Book Review | Vicious by V.E. Schwab

V.E. Schwab has been one of my favourite discoveries of 2022. I was first introduced to her work through TikTok. A brief summary of Gallant popped up on my FYI feed and I immediately added the book to my online basket; regular readers will already be aware of my lack…

Book Review | Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson is a fantasy YA set in a world ruled by corrupt sorcerers and their demonic servants. Elisabeth dreams of becoming a Warden at one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries. The building houses thousands of Grimoires; magical tomes. Many of which are imprisoned beneath iron chains and surrounded…

Book Review | Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. I’ll make this short and sweet, a bit like volume 1 of Alice Oseman’s bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel. Everyone’s talking about Heartstopper. Originally a webcomic on Tumblr and Tapas, Heartstopper has grown an enormous online fanbase and has recently been adapted…

Book Review | Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Book Lovers by Emily Henry contains two of my favourite tropes: small-town romance (See also: It Happened One Summer) and enemies to lovers, however, it delivers both with a twist and simultaneously pokes fun at them too which I loved. I also squealed with delight when a few nods to…

Book Review | It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

As readers, we tend to look for specific elements in a romance novel. Whether it be a certain trope (enemies-to-lovers, fake dating, forced proximately, etc.), a swoon-worthy love interest, or a certain characteristic to help our MC feel more relatable and likable. One thing that I think we’ll all agree…

Reading Round-Up: April 2022

This month I read seven books and, rather embarrassingly, I didn’t make so much as a dent in my TBR (To Be Read) pile. My absolute favourite read this month (actually of 2022 so far) was definitely The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab. I absolutely adored…