Lanterns and Hardbacks

The reviews and musings of a twenty-something bibliophile



Eric by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #9)

5 stars Terry Pratchett is one of my all-time favourite authors and his death earlier this year [this was first published on goodreads in 2015] really saddened me, but I'm definitely not one to put him on a pedestal. I... Continue Reading →


Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

5 stars I could talk all day about why this book was so wonderful, but I’ll do my best to condense it at least a little bit. One of my favourite things about this novel is the writing style Susanna... Continue Reading →

Magic Kingdom for Sale – SOLD! by Terry Brooks

4 stars Spoilers have been written in white text which can be read by highlighting the relevant passage. Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD! tells the story of lawyer Ben Holiday who decides to buy a magic kingdom. Coming into this... Continue Reading →

Worm Winds of Zanzibar by Martin Dukes (The Alex Trueman Chronicles #2)

5 stars Worm Winds of Zanzibar is the second book in the series following Alex Trueman and his friends. The first book in this series - Caught in a Moment - was fun, had some good characters and an interesting premise. This book, however,... Continue Reading →

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

4 stars Tiger Lily is a prequel and reworking of the well-known Peter Pan story. Told from the perspective of Tinkerbell, it follows Tiger Lily, the princess of the native tribe in Neverland. This book ended up being so much... Continue Reading →

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