The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael | Book Review

The Ship of Cloud and Stars is Amy Raphael’s new middle-grade novel that was published just a couple of days ago. An advance reader’s copy was sent to me by Orion Children's Books in exchange for an honest review, for which I am grateful. The novel follows the incredibly inspiring story of Nico Cloud, a … Continue reading The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael | Book Review

Sparrow by Brian Kindall | Book Review

I received an advanced reader copy of Brian Kindall’s Sparrow in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley and the publishers, for which I am grateful. Timothy Sperling, or Sparrow as one might come to know him, is one of Candela’s citizens. Left behind by his parents, who underwent a mission to prevent an environmental … Continue reading Sparrow by Brian Kindall | Book Review

Six books I loved reading in 2021

Happy New Year to everyone! I do hope all of you will find happiness, peace and comfort in this new year that, by some bizarre coincidence, is twenty twenty too. Without further ado, here are six books I loved reading last year, in no specific order, except I will leave my favourite book read last … Continue reading Six books I loved reading in 2021

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig | Book Review

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig is the third book in the Christmas trilogy and the last book I’ll be reviewing this year. It follows the journey of Amelia Wishart, who is the adoptive child of Father Christmas and his spouse, Mary Christmas (whom you might also know as Mother Christmas); you might remember … Continue reading Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig | Book Review

Mourning and Melancholy in E.A. Poe’s The Raven | An Essay

Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven is fraught with themes of the tortured soul, the deranged mind and representations of mourning and melancholy that are brought upon by the death of his beloved lady, becoming one of the greatest poems of the Dark Romanticism. In the 19th century Romanticism not only cantered its idea on … Continue reading Mourning and Melancholy in E.A. Poe’s The Raven | An Essay

October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review

Autumn is my favourite season and October, October by Katya Balen comprises everything I love about it. Before properly getting into the review I have to confess I’ve looked for the roots of this passion I have for autumn, specifically for October. Thankfully there is such a thing as a reverse due date calculator, which … Continue reading October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review