Short Review: FROM BLOOD AND ASH by Jennifer L Armentrout (Blood and Ash #1)

4.5 stars. It wasn’t what I expected. When I picked up From Blood and Ash, with a pile of 5 star reviews and high expectations resting on its shoulders, I expected it to be my next favourite. That’s the bad thing about over-hyped books, it steals the luxury of experiencing the shock and realisation thatContinue reading “Short Review: FROM BLOOD AND ASH by Jennifer L Armentrout (Blood and Ash #1)”

Short Review: THE PRISON HEALER by Lynette Noni (The Prison Healer #1)

THE PRISON HEALER – LYNETTE NONI (The Prison Healer #1)  Holy smokes! DAMN.   Read it. Read it. Read it.   You HAVE to get your hands on this phenomenal novel by Australian author (REPRESENT!) Lynette Noni. This is her third series and it completely knocked my socks off. Having always maintained the ability, Lynette Noni will shock you in waysContinue reading “Short Review: THE PRISON HEALER by Lynette Noni (The Prison Healer #1)”

Short Review: A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness

Phenomenal. This blew my expectations out of the water. I was not expecting A Monster Calls to grip at my heart and yank it right out of my chest. It follows young Conor through the heartbreaking nature of his mother having cancer. With a monster that visits him at the same time every day, ConorContinue reading “Short Review: A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness”

Short Review: TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo

I love the visit back into a world I haven’t seen since I was a little girl. I remember sitting in front of the T.V as a wee one, watching Beast Boy and the rest take on the bad guys. I knew I had to read these graphic novels when I heard about their release.Continue reading “Short Review: TEEN TITANS: BEAST BOY by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo”

Short Review: ALL THE STARS AND TEETH by Adalyn Grace

I’ll be honest, this isn’t my favourite fantasy read. It wasn’t necessarily bad; it just wasn’t particularly realistic in some areas. I know what you’re thinking: “Tash, it’s a FANTASY novel”, and you’re right. That’s not the part that isn’t realistic. Our main character, Amora Montara is forced on a journey with a pirate andContinue reading “Short Review: ALL THE STARS AND TEETH by Adalyn Grace”

Short Review: NICK AND CHARLIE by Alice Oseman

An adorable continuation from the incredible LGBT graphic novel series, Heartstopper by Alice Oseman. If you haven’t read the graphic novel series by Alice Oseman, I highly recommend. This short little novella based on the two main character made me squirm with joy and grin from ear-to-ear. I absolutely adore the characters, the writing, andContinue reading “Short Review: NICK AND CHARLIE by Alice Oseman”

Short Review: HOUSE OF DRAGONS by Jessica Cluess

Five unexpected and “ill-fitting” competitors and their dragons are chosen to compete to be the next emperor/empress. I haven’t read anything by Jessica Cluess before House of Dragons, and upon reading this one, I’m unsure to whether I will read anything else. For me this story needed more depth to the characters and the plotContinue reading “Short Review: HOUSE OF DRAGONS by Jessica Cluess”

Author Highlight: Tricia Levenseller

I’ve moved on from the Aussies! It’s only temporary, don’t worry your little head. I wanted to talk about one of my favourite authors, Tricia Levenseller. She won my heart when I listened to the audiobook of her debut novel, The Daughter of the Pirate King, and it was phenomenal. I highly recommend! PART ONE:Continue reading “Author Highlight: Tricia Levenseller”

HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN – Jennifer E. Smith (Honest Review)

SPOILER FREE! Genre: Young Adult – ContemporaryTarget Audience: 12+Rating: A- (86%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 This one took me by sruprise! I was not expecting to fall in love with the plot of this story as much as I did, and that’s the honest truth. When I read Jennifer E. Smith’s other novel, Windfall, it had beenContinue reading “HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN – Jennifer E. Smith (Honest Review)”