November is National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo), where writers from all over the world attempt to write a novel (or part of a novel) in a month. The goal is to hit 50,000 words by writing 1,677 words per day. I don’t tend to write evenly, so my words tend …

Book Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Like Nevernight, Godsgrave begins by switching back and forth between two different events in Mia’s timeline. It was used to great affect in the first book, but I’m not sure it has the same impact here. The characters I fell in love with – Mia, Ashlinn, and Mercurio – were all back, along with a whole heap of new characters in the form of the Gladiatii.

Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight wasn’t at all what I was expecting. The narrator’s viewpoint was a little disorienting for me at first, but by the end I barely noticed it. The comparison between two different scenario’s Jay Kristoff used in the first chapter intrigued and sucked me into Mia’s story. I was invested in her as a main character and wanted her to succeed. I loved that while she was a killer, she had a heart.

Book Review: The Lake House by Kate Morton

Title:  The Lake House by Kate Morton Publisher: Allen & Unwin Publication Date: October 2016 Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery  Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are …

Spring has Sprung

Australia is leaving the colder months behind and the mercury will soon begin to rise. My moods and motivation levels tend to reflect the temperature, dipping with the cold and rising with warmth, so last month’s goals may have been a bit ambitious. I managed to read five books to complete a winter reading …