Category Archives: Book review

Reviews of books that I have read

Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton My rating: 5 of 5 stars This must be the saddest book that I have read for a very long time. The writing is superb. The prose is exquisite and the research adds great authenticity … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dangerous Book for Boys by Hal and Conn Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t think that I can say much more than that this book brought me some very happy childhood memories. It also told me about a … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Christmas Gift by Sue Moorcroft

A Christmas Gift by Sue Moorcroft My rating: 4 of 5 stars It is fairly obvious, right from the start, that there will be a happy ending to this story. What kept me gripped was wondering how it could ever … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón My rating: 5 of 5 stars Dark and sinister This is the macabre and sinister tale of David Martín, a journalist who turns to writing books. Initially, these are regularly churned out, trashy … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Tomorrow (Killing Eve #2) by Luke Jennings

No Tomorrow by Luke Jennings My rating: 5 of 5 stars Despite having a gigantic TBR mountain, I by-passed them all and started reading No Tomorrow as soon as I had finished reading Codename Villanelle. The story continued at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Astonishing Colour of After by X.R. Pan

The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan My rating: 3 of 5 stars Poor Leigh is only sixteen years old when her mother commits suicide. She is overwhelmed with guilt. She can’t get over the thought that she … Continue reading

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Book Review: Codename Villanelle (Killing Eve #1) by Luke Jennings

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings My rating: 5 of 5 stars It has been a long time since I gave any book a five star rating, but this one truly deserves it. The ending left me breathless and hungry for … Continue reading

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