Mini review – Plan for the worst

Title: Plan for the WorstAuthor: Jodi TaylorSeries: 5 stars ★★★★★ From Goodreads: I would have trusted this man with my life. Until a couple of days ago, anyway. You know what they say - hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Max is quite accustomed to everything going wrong. She's St Mary's, after…

Book Review – Amongst our Weapons

Title: Amongst our WeaponsAuthor: Ben AaronovichSeries: River's of London #9 5 stars ★★★★★ From Goodreads: The ninth book of the bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London. This next book in the bestselling UK…

Mini review – The Sign of The Four

Title: The Sign of the FourAuthor: Arthur Conan DoyleSeries: Sherlock Holmes #2 4 stars ★★★★ From Goodreads: As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from…

Mini Review – Hope for the Best

Title: Hope for the Best Author: Jodi TaylorSeries: Chronicles of St Mary's #10 5 stars ★★★★★ From Goodreads: The tenth book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be…

Book Review – Ink and Bone

Title: Ink and BoneAuthor: Rachel CaineSeries: The Great Library #1E.S.C.A.P.E Score: 44(see below for breakdown) 4 stars ★★★★ From Goodreads: Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. In a world where the ancient Great Library of Alexandria was never destroyed, knowledge now rules the world: freely available, but strictly controlled. Owning private books is a crime. Jess…

ARC Review – The God of Lost Words

Title: The god of Lost WordsAuthor: A.J. HackwithSeries: Hell's LibraryRelease Date: 8/2/2021E.S.C.A.P.E Score: 50(see below for breakdown) 5 stars ★★★★★ I received a free eARC copy from Titan Books ,via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. From Goodreads: To save the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, former librarian…

Book Review – Among Thieves

Title: Among ThievesAuthor: M. J. KuhnE.S.C.A.P.E Score:(see below for breakdown) 3.5 stars ★★★★ From Goodreads: A high-stakes heist novel set in a gritty world of magic and malice. WHO NEEDS FRIENDS WHEN YOU HAVE AXES? Ryia ‘the Butcher’ Cautella has earned her reputation as the quickest, deadliest blade in the city – not to mention…

Book Review – The Iron King

Title: The Iron KingAuthor: Julie KagawaSeries: The Iron FeyE.S.C.A.P.E Score: 30(see below for breakdown) 3 stars ★★★ From Goodreads: MY NAME IS MEGHAN CHASE. In less than twenty-four hours, I’ll be sixteen. Countless stories, songs and poems have been written about this wonderful age, when a girl finds true love and the stars shine for…

Mini Review – A Murder is Announced

Title: A Murder is Announced Author: Agatha ChrsiteSeries: Ms Marple #5 4 stars ★★★★ From Goodreads: The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.’…

Audio ARC review – The Christie Affair

Title: The Christie AffairAuthor: Nina De GramontNarrator: Lucy ScottRelease Date: 20/1/22E.S.C.A.P.E Score: 30(see below for breakdown) 3 stars ★★★ I received a free eARC copy from Macmillian Audio UK and Mantle Books ,via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. From Goodreads: In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days.…