THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD: PART 1

  Sophia nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger award ages ago. So, thank you for nominating me. You all, follow her if you don't already! She is one of the nicest persons I've met and a lovely human being. I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Awards by two fellow bloggers. I'll do the post … Continue reading THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD: PART 1

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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE by J.K. ROWLING

Rating: 5 stars “Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you Potter?" "Yeah I am," said Harry. "Glad we straightened that out.” Dumbledore does not reveal why his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled when he arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry. The war against Voldemort has already begun and Hogwarts is … Continue reading HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE by J.K. ROWLING

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by KERRI MANISCALCO

Rating: 4 stars "No one with that kind of surgical prowess would commit one murder then stop." "I know I wouldn't. One taste of warm blood is never enough, Miss Wadsworth." Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth a daughter of an overprotective Lord Edmund with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her, leads a … Continue reading STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by KERRI MANISCALCO

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#5): THE LAST OLYMPIAN by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 4 stars "I hate this place," Kronos growled. "United Nations. As if mankind could ever unite. Remind me to tear down this building after we destroy Olympus." In the final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. Kronos's power only grows with every god … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#5): THE LAST OLYMPIAN by RICK RIORDAN

DE PROFUNDIS by OSCAR WILDE

Rating: 5 stars With every Oscar Wilde read, my love for him has only grown and I don't think I'll ever read Oscar Wilde and not like it. I don't have much to say except that De Profundis was an intense and emotional read and I loved it. De Profundis is a letter written during Wilde's … Continue reading DE PROFUNDIS by OSCAR WILDE

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIAN (#4): THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 5 stars “For better or worse, we were back in the labyrinth.” Percy Jackson is attending freshman orientation at Goode High School, where he recognises Rachel Elizabeth Dare from last year, a clear-sighted mortal who helps him fight two Empousai and escape. When they reach the Camp Half-Blood, Annabeth and Percy accidentally find an … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIAN (#4): THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by RICK RIORDAN

BOOKS I WISH TO RE-READ IN 2018

Hello everyone! We're more than half-way through 2018 and I'm a little late in doing this blog post but since I'm continuously disappointed by new YA releases, I thought I should re-read a few of my all-time favourite books and write a blog post about it. So, here's a list of my favourite books I'm … Continue reading BOOKS I WISH TO RE-READ IN 2018

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#3): THE TITAN’S CURSE by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 5 stars “There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.”  The Titan’s Curse, book three of The Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, begins with Percy, Annabeth and Thalia reuniting with Grover at Westover Hall to find and recruit demigods for Camp Half-Blood before Luke can recruit them to … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#3): THE TITAN’S CURSE by RICK RIORDAN

MINI REVIEWS: (JANE EYRE & MAURICE)

JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTË Rating: 4 stars “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”  Jane has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at the gloomy and forbidding … Continue reading MINI REVIEWS: (JANE EYRE & MAURICE)

THE VALLEY OF FEAR by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Rating: 3 stars “The old wheel turns, and the same spoke comes up. It's all been done before, and will be again.”  Fred Porlock, an agent of Professor Moriarty, sends Sherlock a cypher message but decides against sending him the key to the cypher, fearing he would be discovered as a traitor by Moriarty. Holmes is … Continue reading THE VALLEY OF FEAR by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

THE HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Rating: 4 stars “There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.”  Mortimer reveals an 18th-century manuscript and narrates the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Hugo Baskerville was captured and imprisoned at the Baskerville estate located in the remote moor of Devonshire and was murdered by a hound late one … Continue reading THE HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

A STUDY IN SCARLET by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Rating: 3 stars It's been a while since I last posted a book review as I've been busy with work. I recently took a break from reading YA Fantasy and reading good old authors. To say that I'm disappointed with YA would be an understatement. “To begin at the beginning.”  It's in the initial novel … Continue reading A STUDY IN SCARLET by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

VICIOUS by V.E. SCHWAB

Rating: 3 stars "He didn't trust other people, not with knowledge or with power, and certainly not with both." A tale of two brilliant and arrogant students of Lockland University who went from roommates to friends to worst enemies possible. A vicious tale of monstrosities, malice and revenge. Victor promised he'd come for Eli. And … Continue reading VICIOUS by V.E. SCHWAB

ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by FRANCESCA ZAPPIA

Rating: 3 stars “All art is subconscious.” It follows the story of a young and lonely school student Eliza who is also the mother of a fearless fandom. She is the creator of the internet's most famous webcomic, Monstrous Sea. After Eliza (Lady Constellation), Wallace is the next most popular person on the monstrous sea … Continue reading ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by FRANCESCA ZAPPIA

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. SALINGER

Rating: 1star "I think one of these days, you're going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you've got to start going there." I enjoyed it the first time I read it so I decided to read it again. It annoyed me to the point where I debated leaving it … Continue reading THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. SALINGER