A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas – our thoughts

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 [...]

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The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester – a review by Melissa

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 [...]

Tomb Raider (2018) – a review by Luke

Directed by Roar Uthaug Screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Geneva Robertson-Dworet Starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft  When I found out about the new Tomb Raider movie, I was so excited. As in, I was dying to see it. And for almost two years, I have waited, excitedly anticipating it. Finally, it is here: a [...]

Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet – a review by Melissa

The Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet has been a series that gripped me from the beginning. I rushed through the first two books and then realised I had to wait until January for the third one. I was so happy when I was given a free copy in return for an honest review. Heart on [...]

99 Days by Katie Cotugno – a review by Luke

Title: 99 Days. Author: Katie Cotugno. Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult. Publisher: Balzer + Bray. Date of Publication: April 21st, 2015.  Pages: 384. ISBN: 0062216384. Buy on: Amazon (US), Amazon (UK), Book Depository, or Whitcoulls. Add on: Goodreads.   99 Days follows Molly Barlow, who, after she returns home from boarding school, has to endure 99 days of summer until she can leave for college, until she can begin anew, [...]

The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep by Tzivia Gover – a review by Melissa

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, [...]

Reputation, Taylor Swift – a review by Luke

It has finally dropped: Taylor Swift’s sixth album, Reputation. Here, I want to share my thoughts on it. ...Ready For It? opens the album on a strong note. It’s energetic; it’s bold; and it’s playful. And there’s so much variety: the verses, when Taylor raps, and the chorus, which is dreamy—and sounds like the Taylor [...]