Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity #1) ★★★★☆
A really enjoyable World War Two novel, focusing on the friendship between two British women. Full Review
World War Z by Max Brooks ★★★☆☆
This is written in the style of non-fiction accounts from various different people from around the world following a zombie war. It was interesting but as there was no storyline through the novel (and we already know the outcome of the war) I wasn’t particularly compelled to keep picking it up. It also would have been great to have a few more civilian accounts. I would recommend the audiobook, read by a cast of actors it brought the book to life.
These are silent graphic novel, with the story told completely through the images. The art work is wonderful, very cute characters but these are contrasted by blood and gore. Full Review
The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmburg (The Paper Magician #2) ★★★☆☆
This is the second book in a young adult fantasy series set in a world with a magic system based around man made materials such as paper and glass. They’re fun quick reads. I’ll be doing a full review of the trilogy once I have read The Master Magician.
Pottermore Presents by J.K. Rowling ★★★★★
The series of 3 eBooks published by Pottermore containing extra information on various things from the Harry Potter universe. These are fun reads, and I’m glad they published the additional writing in this form (the website isn’t the easiest to navigate). The titles are a little misleading though, they’re not short stories just extra facts and background information.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North ★★★☆☆
This is the story of Harry August. When Harry dies, he is simply born again at the beginning of his life retaining all his previous memories. The premise of this really appealed to me, and I’ve heard really great things. Unfortunately though, it fell kind of flat for me. Not a terrible book, but I wasn’t a massive fan of the writing style and I wasn’t particularly invested in the story. And the ending felt like a bit of a let down.
Death at the Seaside* by Frances Brody (Kate Shackleton #8) ★★★☆☆
A crime novel following sleuth Kate Shackleton in the 1920s. I’m usually into grittier crime novels, but if you’re a fan of cosy crime I think you’ll enjoy this one. Blog tour
A Feast of Sorrows* by Angela Slatter ★★★☆☆
A collection of very dark fairytales. As usual with short story collections, this is a mixed bag, but it would make a great creepy read for October. Full Review
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Passenger #1) ★★★★☆
This young adult novel has time travel and pirates, and that all I needed to pick this up! I ended up really enjoying it and have a full review coming soon.
*Received in exchange for an honest review