If you love watching this, you’ll love reading these: The 100 edition

Who would have thought when it started that The 100, a series originating on The CW about an attractive group of young people who have no parental supervision, was going to be about politics, love, survival, war crimes and more? Certainly not me, but The 100 has proved it’s a TV show that is constantly underestimated….

The Sunday Post (#33) and Showcase Sunday (#19)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They’re a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, highlight our newest books and…

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

You know how books in a series tend to get progressively worse? How even when they’re very good, the second book isn’t better than the first, and the third isn’t as good as the second and so on? Well, forget that when it comes to Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, because somehow every book in…

Top 10 Tuesday (#16) – best books I read in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where the writers, like me, are particularly fond of lists.  This week’s topic is…top 10 books I read in 2013. This is a tough one, since I read a lot of great books, and this list will probably change right…

My week in books (#11)

My week in books is a feature where I share things I’ve found interesting from the past week that concern books, literature and all things book blogging. I did something a few weeks ago when Seamus Heaney passed away. Since then his publishers, Faber & Faber, have set up a website here, collecting tributes, memories…

My week in books (#9)

My week in books is a feature where I share things I’ve found interesting from the past week that concern books, literature and all things book blogging. Roald Dahl Day was this week, celebrating the work of one of the best children’s authors ever. Here, Huffington Post put together a list of 10 fantastic quotes…

Book review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR CINDER The sequel to Cinder, Marissa Meyer’s Scarlet carries on the retelling of fairytale tradition by introducing us to some non-familiar familiar characters, and upping the stakes for the ones we already know. The titular Scarlet is, of course, based on Red Riding Hood. Only transported to France, working in her…

Book review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Some books are so hyped that you’re afraid they’re never going to live up to expectations, and that was definitely something I thought was going to happen with Marissa Meyer’s Cinder. Thankfully, my fears didn’t materialise. Cinder is a retelling of the classic fairytale Cinderella, but it’s not a retelling you’ll recognise. Yes, there are…