Ice Massacre Review

Okay so I wasn’t expecting much from this book, I’ve got to be honest. I didn’t love To Kill a Kingdom so wasn’t up for the killer mermaids again.

But. But. But.

Ice Massacre is brilliant. I was so invested in Meela’s story and how she sees the world. I literally couldn’t put it down.

It was always going to be interesting to stick 20 eighteen year old girls on a ship. I mean, it just screams drama. The book handled it so well, covering teenage friendship drama in a way that didn’t demonise teenage girls too much.

I loved Meela’s brain – and how she saw the mermaids as intelligent and maybe not all demons. I loved how the beginning of the book showed her childhood and how she met Lysi and had her little heart broken.

I loved how Lysi came back into the story later on.

The dynamic between Dani and Meela was also very interesting to follow. There were moments that were so emotional.

But yes. Tiana Warner has written an excellent book that is incredibly gripping and fast paced, and she’s not afraid to kill off characters either.

I’m so excited to read the best book, especially anticipating more Meela and Lysi together!

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling Review

Back into the world of chic lit – I thought I’d read this book. I thought it would be a bit like Can’t Copsy, Won’t Cope, but duh just because the character is called Aisling and it’s a small town girl in Dublin, doesn’t mean it is gonna be the same.

The book was so perfect. It started off okay – nothing special. Woman just gets fed up because her boyfriend isn’t in a rush to get married even after 7 years.

Aisling moves in with two other women and together they face womanhood.

The book tackles challenging topics like abortion in Ireland and sick parents, work problems…there is so much.

All of it is so relatable – especially Aisling’s relationship with her parents.

Honestly, what I chose for some light-hearted chic lit actually turned out to make me laugh and cry and feel all the things. I’m so glad I picked it up!

Rebecca

The Song of Achilles Review

I’ve had this downloaded on Kindle for a while and hadn’t gotten around to it. But I was saying how I like books that are emotional and a friend recommended it.

The beginning was beautiful – just two innocent kids growing up, falling in love. Achilles, a hero in the making, and the protagonist, Patroclus, an average, sensitive boy.

The middle parts were a little boring in my opinion, but the character development was strong and you really felt for the characters.

My friend was right. It was such a terribly sad ending. So so sad. Heartbreaking. The last quarter of the book was fantastic and wow I was so impressed.

The writing style was great throughout – it felt really magical to read.

If you’re looking for a book that plays with your heartstrings – this is it.

Rebecca

The Kiss Quotient Review

So I picked up an adult book for a change – a romance with some maths in it!

At first I thought the book was going to be only about sex, which is fine, but not what I was expecting. But after about halfway through it got more romantic and sweet and lovely.

The main character, Stella, is autistic and it was really cool to see a book about a woman with autism as it’s so different in women to men.

I liked how Stella was really successful in her career and Michael, the love interest, didn’t scold her for going to work every day, even at weekends, because she loved her job so it wasn’t like it was work for her.

I hated Phillip with a passion – he was such a jerk and I’m glad Stella didn’t end up with him (not that that was ever going to happen).

And Stella is an econometrician! Maths! Women in STEM! Representstion! In a romance? Loved it.

Overall, the first half of the book was weird, and the second half was wonderful. Definitely worth the read! It’s also an own voices book so definitely give it a go!

Rebecca

Together Review

Hi there!

On my recent trip to Dartmoor I read Together by Julie Cohen.

It had one of the most unexpected twists I’ve read for a while.

The story went backwards, from a couple in their 80s to when they were 20. I’m glad it went backwards though because if the twist happened at the beginning I wouldn’t have been able to carry on.

I found myself disliking the characters more as they got younger, which I think was the point.

I liked the little hints in the future that got explained in previous decades.

I loved the romance, which is why I hated the twist.

I loved how Emily was the one with the successful career – and how Robbie didn’t care and loved her for it.

I’ve written spoilers below the picture .

Rebecca.

Spoilers:

I can’t write this review without spoilers. How were Robbie and Emily half siblings? How? How did they keep that a secret? I hated how Emily got swept away by this romance when she was 20 but loved how the romance was when they were older. I love how Robbie became a decent human being – but the reverse character development made the book get more difficult to enjoy.