MINI BOOK REVIEW: 1984 by George Orwell

Genre: Science-Fiction / Classic

Page Count: 328 pages

Publication Date: June 1949



One of Britain’s most popular novels, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is set in a society terrorised by a totalitarian ideology propagated by The Party. Continue reading


It’s Monday! What are you reading?


the raven boys

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Review coming soon)



clockwork angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (I haven’t actually started it yet, but I will in the next half hour! I’m so excited! I can’t wait!)



I think it’s still early days to say what I’m reading next, given that I haven’t even started this week’s book. Let’s see what I feel like reading when I finish Clockwork Angel, shall we?


Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading 😀




BOOK REVIEW: Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Graphic Novel)

Genre: Graphic Novel / Classic / Tragedy

Page Count: 144 pages

Publication Date: November 2008


Goodreads summary:

Witches, murder, ghosts, and madness — one of Shakespeare’s finest tragedies is also a perfect fit for the graphic novel format. This compelling adaptation depicts every blood-curdling scene in easy-to-follow illustrations, accompanied by Shakespeare’s original text. An illustrated cast of characters reminds readers who’s who, and fascinating background information on Shakespeare and the real Macbeth adds historical context.

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BOOK REVIEW: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Genre: Young Adult / Graphic Novel / Fantasy

Page Count: 262 pages

Publication Date: May 2015


Goodreads summary:

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit. Continue reading

It’s Monday! What are you reading?


Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas – Throne of Glass #3 (Review coming soon). Guys, this book was so so good! I still can’t get over how brilliant this series is!



the raven boys

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I’ve only just started this one, so I’m still a bit confused as to what’s going on.



clockwork angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – This book has been on my TBR shelf for as long as I can remember. I’ve heard so many great reviews about this series that I just couldn’t wait anymore, I just have to pick this one up ASAP!


Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading 🙂


BOOK REVIEW: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Genre: Middle Grade / Mythology

Page Count: 265 pages

Publication Date: April 2006


Goodreads summary:


It’s not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodgeball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants – and that was only the beginning.

Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack and, unless I can get my hands of the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters. Big ones… Continue reading

Big Birthday #Giveaway feat @OrendaBooks @bookbuddle & @MDwithaBook

Rambling Lisa's Book Reviews

Ok so not long ago I told you all that there would be giveaways taking place over August and look, August is here!! The reason I want to do this is to say thank you to everyone over this past year. Every single one of my followers/readers means so much to me and I want to give you guys a thank you gift, just wish I could give everyone a gift each! So this month isn’t only the first birthday for the blog but I turn 27, yet again! Given we share a birthday month we shall have giveaways every week for the whole of August ❤

How about a nosey at what I have in store for you over the month.

So as you can see we have everything in multiples of 3. 3 bookish tote bags, 3 mindfulness colouring books, 3 notebooks, 3 sets of bookish bookmarks and…

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BOOK REVIEW: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary

Page Count: 380 pages

Publication Date: May 2017


Goodreads summary:

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right? Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: The Wheel Mages by Aimee Davis

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 334 pages

Publication Date: November 2016


Goodreads summary:

Alena Kozlov is one of the last of a dying kind. As the first water mage to be inducted into the Sanctum in over fifty years, she has the opportunity to help the old order destroy a band of rebel mages who threaten the principles the Sanctum is founded upon.

Blinded by loyalty to the Sanctum and love for her master, Alena and three other mages set out to investigate the rebels, but the more she discovers, the less she understands.

Confronted with hard truths about the Sanctum she once believed in and the corruption she sees within it, Alena must make one of the most difficult decisions of her life: follow the path she’s trained for or leave the Sanctum behind.

Whatever the answer, she knows one thing for sure—the old Sanctum saying is true: It is a rocky road she must travel.  Continue reading