Hannibal Book Series, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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ALOHA fellow bookworms💛 I’m back again with a Hannibal review and this time I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the series as a whole.

I not long along finished all 4 Thomas Harris novels in the space of a month, I’ve reviewed each individual novel (links below) and this is my review of the series: 5 out of 5 stars.

These books are incredible. The writing, how it surrounds you, makes you feel as though you are in the novel, alongside the characters, how each character is introduced and then interwoven.

Thomas Harris’s writing is immersive. You feel surrounded by the novel, as the chapters play out in front of you, you feel as though you’re with Starling as she visits Dr Lecter, or you’re with Will Graham as he enters the victim’s homes.

Reviews can be read here:

Hannibal Rising, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS]

Red Dragon, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS]

The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS].

Hannibal, Thomas – A Review. [SPOILERS]

I will definitely be re-reading these in the future! Have you read Thomas Harris’s novels? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

Em xx

Hannibal, Thomas – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello my lovely bookworms! I am BAAAACK and with a review of my 4th book in May, which also marks the end of me finishing the Hannibal series!

Overall rating – 5 out of 5 stars. 

This was my first time reading this and I was certainly not disappointed, Harris’s writing is incredible. Some of the scenes (particularly where Mason is describing what he’s going to do to Lecter) were like watching it being played out it was that vivid…

Moving between the US where our much loved character Clarice Starling is facing difficulties in the FBI, to Florence where we meet Dr Lecter posing as Dr Fell, Pazzi and his wife, to Mason and Margot in the US – every character is beautifully woven into the story. 

Harris’s writing makes you feel as though you are inside the novel, with writing so vivid you can almost hear the squeal of the pigs.

And the ending, WOW. I knew up to about halfway through what happened, so after that I was completely clueless and I was SHOOK. Thomas Harris did it again with another absolutely incredible novel.

Have you read Hannibal? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

E xx


A full review of the Mistborn book series.

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I promise, I am soon going to start something else (have probably already started it actually, I find it VERY easy to devour Dan Brown books in literally a day or two) but here is my review of the ENTIRE Mistborn book series. 

Rating on the whole 8 / 10.

The series on a whole is incredibly well written, Sanderson’s writing is detailed and sets the scene perfectly. Nothing was left unexplained at the end of the series. Saying that, you would have to read the whole series to understand what was going on.

I did find the first two books to be better than the third, as you can see from my review on it, but for me, everything came together and made sense, which is so important! Because of that, I highly rate the books.

There are others that Sanderson has written, that I’m excited to delve into and start reading, as I do enjoy his writing style and the depth he goes to with his writing.

If you want a book series to get far too emotionally invested into (I cried at the end), one that will make you root for the main characters, feel like you know them, but also keep you guessing right till the end, then this is for you!

Have you read the Mistborn book series? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! And, if you want to check out my individual reviews you can do via the links below, also pls feel free to comment and interact with those reviews too! 🙂 

Until next time,

Em Xx

The Well of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Aloha!!! (That’s become my favourite way of saying Hello after went to Disney soz)

I have completed Mistborn Book 2 – The Well of Ascension. WOOP.

And, well, wow. I suprised myself really with this book, I really enjoyed it from the second I picked it up but for some reason about 200 pages from the end I stopped reading for a couple of weeks, which now I’ve finished it, I wish I hadn’t stopped reading.

It was brilliant. From start to finish the whole book was a thousand times better than the first one. Because the scene was already set this book delved so much more into the journey that the empire undergoes.

There were a few different strands of the story, that all came together beautifully, with The Well of Ascension there was nothing, that I felt, was left unexplained.

There were a few shocks along the way, one that actually made me out loud say “I didn’t see that coming” and another that I’m hoping they’ll explore further in the next book.

I found The Well of Ascension to be a truly exciting, epic adventure and I can’t wait to start on book 3!

Till next time,

Em X