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SilviaM

1 child aged 4.
Joined March 2018

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Entered a Giveaway 15th December '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
Mini Rabbit Not Lost
For Ages
1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
No. of Copies
11
End Date
22nd Jan '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 10th December '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
The Night I Met Father Christmas
For Ages
8, 9, 10 & 11
No. of Copies
2
End Date
18th Dec '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 10th December '18

Book pages Distortion: Phobos series 2
Distortion: Phobos series 2
I read it (an adult)
Was it a page-turner? I was apprehensive that the second book might have lost the momentum that had started in Ascension but I needn’t have feared. It is as gripping as the first book in the trilogy – if not more.

Having read the synopsis, did the book meet my expectations? My expectations came from having loved Ascension. I must say that the synopsis is rather vague.

Did I like the ending? [no spoilers] What a cliff-hanger! Distortion ended with a twist that I didn’t see coming… and now I have to wait months to know what happens next. It’s torture!

Three words to describe it. Gripping. Romantic. Futuristic.

Will I be recommending this book? This series is phenomenal and I would highly recommend it to fans of this genre but not exclusively. I, for one, am an exception as this is out of my usual reading comfort zone.

Entered a Giveaway 20th November '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
The Restless Girls: A dazzling, feminist fairytale from the bestselling author of The Miniaturist
For Ages
8, 9, 10, 11 & 12
No. of Copies
11
End Date
20th Dec '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 1st November '18

Book pages Cold Fire: Shakespeare's Moon, Act II
Cold Fire: Shakespeare's Moon, Act II
I read it (an adult)
Was it a page-turner? Like the first novel in the Shakespeare’s Moon series, this is a quick read and the plot twists are added with great timing.

Having read the synopsis, did the book meet my expectations? Based on the synopsis, I would expected a closer retelling of the classic Shakespearean love story. Having read the first book in the series, however, the way that Cold Fire is developed makes perfect and coherent sense!

Did I like the ending? [no spoilers] We all know how the story of Romeo and Juliet ends so I was interested in finding out if this modern retelling of their love followed the same path. To avoid any spoilers, I’ll just have to say that I wasn’t disappointed!

Three words to describe it. Romantic. Modern. Insightful.

Do I like the cover? As a standalone cover, I might have preferred something different… involving acorns perhaps? I know this sounds weird but you’ll understand once you’ve read the book! As part of a series, it is a good matching cover for The Invisible Hand.

Will I be recommending this book? Like its predecessor, it is a good introduction to Shakespeare’s work. In addition to that, Cold Fire has a great message of self-acceptance that is fundamental for any child – or adult, come to think of it.