Top 5 Wednesday: Gateway Books to Fave Genres.

 Top 5 Wednesday is a meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. Here’s the link to the Goodreads group.

I won’t be partaking every Wednesday – if I try to blog on a particular day each week, I always end up losing interest – but I thought it would be a fun meme to dip in and out of.


I’ve been a bit naughty as the following aren’t really I’d consider genres, but I’m just not a big fan of genre books. I consider my favourite books to be so special, and compartmentalising them this way takes away from their uniqueness for me. It feels like an insult to categorise them and lump them in a genre with a load of books that aren’t in the same league.

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Book Review: ‘Smoke’ by Dan Vyleta.

I received this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is no way affects my opinion of the book. Quotes in the following review may differ slightly from the final published version of the book.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Dickens wrote YA? Me neither, but that’s essentially what you get with Smoke.

Vyleta draws us in to his dark Victorian setting with a sinister opening scene at a boys’ boarding school. Julius, our seemingly perfect prefect, takes the role of Grand Inquisitor, questioning his fellow students until their bodies begin to physically smoke.

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