We are avid readers with to read lists a mile long and sitting down to review all of them properly takes too much precious reading time and we have busy lives. So, in the style of Modern Mrs Darcy, we are doing a quick round up for you.
What did we read in February? In this post, we highlight each of our favourite reads, from Queen of Air and Darkness in Cassandra Clare's highly popular Shadowhunters world to Kiersten White's Slayer, which takes us back to the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Perfect Ten follows Sam Raines, a seventeen-year-old senior at Athens High in Ohio who wants to become a writer—and who wants to find the perfect guy. With his Wiccan best friend, Meg, Sam performs a love spell. Then, suddenly, he has not one, not two, but three guys appear in his life, each containing his Perfect Ten qualities. What inspired [...]
The end is here: Kingdom of Ash, the seventh (and final) book in the Throne of Glass series, has hit bookshelves (on October 23rd), and Melissa and I have finished this brick of a book (it is nearly 1000 pages long!). Kingdom of Ash official front cover Even though I finished it about a month ago (as of [...]
I received a copy from Netgalley Synopsis They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to. Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the [...]
Summary Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice [...]
The Paris Seamstress follows Estella, a young woman working in a fashion house during world war two. Destiny sees her set sail for America alone. With nothing but a sewing machine and a few personal items Estella gathers a family of friends and creates a career. Fabienne is a young woman in modern day Australia [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
(Disclaimer: The f-bomb—you know, the one that rhymes with duck—is present at some point in this review.) Plot It's been eight months since Nate and Adam started their relationship. But when Adam accepts a job opportunity all the way in New York, they face one of the toughest obstacles: distance. Through Skype calls, Nate catches glimpses of Adam's shirtless [...]