Graceling by Kristin Cashore – Book review


Genre Fantasy, YA. The Plot Katsa is a Graceling: one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. Hers is killing, and she's forced to be her uncle's - the king - thug. At least till she decides to rescue Grandfather Tealiff, meets Prince Po and starts understanding that one of… Continue reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore – Book review

⛰️ Flowers Over the Inferno by Ilaria Tuti

🕵️‍♀️ Travení is a small mountainside town in the Italian Alps. It may seem lovely and idyllic, especially in winter when it's covered in snow, but something bad is going on. A series of very gruesome attacks lead Superintendent Teresa Battaglia to investigate. She must face an incredibly dangerous attacker but also the fear that… Continue reading ⛰️ Flowers Over the Inferno by Ilaria Tuti

🛥️ All At Sea by Liz Hedgecock

👩 In this first book, we follow Maisie Frobisher on a cruise to India in search of adventure. When first jewellery and then important documents go missing, Maisie suspects a fellow guest, who turns out to be a police inspector. Then a crime of an entirely different kind happens, and Maisie has to work with… Continue reading 🛥️ All At Sea by Liz Hedgecock

Where the Crawdads Sing

Genre: Mystery Fiction - BildungsromanAuthor: Delia Owens Quick Look It’s like reading poetry: a rhythmical lullaby that makes the reader think he is on a boat moved by a gentle tide. The end will make you wonder: is it an happy ending or not? Score: 4/5 Good to know Synopsis Kya is just a girl… Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing


Genre: Cosy MysteryAuthor: Julie Wassmer Quick Look A cosy mystery set at Christmas time, to fancy mince pies and mulled wine every time of the year. Score: 4/5 Good to know Synopsis Pearl, the owner of the well-renowned restaurant The Whitstable Pearl, has promised not to take over any case at her detective agency in… Continue reading Murder-on-Sea

The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Genre: Psychological/Domestic Fiction Author: Ruth Hogan Quick Look When the music ends for someone you love you don't stop dancing. You dance for them as well. Score: 4/5 Good to know Synopsis Masha, Alice, Sally, Kitty... this book is all about women. The main character is Masha, she loves her dog, works as a psychologist,… Continue reading The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

The Colour of Magic

Genre: Fantasy Author: Terry Pratchett Quick Look Reading The Colour of Magic is like eating an entire bowl of ice cream just a little too fast...sure, it may cause your head to hurt at times, but the sweet rewards make it all worth it! (I haven't written this, I saw it on GoodReads and thought it was… Continue reading The Colour of Magic

A Gondola as a bookshelf… why not?

Who doesn’t love Venice? It is said to be as romantic as Paris, and, if you think about it, is there anything better than a stroll along the canals in a gondola, with the gondoliere humming “O sole mio…”. Well, if you ask me, there is something else that any book lover should do in… Continue reading A Gondola as a bookshelf… why not?

When the going gets tough, the Cosy Mystery get going

The incipit of my post may seem not at all original to the untrained blog reader, but if you resist till the end, I promise you will change your mind. In this period of uncertainty – here I am with the not so original stuff – we all need to find our comfort zone, both… Continue reading When the going gets tough, the Cosy Mystery get going