I’m back! No, really, I’m back (not sure where I went…but it definitely wasn’t here)!
More book reviews: this time, a Gothic thriller/ghost novel which I absolutely loved, and really did get quite spooked by! Find my full review of Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions here at In Review, but I’ll post a little taster here as well:
There’s nothing better than a hearty ghost story to keep you on your toes. Well, maybe an actual ghost, but that is not the point here…
Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions seems to be one such ghost story, but on reading it, this novel turns out to be so much more than just a ghost story. With the lines “The Turn of the Screw meets The Little Stranger” printed on the back cover, there was no doubt that this would be a chilling read, and definitely not one to read home alone in the early hours of the morning (not that that stopped me from doing so – which is now something I highly regret)…
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years!
This weeks Doctor Who episode brought us to Regency London where something is lurking under the frozen Thames, and worse, it’s feeding on the locals! This foe brings out a very different side to Bill as she discoveres more about the Doctor and his past. Overall, though lacking excitement in the plot, this was a thought provoking episode…
Read more of my thoughts on last week’s episode of Doctor Who ‘Thin Ice’ here, you can let me know what you thought aswell!
I hope you have a great week!
For those interested my review of Dorothy Porter’s The Monkey’s Mask was posted on the RMITV In Review blog last night to coincide with last nights episode of the ABC’s, The Book Club. This post is a bit late but I thought it would be worth doing anyway, here’s a little snippet of the review:
“I want you, trouble,
on the rocks.”
Dorothy Porter’s The Monkey’s Mask is one of many novels I probably wouldn’t have picked up at all if it weren’t for uni, but I’m thankful I did. Porter manages to seamlessly blend the genres of crime thriller and lesbian romance into nearly three-hundred pages of verse. Yes, you heard me correctly! Verse. This somewhat unusual combination of crime, passion, and poetry makes for an intensely engaging read right to the last line….
Click here to read the rest of my review of this beautiful verse novel, and maybe take a look at some of the other reviews on the blog too!
I hope you all are enjoying your week! 🙂
So recently I joined the RMITV ‘In Review’ writing team, and as a part of that I will be reviewing each episode of Doctor Who Series 10 as they air and posting it to their blog. Though I can’t post the review here, I though it wouldn’t hurt to do a spot of ‘shameless promotion’ of some more of my writing!
“Well, most people when they don’t understand something, they frown. You…smile.”
~ The Doctor
So, Doctor Who is back for Series 10, and it’s not just back…it is back! And terrifyingly so!
The first thing I should say about this episode, is that it was bloody scary. There is no other way to put it. It has been quite a while since an episode has really given me the shivers, and sitting in that cinema tonight was no exception…
Anywho, click the link here to go have a read!
I hope you all had a lovely Easter or long weekend for those who don’t celebrate it! 🙂