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Three Act Tragedy | 3 star review

If you didn’t know I have pledged to read 25 of the Hercule Poirot by the end of the year Three Act Tragedy is number 11, so I know I won’t get to all of them, but I’m going to make a good number. I love the different stories and characters that take part in the stories, and as always I never see the ending coming! Three Act Tragedy definitely didn’t disappoint in that concern either. I always worry about […]

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We Must Be Brave | 3 1/2 star review

We Must Be Brave was a book that I received from NetGalley and I had been on a real historical fiction push so this seemed to be the perfect fit for my reading but for some reason it just didn’t grab my attention. I actually really struggled with reading through this and I even took a break halfway through reading it which I never do. I think I said in one of the previous posts that I don’t like reading […]

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The Gender Game | 3 star review

The Gender Game was a hard book to rate, on the one hand, I really enjoyed it and have actually downloaded the sequel to read but when I actually think about the issues I had with this book it should really score lower than it has. It was a hard one. I think the saving grace for this book was the concept, the writing for me was overly fantastic and I struggled with some of the tropes and the way […]

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The Winter Soldier | 3.5 star review

The Winter Soldier for me was an extremely detailed look at the way that medicine evolved throughout the war. I also think it offered an insight into a time frame and another subject matter that I don’t think is looked at very often. Saying that this was not a story that grabbed me. I wasn’t pulled into the character’s journeys and some of the information that was put into the story felt out of place and almost unnecessary to the […]

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Wilde Like Me | 3.5 star review

Wilde Like Me was a book I picked up because I regularly watch Louise Pentland’s vlogs and had heard so much about the books and the characters. Plus the fact that she actually wrote it herself intrigues me, especially with the majority of YouTubers using ghostwriters. I think one thing to note is that Louise is adamant that although the book draws on her experiences as a mother that the book isn’t based on her life. I would kind of […]

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Spinning Silver | 3.5 star review

Spinning Silver was a book I was desperate to love and enjoy, and for a while I did. I think where Spinning Silver really shines is the beginning and the end. For me, the middle was where I really struggled. I got to the point with the story where I just wanted it to be over if I’m honest, the characters began to bore me a little and I thought the pace slowed down to slower than a walk.  I […]

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The Book Knights | 3 star review

The Book Knights really intrigued me both with the description and the cover. I loved the idea of having a gender-swapped Arthurian tale, especially with it being set in a dystopian world where reading is banned. I enjoy reading about what would happen if the world stopped reading one day, and the results are usually not pleasant. So when I read about the world in which this story is set, I had high expectations for the book and characters. I […]

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Black Coffee | 3 star review

Black Coffee was one of the audiobooks that I needed to finish before I read The Murder on the Orient Express – it’s one of the films on the in-flight entertainment on my Disney Honeymoon – and I have a weird compulsion that I can’t watch something without reading it first. I wasn’t aware when I started this book, that it was a novelisation of a play that Christie had written, and I think that’s why I didn’t score it […]

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Alice in Zombieland | 3 star review

I have had this book on my shelf forever, and this was a reread. I kinda knew what Alice in Zombieland was about but it didn’t stop the disappointment that this wasn’t a badass Alice in Wonderland retelling. So if that is what you’re looking to get out of this book, you should probably look elsewhere. This book is also trope filled and the angst can become somewhat unbearable especially with the romance elements of the story. Saying that I […]

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Truthwitch | 3 star review

I don’t know what I was expecting when I began reading Truthwitch, I had heard amazing things about the friendships that take place in this book but other than that I was pretty much in the dark. Which is never a bad thing, I love being surprised by a book, especially if I don’t have any expectations about it going in. I feel like I enjoyed the general plot line and story of Truthwitch and when trying to collect my […]

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