Melissa’s Reading Round Up #4

I have been swallowed up by the Fantasy Romance genre, trying all manner of them so that I could recommend some books to read in order to assuage the Sarah J. Maas hangover I, and many others, were subjected to after the release of the Tower of Dawn and the completion of the A Court of [...]


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 [...]

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, [...]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season One – a review by Luke

In celebration of twenty years of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I will review each of the seven seasons. Being one of my favourite series of all time—if not my absolute favourite—I am excited to write about it! It seems appropriate to start with this line: “Welcome to the Hellmouth!” Here, I will review the first [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble – a review by Luke

(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 [...]