A fantastical take on history – The Binding Review

The Binding Bridget Collins enjoyment - 4 Characters - 4 Plot - 4 Pacing - 3 Writing quality - 5 Final rating: 4 WHAT I LIKED -the elegant writing -the way my opinions of characters were forced to change -the world building WHAT I WAS MEH ABOUT -the pacing -the open ended feel of the…

Hello Uncle Rick… MAGNUS CHASE: NINE FROM THE NINE REALMS REVIEW

NINE FROM THE NINE REALM RICK RIORDAN.  MY RATING: ★★★ WARNINGS: none that I could see FROM: Penguin Random House NZ LIKED -overarching story of Thor running through all the realms to get his 10 million steps so he could be on a midgardian tv show -the variety of characters -the taster of what this series…

A BLOODY AUSTRALIAN MURDER. WEDDERBURN REVIEW.

WEDDERBURN MARYROSE CUSKELLY MY RATING: ★★★ WARNINGS: Murder, the rationalisation of murder. FROM: ALLEN & Unwin SYNOPSIS The slaughter was extravagant and bloody. And yet there were people in the small town of Wedderburn in Central Victoria who, while they did not exactly rejoice, quietly thought that Ian Jamieson had done them all a favour.' One…

CREEPING WOODS. WHAT THE WOODS KEEP REVIEW.

What the woods keep by Katya De Becerra MY RATING: ★★★★ WARNINGS: self harm FROM: Allen & Unwin SYNOPSIS On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home - on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She's getting ready for college, living in…

BATTLE POETRY. SALOME AND THE BATTLE POEMS

SALOME AND THE BATTLE POEMS TYLER ROSE MANN MY RATING: ★★★ WARNINGS: drugs, suicide & self harm FROM: The author “So I dance into my own dawn, Peeling off layers til I am left with nothing but bone marrow, Luminous with moonlight and mischief” my thoughts  This was a very short poetry collection, reigning in at…