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...

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...

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,...

Igniting Change with Grace and Fury

Aug 27th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

Back in June, while I was running from one film screening to another at the Edinburgh Film Festival, a package was waiting patiently for me to return to London. Unfortunately, my own patience was non-existent and as soon as I realised that the month’s FairyLoot box had arrived, I texted my reading buddies and asked what the month’s book was. There hadn’t been a single...