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

👩 Ariadne by Jennifer Saint ⁠

⁠🧵 Growing up in Crete as the daughter of King Minos, Ariadne knows too well how the gods can be unmerciful. When Theseus arrives in Crete as a sacrifice to the Minotaur, Ariadne falls in love with him and decides to help him kill the monster, going against his father's will. Will her betrayal be… Continue reading 👩 Ariadne by Jennifer Saint ⁠

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

The 2020 "I've never" Reading Challenge

I know, Reading Challenges are supposed to begin in January, with New year’s Resolution. Why in April, then? Well, the reasons why I have decided to start now are two. First of all, given the really bad situation we are leaving right now, I had more time than usual to think about a lot of… Continue reading The 2020 "I've never" Reading Challenge

Authors I've never…

April makes all things new, that’s why it’s the perfect month to start with my brand new “I’ve never” Reading Challenge. The first theme will be "authors" and it will go on during the month of May as well. I will be dealing with authors that I have never heard of (shame on me), authors… Continue reading Authors I've never…