Great Expectations – Book Review

Title: Great Expectations Author: Charles Dickens Genre: Classics Format: Paperback, 484 pages My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary (from back of book): A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - … Continue reading Great Expectations – Book Review

The Graces – Book Review

Title: The Graces Author: Laure Eve Genre: YA fantasy, romance, mystery Format: Paperback, 415 pages My Rating: 2/5 stars Summary (from Goodreads): Everyone said the Graces were witches. They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair. They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for … Continue reading The Graces – Book Review

Little Witches – Book Review

Title: Little Witches Author: Leigh Dragoon Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade Format: ebook My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary (from NetGalley): Jo, Beth, Amy, and Meg March are four sisters living in Concord with their parents—Father, who's tending to soldiers fighting in the Civil War, and Marmee, who teaches the girls simple but effective witchcraft. The Marches have to keep their craft … Continue reading Little Witches – Book Review

A Clockwork Orange – Book Review

CW: Rape, Violence, Prison Torture Title: A Clockwork Orange Author: Anthony Burgess Genre: Dystopia, Coming-Of-Age, Horror, Political Satire Format: Paperback, 141 pages My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary (back of book): In this nightmare vision of youth in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his … Continue reading A Clockwork Orange – Book Review

Moonrise – Book Review

Title: Moonrise Author: Sarah Crossan Genre: YA, Free-Verse, Contemporary Format: Paperback, 383 pages My Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary (from Goodreads): 'They think I hurt someone. But I didn't. You hear? Coz people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth.' From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this … Continue reading Moonrise – Book Review

Fierce Fairytales – Book Review

Title: Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul Author: Nikita Gill Genre: Poetry, Feminist Format: Hardback My Rating: 3/5 stars Summary (from Goodreads): Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and … Continue reading Fierce Fairytales – Book Review