5 Sandwich

These are all the reviews where I gave a 5 sandwich rating. This is the holy grail of my book reviews. These are books I would elect my ruler just to bow down to. I laughed, I probably cried (I’m a bit of a sap), and I loved these. I would bet my reputation on these books and I highly recommend them all.

Into White Book Review – Black Eyed Peas with a Girl Tired of Being Black

Synopsis. When a black teenager prays to be white and her wish comes true, her journey of self-discovery takes shocking–and often hilarious–twists and turns in this debut that people are sure to talk about. LaToya Williams lives in Birmingham, Alabama,… Continue Reading →

A Monster Calls Book Review – Treacle Tart and Tall Tales

A Monster Calls Book Review Synopsis. The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his… Continue Reading →

The Husband’s Secret Book Review – Salmon and Secrets

The Husband’s Secret Book Review Synopsis. At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died… Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter,… Continue Reading →

The Girl In the Ice Book Review – Donuts with a DCI

Synopsis. Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one. When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of… Continue Reading →

Winter Book Review – Sour Apples and Insurrection

Synopsis. Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises… Continue Reading →

Scarlet Book Review – Foie Gras with Fugitives

Synopsis. Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling instalment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s… Continue Reading →

Cinder Book Review – Steamed Buns and Cyborgs

Synopsis. Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. Cinder,… Continue Reading →

The Magicians Book Review – Wine and Cheese with Witches

Synopsis. Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn’t real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship,… Continue Reading →

Big Little Lies Review – Ladies & Lattes

This book drew me in with its cover. It has bright colours, and was prominently on display, which is my general criteria for choosing books. Also there was a murder, which always tickles my fancy. Hm… that doesn’t make me… Continue Reading →

The Rest of Us Just Live Here Review – Ice Cream with Not-So-Indie Kids

There’s only so many times you can hear about a book before you say “okay, I’ve got to read this thing.” I loved Patrick Ness’s YA series Chaos Walking, but hadn’t read anything else by him. The Rest of Us Just… Continue Reading →

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