The Hunger Games Book 2 * Catching Fire * Suzanne Collins

I’ve read all three Hunger Games books but I just realised, I forgot to talk about the second in the series. Here are the reviews for the other 2: The Hunger Games Book 1 * Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Book 3 * Mockingjay * Suzanne Collins After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss EverdeenContinue reading “The Hunger Games Book 2 * Catching Fire * Suzanne Collins”

The Road – Cormac McCarthy * Book Review

The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic and Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic by Cormac McCarthy. A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men whoContinue reading “The Road – Cormac McCarthy * Book Review”

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane Book Review

I’ve seen the DiCaprio movie ages ago and when I saw the book that inspired the movie during my charity shop runs, I decided to give it a go. While I vaguely remembered the plot, I thought the book had a good premise and interesting characters, enough to keep me entertained for a few hours.Continue reading “Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane Book Review”

The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton Book Review

I have recently visited Amsterdam and was absolutely over the moon to find out that my next read was set in the city of Amsterdam, about 400 years ago. Set in Amsterdam in 1686–87, the novel was inspired by Petronella Oortman’s doll’s house on display at the Rijksmuseum. It does not otherwise attempt to beContinue reading “The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton Book Review”

The Woman in Black – Susan Hill Book Review

I had a story, a true story, a story of haunting and evil, fear and confusion, horror and tragedy. But it was not a story to be told for casual entertainment, around the fireside upon Christmas Eve. The story begins with Arthur Kipps, a retired solicitor who formerly worked for Mr. Bentley. One night heContinue reading “The Woman in Black – Susan Hill Book Review”

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty Book Review

No matter how seemingly perfect a person’s life is, no one can ever tell what demons he or she is fighting within. That is the premise of this lovely book which delves into analysing the complex social dynamics that form between parents who do a school-run. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands andContinue reading “Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty Book Review”

Doddie Smith – I capture the castle

“How I wish I lived in a Jane Austen novel!” Meet 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain who, alongside her family, lives in a rented castle. They’re poor (no-one earns any money) but they like to dream. The girls dream of love and marriage, the parents of unending days and food. And they feel that their status andContinue reading “Doddie Smith – I capture the castle”