Tag Archive | review

Golden Aardvarks

It’s official, it’s time to hang up the scores out of 10 in my reviews and take up the generic but infinitely simpler 5 star system. For some reason, I’m a lot less likely to go into decimals if I give a score out of 5 than I am out of 10…. how that happens, […]

Review: A Girl’s Guide To Landing A Greek God by Bill Fuller

SYNOPSIS: When Angie’s big fat Greek wedding goes bust, her grandmother sends her on a trip to Greece with the instruction to set sail on a mysterious fishing boat that will take her to an uncharted island. Waiting for her at the dock is Milos, who’s charming and handsome and confesses he’s been crushing on […]

Review: Bait by Elena Hearty

7/10 SYNOPSIS: “Find the vampire’s next victim. Or be the vampire’s next victim.” Lenore has such a good time hanging out with Paul that she almost forgets he isn’t her friend. He’s a vampire. And she’s his next victim-unless she’s willing to find an alternative. But when Lenore gets cold feet during her first hunting […]

Review: The Incurables by Jon Bassoff

  9/10 I absolutely loved this book. It was dark, twisted,  gory in parts and psychologically messed up – what’s not to love?! Jon Bassoff is now on my list of authors to look out for, I gather that he’s previous work is equally awesome and has been adapted for the tellybox. This book was […]

Review: Blood, Ink & Fire by Ashley Mansour

SYNOPSIS: Imagine a world without books… In the future, books are a distant memory. The written word has been replaced by an ever-present stream of images known as Verity. In the controlling dominion of the United Vales of Fell, reading is obsolete and forbidden, and readers themselves do not—cannot—exist. But where others see images in […]

Review: The Butterfly Crest by Eva Vanrell

9/10 I absolutely adored this book from start to finish. I’ve read a lot of different writing styles lately and this has to be one of my favourites. The tone is very reserved but includes rich detail and a wonderfully unhurried pace so that you feel you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the […]

Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

9/10 I have never read The Handmaid’s Tale. With hindsight now that I’ve read this book, I totally should have done. In my sixth form years in highschool, the A-level English class were reading it while I was off doing my science thing. They were reading it alongside the work of Chaucer, so I’d assumed […]

Review: Ghost Light by LeeAnne Hansen

9/10 Synopsis: Fiona Corrigan sometimes has difficulty discerning between the reality of stage and real life, especially when it comes to the attentions of her handsome co-star, the dark, brooding, Patrick Berenger. Before they can depart for Edinburgh for their next performance, Patrick and Fiona’s acting troupe are mysteriously summoned to a remote village in Scotland, in the dead of winter. Once there, although stranded by a massive storm, Fiona is happy […]

Review: Sicario

6/10 IMDB gave this film 8.1/10 and all of my male friends unfailingly nerdgasmed all over the shop then demanded I watch Narco on Netflix IMMEDIATELY. * I’m afraid to say that this film landed squarely in the ‘meh’ category for me – the whole film smacked of romantic propaganda for a corrupt government : […]

Review : The Visit

7/10 M. Night Shyamalan films will always get a look in from me, Sixth Sense and The Village made such an impact on me that I’ll forgive some of the flops in his repertoire. Obviously I’m not going to give away the twist in the plot, but I reckon we’re all seasoned enough film viewers […]