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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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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Book Review

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is not the first Poirot book I have read check out my reviews here, here and here for the others! I had heard that if I only read one Poirot then it should be The Murder of Roger Ackroyd would be. I never really believed it and I’m not really sure I can pass judgement on that until I’ve read the others. But I have to say I enjoyed this book a lot. I don’t […]

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Three Dark Crowns | 5 star review

I went into this book with very high expectations, but I had heard mixed things, so I was hoping and expecting the best but knew there was a big possibility that I was going to be disappointed. I definitely think the premise of Three Dark Crowns is what intrigued me into buying and investing time in the book, and I’m so glad I did, I really enjoyed reading this from start to finish. I loved the dynamics of the different […]

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And The Mountains Echoed | 5 star review

I don’t think there is a book that Khaled Hosseini could write that I wouldn’t love. I adore his writing and the way he builds a story around his characters. When I read anything that he’s written I feel like I’m leaving my life and entering a completely new culture. And The Mountains Echoed is no exception, I loved everything about this book, and I think it had a little bit of everything. The best bit about this book was […]

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones | 5 star review

Down Among the Sticks and Bones could be seen as a sequel to Every Heart a Doorway – you might want to read that one first! I loved the entire concept of this book, especially after listening to Every Heart a Doorway. It was the perfect follow on and one that I enjoyed thoroughly, I definitely think that if any two characters got there own novel about their lives Jack and Jill was the best choice! Down Among the Sticks […]

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The Star-Touched Queen | 5 star review

The Star-Touched Queen was a great find on Audible, I had heard a lot of great things about the story and it turned out that the narrator was one of the best I have listened to in a long time. It had a way of weaving a story that was completely enthralling, and listening to it on audiobook made it all the more immersive. I really enjoyed the cultural aspects of the story and how everything ends up. I think […]

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Strange the Dreamer | 5 star review

I love the whimsical way that Laini Taylor creates a story and I genuinely think she has out done herself with Strange the Dreamer. With a plot rich with conflict and characters that could each have their own stand-a-lone story it’s hard to see why anyone would fight picking this book up. I have to say the mythology and concept that was woven through this book was outstanding and SO well put together. I enjoyed reading and learning about every […]

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Every Heart a Doorway | 5 star review

This book surprised me in so many ways. I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting from a book all about children who had been on such wonderful adventures to find themselves disenchanted with the real world – somwhere they didn’t feel they belonged anymore. Well, what can I say other than it blew me away, the story is such an original take on something that we all ask ourselves after reading one of the adventures? I think one thing […]

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Still Alice | 5 star review

I listened to this book on Audible and I’m so glad I did. This book is perfect on audiobook, you become completely submerged in the story. I think you begin to notice some of the things you wouldn’t have if you were reading it on the page. I have so much to say about this book, and how it made me feel – I literally couldn’t stop thinking about it for days after. It had such a big impact. I […]

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