Mini Review – A Study in Scarlet

Title: A Study in ScarlettAuthor: Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSeries: Sherlock Holmes #1 3.5 stars ★★★★ From Goodreads: When Dr John Watson takes rooms in Baker Street with amateur detective Sherlock Holmes, he has no idea that he is about to enter a shadowy world of criminality and violence. Accompanying Holmes to an ill-omened house in…

Review – And the Rest is History

Title: And The Rest is HistoryAuthor: Jodi TaylorSeries: Chronicles of St Mary's #8E.S.C.A.P.E Score: 53(see below for breakdown) 5 stars ★★★★★ From Goodreads: No one knows quite how, but Max and her baby are safe at last. No one knows quite how, but Peterson has persuaded Dr Foster to marry him. No one knows quite…

Audio ARC Review – Devil and the Dark Water

Title: The Devil and The Dark WaterAuthor: Stuart TurtonNarrator: Julian Rhind-TuttRelease Date: 1/10/20 E.S.C.A.P.E Score: 42(see below for breakdown) 4 stars ★★★★ I received a free audioARC copy from Bloomsbury UK Audio , via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. From Goodreads: A murder on the high seas. A…

Mini Review – Men At Arms

Title: Men at ArmsAuthor: Terry PratchettSeries: City Watch #2 DiscWorld #15 5 stars ★★★★★ From Goodreads: 'Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN!' But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman ... most of the…

ARC Review – The House at the Edge of Magic

Title: The House at the Edge of MagicAuthor: Amy SparkesRelease Date: 7/1/2021 4 stars ★★★★ I received a free eARC copy from Walker Books , via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. From Goodreads: Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a…

Mini Review – The Winterling

Title: WinterlingAuthor: Sarah PrincasSeries: Winterling #1 4 stars ★★★★ From Goodreads: “We live here, my girl, because it is close to the Way, and echoes of its magic are felt in our world. The Way is a path leading to another place, where the people are governed by different rules. Magic runs through them and…

Mini Review Monday – Hogfather

Title: HogfatherAuthor: Terry PratchettSeries: Discworld #20, Death #4 5 stars ★★★★★ From Goodreads: IT'S THE NIGHT BEFORE HOGSWATCH AND IT'S TOO QUIET. Where is the big jolly fat man? Why is Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho? The darkest night of the year is getting a lot darker... Susan the…

Mini Review – Midwinter Murder

Title: Midwinter MurderAuthor: Agatha Christie 5 stars ★★★★★ From Goodreads: An all-new collection of winter-themed mysteries from the master of the genre, just in time for the festive period. There's a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter… It's the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fireplace with…

Review – Welcome to Night Vale

Title: Welcome to Night ValeAuthor: Joseph Fink and Jeffrey CranorSeries: Night Vale #1E.S.C.A.P.E Score: 42(see below for breakdown) 4 stars ★★★★ From Goodreads: From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we…

Blog Tour – Amari and the Night Brothers

Title: Amari and the Night BrothersAuthor: B.B. AlstonSeries: Amari and the Night Brothers #1Release Date: 21/1/21 5 stars ★★★★★ I received a free ARC copy from Egmont , via the Write Reads in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. From Goodreads: An epic middle grade supernatural adventure series, soon to be…