This was such a fascinating story, born from a fantastic and original premise, and I am so glad I was able to read this book as it is definitely one of the best high fantasy books I have read in a while! I had not come across Alex London prior to this book, but I am so happy I am now aware of him and his books and would definitely be interested in reading some of his other books, even just to satiate my need until the second book in this series comes out!
This was an enchanting middle-grade story following a young girl who had a near-death experience and ever since has been able to see and communicate with ghosts. It was a sweet story and also quite an interesting topic, and of course Schwab's writing was spectacular, as it always is! I am so glad I got to read this book and I hope you all enjoy this review!
Well, this month has been one of the best months for reading that I have ever had! It went very slightly downhill towards the end of the month as I went to Reading Festival for five days and as I was camping and very busy reading wasn't really on the agenda! But other than that it has gone very well and I have managed to read a total of 13 books!
Oh... my... GOD!! This film is incredible, and honestly there isn't much more to say than that! It is definitely one of my new favourite films, and although I will admit I haven't read the book I am actually quite glad of that fact as I think it resulted in me being more invested in the film, both in the plot and the characters, as I didn't know how it was going to end.
Well, I think I need to start this review by saying that I have been waiting for this book for so long and I am so unbelievably excited that I finally got a chance to read it! I have been a huge fan of the musical since it first appeared on Broadway in 2016 and already own the full script and the 'behind the scenes' book which was released, so it is definitely fair to say I love this show! So, naturally, as soon as this book was announced I knew I had to read it, and I am amazed at how well it held up.
This readathon ran from August 9th-13th and has as very simple premise, read for 25 hours across 5 days. I love this readathon because there is no restriction of which books you read or how many books, just an aim of reading for a lot of time! This was my first ever readathon I've taken part in and I had so much fun doing it and am so proud of how I did!
This is such a dark and creepy book, and I loved every second of it! It follows a very diverse group of girls who go through some truly horrible and confusing things and quite frankly handle it amazingly! The characters were fascinating, the plot was gripping, the setting was so beautiful and atmospheric, and it was just a thoroughly amazing read.
I have some very mixed opinions about this book... There were aspects which I really enjoyed but also some that I really found dragged on unnecessarily! I loved the setting, a rich boarding school with some very questionable students and a secret society, completely up my alley! But then there was the 'whodunnit' storyline which honestly just frustrated and bored me most of the time. So overall a very mixed bag really.