Review Index

(Alphabetically by author’s surname, as my bookshelves are!)

Reviews with a * next to them CONTAIN SPOILERS.

A

Emma by Jane Austen -Classic (Romance, Humour)

B

C

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – YA/Coming of Age

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson -Fantasy

D

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – Fantasy

E

F

G

H

The Woman In Black by Susan Hill -Horror/Gothic Fiction

I

J

K

L

M

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas (The Throne of Glass novellas) -Fantasy

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #4) -Fantasy

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #5) -Fantasy

N

O

P

Q

R

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany – Fantasy

Strange Secrets by Mike Russell – Surreal Fiction

S

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz -YA/ Coming of Age

Shades of Magic (Full Series) by V. E. Schwab – Fantasy

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – YA contemporary

T

U

V

W

(Mini Review) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde -Gothic Fiction/Morality

X

Y

(Mini Review) Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon  -Betrayal/Self-Discovery/Romance

Z

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner – YA contemporary

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It’s probably worthwhile mentioning here that I now have a specific system for rating books!

One Star (I really disliked it)

  • I disliked the writing style a lot.
  • There was no character I liked/no character I felt any emotion towards, or the protagonist was not three-dimensional.
  • I wasn’t gripped by the plot at all.
  • The book was offensive/dealt with serious topics poorly.

Two Stars (I disliked it / Felt nothing towards it)

  • The writing style was very basic or confusing.
  • I didn’t mind the characters, but they were forgettable.
  • The plot was unrealistic in the context/didn’t encourage me to want to keep reading.

Three Stars (It was okay)

  • The writing style didn’t stand out, but wasn’t bad.
  • There were some interesting characters.
  • The plot was gripping in parts, or enough to keep me interested.
  • It is unlikely I would ever read this book again.

Four Stars (I liked it / I liked it a lot)

  • I really liked the writing style.
  • The characters were very developed and believable.
  • The plot gripped me throughout.
  • I would consider reading this book again.

Five Stars (I loved it / Almost could not fault it)

  • It was beautifully written.
  • The characters were well-developed and complex.
  • The plot was gripping, to the point where I almost could not put it down.
  • The book had a profound impact on me.
  • It is highly likely I would read this book again.
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