An easy to read novel which moves quite fast.


The Adventure of the Yellow Face by Arthur Conan Doyle My rating: 2 of 5 stars Without giving away the plot, it’s difficult to write a review of this one. A story with a definite 19th century sensibility. But at least it’s resolved in a more progressive way. The odd behaviour of a man’s wife […]

Divergent by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars There are inevitable comparisons to be made with The Hunger Games books (and films), but Divergent holds its’ own as a standalone universe, with a unique political situation and the social segregation of personality types. In a world where you’re only allowed to be “one […]

Out of Bounds by Val McDermid My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is the 4th Karen Pirie novel, but it doesn’t matter whether or not you have read any of the previous instalments. This is the first of these books that I have read, and the characters are all well drawn out that […]

It’s always a joy to delve into this world of Gamers and personalities.

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough My rating: 3 of 5 stars MODERATE SPOILERS AHEAD… What begins as a relatively straightforward drama, slowly turns a little supernatural. Louise meets a good looking guy at a bar, and they just click. They share a few kisses before he decides to go home. The next day, Louise […]

Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski My rating: 5 of 5 stars As with the previous Witcher book (see my review to The Last Wish) this is a collection of short stories each following a particular quest or recollection from Geralt’s past. We find out a lot more about Geralt’s relationship with Yennefer, and the […]