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A Reaper at the Gates | 5 star review

I am so glad I can finally write this review, I have been listening to A Reaper at the Gates for so long that it’s spanned over two months. I love this series and it’s definitely one of my favourites. I think the characters and the intricacies of everything are SO well done. I love the way all the plots all entwine and how well they all tie in together, it’s just one of the best series for that and […]

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The Sudden Appearance of Hope | 5 Star Review

I picked up The Sudden Appearance of Hope because I had read The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and really loved the style and the writing. It will probably be one of my favourite books of the year, so I was excited to see what else Claire North had to offer in the book department. My expectations were exceptionally high, like unbelievably so, and I have to say it didn’t disappoint in any sense of the word, the plot and […]

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A Torch Against the Night | 5 star review

If you don’t know, A Torch Against the Night is the second book in a series and you should definitely check out my An Ember in the Ashes book review first! I don’t even have words for what this book made me feel, it genuinely broke me. I once again listened to it on Audible and I’m so glad I did. I love the narrators and what they have managed to do with this book. I feel so drawn into […]

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A Court of Frost and Starlight | 5 star review

I was the first person to complain that A Court of Frost and Starlight was too short and I stand by that for all the right reasons. I WANT MORE. This seems to be a running trait with this series, I cannot wait for the next book to be released especially if the epilogue is anything to go by! I think this book is a wonderful bridge that explains everything that has happened between Hybern and what will happen in […]

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An Ember in the Ashes | 5 star review

So before I start gushing about how great An Ember in the Ashes is I have to sort off explain that a huge amount of my love comes from the audiobook and the narration of the two characters point of views. The voice actors they chose really do a good job of playing their characters and I love their voices. I kinda wanna marry Jack Farrar – weird as that may be! But I have tried to read the physical book […]

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Sea Witch | 5 star review

Sea Witch was a book that I could NOT put down, it drew me in and I ended up reading it start to finish in a couple of days. I loved the way this story was told and the various flashbacks interposed throughout the main storyline, it helped move the story along and they were an integral part of the book. Which is important because sometimes, they can feel as though they’re filler content, which I hate. I loved the […]

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The Gilded King | 5 star review

I cannot express how well The Gilded King surprised me, I think once I started reading that I was expecting something similar to Twilight, you know sparkly vampires who aren’t actually anything to do with what vampires should be. HOWEVER and this is a huge however what I got instead was a rich and diverse mythology that not incorporates vampires but also zombies, in a wonderfully new and original way. I think the way that everything is well written and […]

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Murder on the Orient Express | 5 star review

Murder on the Orient Express was the film I really wanted to watch on the plane over to our honeymoon, so it was a bit of a rush job, I ended up finishing it the day before we left for Orlando. I think this might just be my favourite Poirot book so far. I loved the collection of characters and the way the story ended up playing out. I will say which isn’t technically book related that I wasn’t massively […]

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Outlander | 5 star review

I wasn’t sure whether I was going to like Outlander, I had already tried twice to listen to it on audiobook and failed miserably. The story didn’t seem to grab me and I found myself losing interest in the characters. I don’t think I even made it to where she goes back in time. I knew how popular the series was though and gave it one more shot, buying the book in a discount store in Dublin, and I’m so […]

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August | 5 Star Review

This was a leftover book from the failure that was February and I have to say The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August really surprised me. I thought it was going to be something different and what actually happened was so much better! I think this book has so much to offer and after you’re finished reading it you are left feeling more than a little empty. I will definitely be picking other Claire North books up, this one blew my […]

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