Book Review: The Mystery of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley

The Mystery of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley

(goodreads) I got this book from the library and my feelings are so-so about it. It wasn't as engaging as the Massie biography of Catherine the Great, in part because Louise, as the sixth daughter of Queen Victoria, had a lot less power and influence than Catherine the Great. It was interesting as an insight … Continue reading Book Review: The Mystery of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley

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Book Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

(Goodreads) OH MY GOD What a fantastic book! My heart! The ending! I mean, logically I should have been expecting everything to end terribly because that way people are definitely going to buy the third book, and you get to leap into high stakes, high drama stuff from the get-go with the final book of … Continue reading Book Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Book Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

(goodreads link) So I've been re-united with my book collection after a year abroad and I've been rereading all my old favourites. Among these is Graceling by Kristin Cashore, a YA Fantasy novel set in a land where certain people are 'graced' by being extremely talented at something, like baking, hand-to-hand fighting, or even predicting the future. … Continue reading Book Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore