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...

Spotlight Post: Successor by Rae Miles

Dec 3rd, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 21 min read

For seventeen-year-old Evan, graduation means the freedom to leave behind her small-town life and find where she belongs. She never expected it to be in a different world. Across time and space, deep in a mysterious jungle, Evan discovers the hidden heritage of her mother’s people and her own legacy. She becomes their elemental, a protector gifted with the power to control nature. The role...

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,...