering I hadn’t written up my thoughts. In this video, I talk about the following books: The Hating Game, by Sally Thorne (New Adult Contemporary) Blood Kissed, by Keri Arthur (Urban Fantasy) Wardrobe

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BOOK REVIEW: Practical Magic, By Alice Hoffman

As I’m sure is the case for many, I grew up loving the film adaptation of Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman. It only occurred to me late last year that I really should read the book. My drive to do so stemmed entirely from the release of The Rules of Magic, which is the prologue to Practical Magic.  I wish I could say I was wowed and fell in love with the characters

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#TBRChallenge: Short Reads January

It’s Short Reads Month! In 2018, I am participating in the TBR Challenge, hosted by Wendy at The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The goal of the TBR Challenge is rather self-explanatory, read one book a month from the TBR pile. To participate, you just have to be on social media and use #TBRChallenge, particularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (today). Each month has been assigned an optional theme. January’s theme is We

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BOOK REVIEW: Star Witch by Helen Harper

Star Witch is the second book in Helen Harper’s The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic series. Still confused and missing her ex-partner Raphael Winter, when the Order asks her to travel to the Scottish Highlands with him and spy on her favourite TV show, Enchantment, Ivy jumps at the chance. Excellent Character Development & World Building This book continued to build on the Lazy Girl world of Magic and their

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BOOK REVIEW: Grave Visions by Kalayna Price

Grave Visions is the fourth book in the Alex Craft urban fantasy series. Originally published in 2010, I discovered this series in September 2016 and knew straight away that I would love it. Recap If you haven’t heard of Kalayna Price’s Alex Craft series then here’s a quick recap: Alex Craft is a private investigator and consultant for the police with a twist: she can speak to the dead. Not

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BOOK REVIEW: The Gift by Nikki Landis

There were moments in ‘The Gift’ that just swept me up. Similarly, there were moments of implausibility that ripped me out of the story. I found the concept of ‘The Gift’ fascinating. A woman who sees and interacts with souls and has always understood how the world operates. It’s not an entirely brand new idea. A woman who interacts with ghosts. I started reading this book with the likes of

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BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Neil Gaiman

The Art of Neil Gaiman is a biography charting Neil Gaiman’s conquests, from that failed Duran Duran biography to his work with Terry Pratchett and beyond. It looks at some of the relationships, partnerships and chance encounters that contributed to creating the literary genius we know today.  It’s no secret to those who know me that Neil Gaiman has played a massive role in my writing journey. His work has

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