The Invisible Library

Author: Genevieve Cogman | Publisher: Pan Macmillan OMG did I love this book! I stayed up reading it last night until I genuinely could not keep my eyes open any longer. Could not put it down. I’ve been hearing about The Invisible Library series for a while, and I really can’t remember now why I…

Happy anniversary to me! And It’s Competition Time!

It’s my 6 month blog-iversary! There’s a giveaway competition at the end of the post – so don’t go away… I started Mim Inkling 6 months ago this month, which feels huge for me. It’s been such an incredible few months. I’d never done anything like this before, and I feel like I’ve learned a…

Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London

Author: Jas Obrecht | Publisher: University of North Carolina Press From the cover and spiel for Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London, September1966 – June 1967 I was expecting something akin to a coffee table book. Stone Free is actually, first and foremost, a biography. Though the photographs are fantastic. You could be forgiven for…

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton | Publisher: Pan Macmillan I was in Waterstones the other day, just browsing (very dangerous), when I came across Y is for Yesterday. I’m a huge fan of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series, so I’m not sure how I missed it… But anyway, there it was, and right there on the front it…

Drink Me: Curious Cocktails From Wonderland

Author: Nick Perry & Paul Kosser | Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point Great adventures often start with a drink—including Alice’s expedition down the rabbit hole, which began with a sip of a curiously labelled tipple. Drink Me invites you to do the same; learn how to mix 20 cocktails that will fill you…

City of Stairs

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett | Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books In the city of stairs, nothing is as it seems. You’ve got to be careful when you’re chasing a murderer through Bulikov, for the world is not as it should be in that city. When the gods were destroyed and all worship of them banned by…

Circe

Author: Madeline Miller | Publisher: Bloomsbury In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover…

Onyx and Ivory [Book Review]

Author: Mindee Arnett | Publisher: Harper Collins They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Cast out of the nobility, Kate now works for the royal courier service. Only the most skilled ride for the Relay and only the…

Why Mummy Swears

Author: Gill Simms | Publisher: Harper Collins It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to…

The Night Circus [Book Review]

Author: Erin Morgenstern | Publisher: Vintage Books THE CIRCUS ARRIVES WITHOUT WARNING NO ANNOUNCEMENTS PRECEDE IT… IT IS SIMPLY THERE, WHEN YESTERDAY IT WAS NOT Hold for a bold claim: This is easily the best book I’ve read this year. Easily. It’s a masterpiece. I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I picked…