I was given this book in return for an honest review. I'm no stranger to sleep struggles as I have suffered from insomnia for over a decade. I have a carefully selected set of things I must do each night to attempt to get enough sleep. I've done a lot of reading in this area,… Continue reading The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep by Tzivia Gover – a review by Melissa
I have found a new genre, or rather a name for a genre I have been enjoying for a while. After devouring Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, I was desperate for something else to read. Something that would draw me in, create an entire world and… Continue reading Fantasy Romance: What to Read if You Have a Maas Hangover
The world is flawless; the characters are well rounded and I fell in love with several of them; and the writing is strong.
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
(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
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
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
On the 5th of September, the wait was over: Tower of Dawn, the companion novel to the fifth Throne of Glass book, was now ours to read. And as of writing, Melissa and I are reading (and loving) it. Lately, I've been in such a reading slump; it hasn't been fun. However, Tower of Dawn is helping me to slowly—but… Continue reading Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas out now!
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
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