The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien ★★★★

I have always been keen to read something by Tolkien and finally thought it was about time. I had heard that The Hobbit was a great place to start with Tolkien's work and it certainly was; this novel gives an introduction to the magical world of Middle-earth and in it we meet Bilbo Baggins the … Continue reading The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien ★★★★

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness ★★★★

The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first book in a dystopian, young adult trilogy, centring around protagonist Todd. It is extremely fast-paced and gritty, while also dealing with important social issues. In Prentisstown, a town full of men, everyone can hear each other’s thoughts. This constant ‘Noise’ was caused by a virus released … Continue reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness ★★★★