Book review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See From Goodreads In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate … Continue reading Book review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Book review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline From Goodreads IN THE YEAR 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based … Continue reading Book review: Ready Player One

Book review: The Seven (and 1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

(Before we get to the review, I just wanted to say (again) that my comments are 100% being labelled as spam, so please check your spam folders!) The Seven (& 1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ★★★★☆ 3.5 stars, rounded to 4 I’m not going to put the official Goodreads blurb because I … Continue reading Book review: The Seven (and 1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Book review: Every Heart a Doorway

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire From Goodreads Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. … Continue reading Book review: Every Heart a Doorway

Book review: The Translation of Love

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake From Goodreads Thirteen-year-old Aya Shimamura is released from a Canadian internment camp in 1946, still grieving the recent death of her mother, and repatriated to Japan with her embittered father. They arrive in a devastated Tokyo occupied by the Americans under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. Aya's … Continue reading Book review: The Translation of Love