Book Reviews

Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

I got Turtles All The Way Down with a discount code from Book Depository that only gave me a few books to choose from. I ended up giving John Green another chance and was pleasantly surprised. Before reviewing the book I need to explain why I was hesitant to read something by John Green. The… Continue reading Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

Book Reviews

Book Review: Midsummer’s Bottom

I was delighted to get a review copy of Midsummer's Bottom before it comes out. It's certainly a departure from Darren Dash/Shan's usual work such as Sunburn and and Procession of the Dead. Midsummer's Bottom is a comedy about small town actors who stage Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream once a year, on the solstice. What… Continue reading Book Review: Midsummer’s Bottom

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Surface Breaks

I was very excited to get my hands on Louise O'Neill's feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid, The Surface Breaks, so much that I finished it in a day. O'Neill introduces us to the patriarchal mer-world ruled by the Sea King, the father of our protagonist. Gaia, also known as Muirgean, also known as Grace,… Continue reading Book Review: The Surface Breaks

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Green Mile

The Green Mile is one of my favourite moves so I'm glad I found the time to read the book. As I've said before Stephen King never lets me down and the book was better than the movie. The Green Mile follows an elderly Paul Edcombe recalling his days working in the Cold Mountain Penitentiary¬†… Continue reading Book Review: The Green Mile

Book Reviews

Book Review: Almost Love

So far Lousie O'Neill has never let me down with Asking For It and Only Ever Yours, and now Almost Love. Louise O'Neill has switched from YA to debuting her first book for adults and she done so flawlessly. Like it's predecessors Almost Love knows how to frustrate you, anger you, and recognize yourself. Almost… Continue reading Book Review: Almost Love

Book Reviews

Book Review: Sunburn

If you somehow don't know by now, I love Darren Shan/Dash. The Shan books were my favourites as a teenager, and thankfully he writes books for grown ups under the Darren Dash name so I get to keep reading. Sunburn follows a trio of 20-somethings on a holiday to Bulgaria. Sick of spending holidays in… Continue reading Book Review: Sunburn

Book Reviews

Book Review: Only Ever Yours

I finished Only Ever Yours by Lousie O'Neill last week and haven't gotten it out of my head since. The novel centers around 16-year old frieda (not a typo, women are not permitted to have capital letters in their names in the book) and her life as a student in a dystopian world ruled by… Continue reading Book Review: Only Ever Yours

Book Reviews

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I actually have a piece about this on Oxgyen.ie but thought I would share my opinion on Cursed Child here too because¬†I haven't blogged in awhile and I don't want any of you to think I stopped reading because I'm always reading something. I'm actually re-reading the original series at the moment, I'm currently on… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Book Reviews

Book Review: Animal Farm

I have wanted to read George Orwell's Animal Farm for the longest time, despite the entire plot and it's meaning being spoiled for me. It's quickly become one of my favourite books, and one I believe is very important. An old boar, Old Major, on the Manor Farm predicts the Rebellion of animals against humans… Continue reading Book Review: Animal Farm

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Lost Continent

Once again I'm gonna be reviewing Bill Bryson. This isn't a sponsored blog post (nothing is) but a part of me wishes it was, because man, this is free advertisement and I'm a student. I'm joking, of course, if I was writing for money I wouldn't be writing at all. While an American native (Des… Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Continent