The City of Ghosts Like I’d Never Seen It Before

Feb 18th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

For me, Christmas 2018 was very much a Victoria Schwab love fest, gift wise. Not only did I get the much talked about A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy, but I was also gifted City of Ghosts. I decided that the latter was a good choice by way of introduction to the author – “It’s spooky and set in your home away from home…” the inscription on the...

A Matter of Perspective

Dec 24th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 8 min read

Conversation with a friend yesterday turned quickly to how terrible a year 2018 has been.  For me, January began with the ‘perfect week’. I was working reasonable hours, unplugging from technology in the evenings to spend time with friends and family, and even managed to take one day off for a ‘Sunday Reads’ day. Then news of a death in my immediate family arrived and...

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Dec 17th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

I think it’s safe to say that I’ve struggled writing this review. I finished reading Natasha Ngan’s Girls of Paper and Fire last month, and I’ve sat down numerous times since desperately tyring to get my thoughts about it in some coherent order. To no avail, until now. It’s not that I didn’t like the book – let me get that clear first of all – but...

Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Nov 5th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

I was a little wary going into Mirage. It was advertised as a YA romance set in space, and as the last few books I’ve read set in space started strong and progressively worsened as they went along, I was worried Mirage may not be worth it. Especially having just finished Sarah J. Maas’ Empire of Storms, with its incredible, edge-of-your-seat ending. Was I wrong?...