Isabella: The Bullet Review

Oct 8th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

At the end of last month, one of our favourite writers, Cristina Hodgson, released the third part of her Chantelle Rose series: Isabella. This instalment in the series follows Chantelle as she receives a surprise invitation that opens up the door to her long-since deceased mother’s past. New love challenges old, bonds and formed and broken, and Chantelle’s quest for the truth may destroy everyone...

The Heart Hidden Behind The Wall Of Thorns

Sep 17th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

I start reading eagerly: On the eve of her wedding, a girl paces her room. In her hands, a bag of boar’s blood. She plans to flee the castle by faking her own death. Her sister, a small, sickly creature with a cheery disposition, is to go with her. Wait. Purloined? In THAT sentence? Okay then… The girl is a huntress, but here she is...

Interviewing a Writer: Jessica Leake

Sep 3rd, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 13 min read

Earlier this year, I discovered a new YA fantasy novel: Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake. Despite the fact that it was 450 pages, I finished it within two days. To say I struggled to put it down is an understatement. I was in love from the very second I opened it and as I turned the last page, I found myself going into instant withdrawal,...

A Bad Boy Stole My Bra: The Blog Tour

Jul 17th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read

To say I had high expectations for this book would be a lie. When it arrived, I was more interested in the packaging than in the book (Seriously, it came in a bright pink bubble envelope! How cool is that?!) and all I had to go on was this: Imagine waking up in the night to find your gorgeous new neighbour dangling out of your...