Overview: I am not a reviewer, I’m just someone who loves reading books almost as much as I love writing them.

Since publishing my first novel in 2015, I’ve come to realise just how important reviews can be. I decided to share my views of the few books I do manage to read and give these authors a helping hand and a little more exposure. All reviews are of books and ebooks unless otherwise stated.

My Goodreads profile.

2018 Book Reviews

Poison Study – Maria V Snyder (YA Fantasy) 5 star Review

The Exercise of Vital Powers – Ian Gregorie (YA Fantasy) Review

5 mini Reviews of my favourite fantasy books for Rainne’s blog Review

The Olive Branch – Jo Thomas (Romance) review

How to write a fantasy book description – Jesper Schmidt (writing reference) Review

The island at the end of everything – Kiran Milwood (children’s book) Review

Ninja School Mum – Lizzie Chantree Review

Sand Scuttler – Rosalyn Kelly  (fantasy) Review

Time Travelling with a Hamster – Ross Welford  (children’s book) Review

111 tips to get free book reviews – Doris Maria Heilmann (writing reference)  Review

The Cornish House – Liz Fenwick (romance, women’ fiction)  review

Ash and Quill – Rachel Caine (YA fantasy)  Review

2017 Book Reviews


Magic-scars (The Crown of Stones Bk2) – C.L Schneider – 5 stars review

The Ocean at the end of the Lane – Neil Gaimann – 5 stars review review

The Sapphire Legend Part II – E.L. Tenebaum 4.5 stars review review

Eleonore (Urban Fantasy) – Faith Rivens 5 stars review

Uprooted (standalone) – Namio Novik 5 stars review

Paper and Fire (Bk2 The Great Library) – Rachel Caine 5 stars review


The Game Begins (bk1 Sam Beckett Mysteries) YA Mystery – Rebecca Howie review

Audio Therapy – Sebastian Fitzek review

Audio Sisters and Lies – Bernice Barrington review

Audio Behind Closed Doors – B A Paris 5 stars review

Audio Kill Me Again – Rachel Abbott 5 stars review


Christmas at Lilac Cottage – Holly Martin 4.5 stars review

A Year and A Day – Isabelle Broom 4.5 stars review

Writers Ref and Self-Help books

Twitter for Authors – Jesper Schmidt 4 stars review

Writer’s Lexicon – Kathy Steinnmann 5 stars review

Overwhelmed Writer Rescue – Colleen Story 5 stars review

Cosy Mystery

Self Serve Murder – D E Haggerty 3.5 stars review

Misc book categories

H is for Hawk – Helen McDonald review

Historical Fiction

The Apothecary’s Daughter – Charlotte Betts 4.5 star (historical romance) review

Irex – Carl Rackman 4.5 Star review

Film Reviews

Girl on a Train 3.5 Stars review

2016 Reviews

My favourite reads in 2016 – Link to post

Fantasy Reviews

The Sorcerer’s Garden – D Wallace-Peach 4 stars Original post

Sarina Langer – Rise of the Sparrows 4 stars Original post

Daccari Buchelli – Phoenix (YA fantasy) 3 stars Post

Joanne Hall – Spark and Carousel 4 star original post

David Gemmell – Lord of the Silver Bow 5 star  original post

C.L.Schneider – The Crown of Stone: Magic-price – 5 stars original post

Trudi Canavan – Thief’s Magic – Fantasy. 3 stars. Original review post

E.L.Tenenbaum – The Sapphire Legend Part 1 YA Fantasy 5 stars – original post

Audio – Patrick Rothfuss – Name of the Wind (did not finish) – fantasy original post

Joe Abercrombie – Shattered Sea Trilogy – YA Fantasy – Original post

Evensong by Krista Walsh – Book one of the Meratis trilogy  Original blog

K M McKinley – The Iron Ship is Book One of The Gates of the World. (original blog post)

Ink and Bone – Volume 1 of The Great Library by Rachel Caine – YA fantasy (Ink and Bone original blog post link)

Thriller / Suspense Reviews

Audio Review  Tom Bale See how they run

Audio Review  Katerina Diamond – The Teacher – 3.5 stars Original post

Catherine Ryan Howard – Distress Signals 5 star Original post

Amanda Fleet – The Wrong Kind of Clouds 4 star Original post

Audio review – Sibel Hodge – Look Behind You  original post

Audio review – A J Haines – No Longer Safe original post

Audio review – Holly Seddon – Try not to breathe original post

Neil Rochford – The Blue Ridge Project 4 star  original post

Audio review Peter James – The House on Cold Hill – Suspense 4 stars Original post

Audio Review Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train – 4 stars. Original review post

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza  Original blog post

Romance Reviews

A Wedding in Cornwall – Laura Briggs 4 star original post

Late Summer in the Vineyard – Jo Thomas 5 star original post

Sue Moorcroft – The Wedding Proposal original post

No Time Like Now – Jennifer Young (4 stars) original post

Creature Comforts by Trisha Ashley (Original blog of Creature Comforts)

Non-fiction – Writing Craft

Rayne Hall – Getting book reviews 4 star original post

Rayne Hall – Why is my book not selling? 20 simple fixes 4 star Post

Y/A Children’s book Reviews

Megan Rix – The Great Escape age 9+ original post

Fire, Bed and Bone – Henrietta Branford age 9+ ? (original blog post)

Picture book review – Kate Prendergast – Dog on a Train (original blog post)

Misc Reviews

Live Stand up Review – Bill Bailey comedy show at G Live original post

Film Review – Legend (Tom Hardy) 4.5 stars. Original review post

Poetry collection review – Helen Thomas – Gertrude Jekyll Dreams (original link)

Non-Fiction review – Wild Ruins by Dave Hamilton (Wild Ruins original blog post)