Books, Reviews

Melissa’s Reading Round Up #2

I've had a bit of an eclectic reading list recently, including some new books I've read and reviewed: If There's No Tomorrow, Lord of Shadows and Tower of Dawn. Here's the rest of what I've been reading: The Whole Health Life by Shannon Harvey (2016) In The Whole Health Life, Shannon Harvey shares her learning from a ten year… Continue reading Melissa’s Reading Round Up #2

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Books, Reviews, The Fancy Nerds

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – a review by Melissa

(Note: This review is spoiler-free!) I think I'm still unwinding all of the complexities of what I read in Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. The latest installment of the Shadowhunters series was thoroughly enjoyable. This is the second book in the third trilogy.* Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn are a powerful parabatai team (think: the new… Continue reading Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – a review by Melissa

Books, Reviews, The Fancy Nerds

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout – a review by Melissa

It's pretty much a given, at this point, that when Jennifer L. Armentrout releases a book, I'll love it. With the exception of the thrillers, murder and gore - they are not my cup of tea. Contemporary young adult is not usually my favourite genre, but in her book The Problem with Forever, I really enjoyed… Continue reading If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout – a review by Melissa

Reveals, The Fancy Nerds

Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout – A Cover Reveal

Hello, everyone! Okay, so today's post offers something incredibly special: the cover reveal for the third book in Jennifer L. Armentrout's Wicked trilogy. Prepare yourself: it is gorgeous, and it is likely to take your breath away. Cover Reveal It's gorgeous, right? The person who designed this cover has done such a fantastic job; it definitely shows what a talent they… Continue reading Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout – A Cover Reveal

Books, Reviews, The Fancy Nerds

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas – a review by Melissa

This review contains minor spoilers, so please don't read if you dislike spoilers and haven't read the book.     Oh Chaol, how I underrated you in the previous books! This book was everything I have come to expect from Sarah J Maas. Gripping story, intricate strands of plot woven through from the other books,… Continue reading Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas – a review by Melissa

Film, Reviews

Saving Mr Banks directed by John Lee Hancock – a review by Melissa

Mary Poppins is my favourite childhood character. For a few years, I wanted to be her when I grew up. After that, I just wanted to play her if I ever had to play a lead role in a movie. So, when I saw there was a movie about the author and how the Mary… Continue reading Saving Mr Banks directed by John Lee Hancock – a review by Melissa

Books, Reviews, Round Ups, The Fancy Nerds

Melissa’s Reading Round Up

Reading has become a sneaky 3 minutes here and there thing since my second baby. Despite this, I have still managed to read the below four books in the past month. A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen, edited by Susannah Carson This was slow reading for me. Not because I… Continue reading Melissa’s Reading Round Up

Books, Reviews, The Fancy Nerds

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult – a review by Melissa

I would follow Picoult anywhere, not literally, of course, but imaginatively. We have been to a school shooting, death row, a wolf pack in the wild, Nazi Germany - and she never lets me down. I wouldn’t ordinarily read about these things, but I know that in Picoult’s hands the subject matter will be dealt… Continue reading The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult – a review by Melissa

Books, Reviews, The Fancy Nerds

Roar by Cora Carmack – a review by Melissa

Aurora is a person with a lot of secrets. As the heir to a kingdom where ruling means protecting the people from violent magic-fuelled storms, she is supposed to be very powerful. But she isn't. So she has been secluded from everyone but her mother to hide this secret long enough for her to make… Continue reading Roar by Cora Carmack – a review by Melissa

Books, Reviews, The Fancy Nerds

The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Kantor – a review by Melissa

Jane Austen didn’t have to juggle a job, a company, a blog, several social media accounts, family, friends, church and a dog. However, I’d rather have these things than be cast in the role of an 18th Century writer who had to sneak in writing time around family commitments. She did juggle a fantastic cast… Continue reading The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Kantor – a review by Melissa