Book Review: Larkswood

Larkswood had a main character that I could get behind which helped drive the plot of uncovering the past. The broken family coming together, still with fractures but trying to heal just really made me love this book so much.

Book Review: Kindred

This novel explores what Kindred actually means, what humans can endure, what they shouldn’t have had to endure at the hands of other humans, and shows parallels with the world today, how quickly we can forget history and the daily sacrifices that were made, just because someone looked different to someone else.

#BookishBloggersUnite | Books for Seniors

#BookishBloggersUnite is a weekly hashtag that a group of bookish friends participate in to talk about books. Posts will go up on Friday (or whichever time works best for your time zone!) and there will be a different host each week.This week’s category is Books for Seniors  and Katy @thebookishcronk thought it would be good to talk about the book (or books!) by female authors (following the theme of US Womens' history month) that we’d give to students graduating high school

Book Review: A Wind in the Door

Charles Wallace has started school but it isn't easy as a child genius who intelligently discusses mitochondrion and the newly discovered farandolae with his scientist mother. To try to help her brother out, Meg visits her formal school's principal Mr Jenkins, not realising how much she will need her former principal to help assist in the next adventure.

Book Review: The Hours

Virginia Woolf, in the 1920s, is attempting to start a new novel which will become Mrs Dalloway. Laura Brown in the 1940s is a young wife and mother wanting to read her copy of Mrs Dalloway and in the 1990s, Clarissa Brown is putting the finishing touches on a party she is hosting for her friend that night, the friend that has nicknamed her 'Mrs Dalloway. All three women in The Hours have Mrs Dalloway in common. All three women are trapped. All three will let you into a day of their lives. That one day that makes up this novel will stay with you much longer. 

Book Review: Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening

Maiko Halfwolf is on a mission to discover her past and find out about this 'thing' that has taken up residence inside her that makes her do very bad things. Meanwhile, there is a raging war between humans and the arcanics (half-human, half-god), with the humans not behaving nicely and the arcanics desperate to survive the prejudiced world they live in. Evil witch cults, talking cats, half-fox children, a cat professor, a soul-destroying dark force and an angry young woman on a mission, What could go wrong? 

#BookishBloggersUnite | International Women's Day

#BookishBloggersUnite is a weekly hashtag that a group of us bookish friends have decided to participate in to talk about all things books. Posts will go up on Friday (or whichever time works best for your time zone!). There will be a new host each week and a new challenge to participate in. This week's post is titled International Women's Day and we're celebrating women writers.

Book Review: Mask of Shadows

Once upon a time, Sallot Leon had a country, people and a family until a mass genocide took place in Nacea, all because the country happened to be caught in the middle of warring countries. Sal is now a thief, who finds out about a competition to become one of the Queen's deadly assassins. In doing so, Sal may just be able to find out what exactly was behind the obliteration of their country. When you have nothing left to lose and your deadly skills are being honed, who can you trust, what can you uncover and how do you stop yourself from becoming the very monster you hate?

#BookishBloggersUnite | Favourite Women Writers Across Multiple Genres

#BookishBloggersUnite is a weekly hashtag that a group of us bookish friends have decided to participate in to talk about all things books. Posts will go up on Friday (or whichever time works best for your time zone!). This week's post is about Favourite Women Writers Across Multiple Genres in honour of US Women's History Month. We would love for you to join us, so please let us know about as many favourite women writers as you like and link your post at @DoddyAboutBooks.