Harlech Castle

  Age: 733 (c. 1283 – but completed in 1289) Location:¬†Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales History: Harlech Castle is renowned for its spectacular location on a rocky crag, overlooking the sea and framed by the mountains of Snowdonia. It was built by Edward I during his invasion of Wales between 1282 and 1289 at the substantial cost…

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Book Review

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses Author: Sarah J. Maas Published: 5th May 2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Genre: Fantasy, Romance Pages: 423 Format: E-Book Rating: ***** (5 Stars) About: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a…

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting – Book Review

  Title: The Pledge Author: Kimberly Derting Published: 15th November 2011 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Dystopia Pages: 323 Format: E-Book Rating ***** (5 Stars)   About: Seventeen-year-old Charlaina knows she has exceptional but perilous powers. In the far future, in a land controlled by an aged and ruthless queen, the classes are…

The Lady in the Tower by Marie-Louise Jensen-Book Review.

Title: The Lady in the Tower Author: Marie-Louise Jensen Published: 1st January 2009 Publisher: Oxford University Press Genre: History, Romance Pages: 336 Format: E-Book Rating: ***** (5/5 Stars) About: Spring 1540. Eleanor’s mother is imprisoned in the Lady Tower after a terrible accusation. For four years Eleanor’s only comfort has been their secret notes to…