The Book Hangover

You know when a book is so good, that once you’ve finished it (like 7 times), when you try to read something else – but all that’s in your head is how freaking amazing the last book was. Yea. That. I love Sarah J. Maas, I am in love with her writing. I’m a huge fan of the Throne Of Glass series, so last year when I saw she had released a new series – A Court of Thorns and Roses, I bought it. Not really expecting to love it as much as I love ToG. How wrong I was… … Continue reading The Book Hangover

Books to read over the festive period: Snow by Ronald Malfi

So, it’s that time of the year again, kids. The Christmas tree is up, the fairy lights are twinkling, there’s glitter everywhere and I have the need to read Christmas books. With a twist. I don’t do romance novels, never have, probably never will. I don’t want a nice festive fairytale romance or any shtako like that. What I love to read at Christmas is horror, maybe some thriller, and I don’t mind a bit of crime either. Allow me to list some of the books I’ve been reading, and some that I plan to read, over the next few … Continue reading Books to read over the festive period: Snow by Ronald Malfi


Let me start by saying that I was really looking forward to reading this book, and hopefully getting interested in the ‘Lizzy Gardner’ series. Unfortunately, that’s not to be. The overall story idea is a good one – teenager gets abducted, eventually escapes, grows up to teach other young women how to defend themselves, bad guy returns – drama drama drama…yea, I was sold, sounded great. The things that really let the book down, for me anyway, is the multitude of characters. There’s too many of them to keep track of, and not one of them is particularly interesting, not … Continue reading Abducted

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped

Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux. Finished this book a few days ago, and decided that I enjoyed it so much, that I just had to ramble about it. What I loved most about this book was the concept of the chapters being blog entries – and the comments left for the blogger. I loved the odd comment where the person updated Allison on what was happening in other parts of the world, I liked how the zombie apocalypse was so wide spread and devastating. Some aspects bothered me – the brutality exhibited, over a rather trivial ‘crime’. I … Continue reading Allison Hewitt Is Trapped

Broken Dolls [Jefferson Winter] by James Carol

It takes a genius to catch a psychopath . . . A few weeks ago, I was perusing the Kindle books over at, just looking for something that sounded interesting and would occupy a couple of hours. I’m not going to lie, the thing I noticed about this book, was the 59p price tag – which is an awesome price for a 382 page book. So I purchased it, not expecting too much, but mildly interested by the synopsis – Not everyone who’s broken can be fixed. Four victims, all young women, all tortured and then lobotomised. None of … Continue reading Broken Dolls [Jefferson Winter] by James Carol

31 days, 31 gifts// Good Books

On the 7th of December, The ESC_Verse wasn’t updated, because Sarah was quite unwell. Luckily, she knows a madman with a blue box. Hey presto! The 7th of December has an entry after all. Alls well, that ends well. I read a lot, an awful lot. I tend to read more than I game, or even cook. Books were my very first form of escapism, and they remain my favourite. I read literally anything, and everything. So today, I’m going to ramble about a couple of my favourite books… The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This is actually one of … Continue reading 31 days, 31 gifts// Good Books

Sar’s ShOcktober// Zombie Brittannica

Day 8. Zombie Brittannica, a zombie novel by Thomas Emson. So today I’m gonna chat about a book I read last year, called Zombie Brittannica. Now…this isn’t gonna be one of my (many) ‘OhMyCas! Everyone must read/see/listen to this, it will complete you!’ type of posts…ZB is a must read, but not necessarily for all the good reasons. It’s a very silly book, firstly, and secondly…it’s rather OTT. Over the span of a very few short hours, zombies pretty much overtake the entirety of the UK. I mean – yea, if the zombie apocalypse happens, I’m sure it will spread … Continue reading Sar’s ShOcktober// Zombie Brittannica