Reviews 2021

Listed A-Z by book title.

In case you need a reminder, my rating system is at the end.


56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard


The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox

All Girls by Emily Layden

The Angela Carter BBC Radio Drama Collection

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty


Bad Habits by Flynn Meaney

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Both of You by Adele Parks

The Breakup Monologues by Rosie Wilby


Deepwater King by Claire McKenna

Devil’s Lair by Anna Zaires

Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Sutanto

Dreamer by Loretta Kendall


Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay


Fireborn by Aisling Fowler


The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland


Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon

The Island by C.L. Taylor


Kate In Waiting by Becky Albertalli


The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik

The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

The Lido by Libby Page

Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

The Lock In by Phoebe Luckhurst

The Lucky Escape by Laura Jane Williams


Malice by Heather Walter

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara

Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone


One Summer in Monte Carlo by Jennifer Bohnet

Opposites Attract by Camilla Isley

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris


Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney


The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Scabby Queen by Kirstin Innes

The Shadow In The Glass by JJA Harwood

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Sleeping With A Psychopath by Carolyn Woods

The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line by Ruth Thomas

The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent


This is Our Rainbow by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby


The Unadjusteds by Marisa Noelle


The Warrior King by Abigail Owen

What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton

Woods of Silver and Light by Victoria McCombs


You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

Review ratings

I didn’t like it. I might have made myself finish it or I might have had to put it to one side. This book will have too many flaws for me to even mention. I’m hoping I never have to use this, I can’t think of any of the books I have ever read that would fall into this category but there is a first time for everything.

It was passable. Whilst I might have found an aspect of the book intriguing, say the plot or a character or the writing style, this book still has a lot of work to do.

I liked it. There will be parts that I felt were really strong, but there will still be some elements that aren’t reaching their full potential.

I really enjoyed this book. Mostly everything will be top notch, however, I may have found a few things throughout that I wasn’t keen on but I will be recommending this book.

Absolute brilliance! This book will be near perfection, one that I know will be staying with me for a while and that I will be telling people they must read.

I will also be attributing half ratings because sometimes there are some books that just deserve that little half extra or I’m being indecisive on what rating it sits between.