A – M of My Book Reviews.


My I Love Books A-Z of my Book Reviews on my blog. While I was up in Edinburgh my  wise owl of a brother suggested that it would be a good idea to have an awesome A – Z list.  Yes this is a terrific idea, but it’s taken me ages to compile! Thanks Donald!!! Siblings huh! Only kidding, I appreciate your input. To date I’ve done 125 reviews, (I’m losing count,) if you include my Goodreads reviews too. Well, I never, somehow I didn’t realise that I’d written that many. Maybe I have a twin who has written reviews too?  Gosh, she’s been busy. I  feel quite faint. My twin is hyper, or maybe she has a special magic wand to conjure up reviews. Pass me the smelling salts. I should have done an A-Z right at the beginning, that twin of mine is hyperactive, but she isn’t very organised! Ack.

So my wise old owl tip for new bloggers is don’t delay, do an A-Z of your reviews right at the beginning, it saves you a lot of time and hassle in the long run…..

Do to the ever-growing number of reviews…. I have now split the list into two sections authors surnames: A – M, which you’ll find in this blog post, and an N-Z.

The N- Z List can now be found here: Reviews N – Z

Some of the reviews featured below I wrote a long time ago when this blogging/reviewing lark was new to me and some I’ve written not too long ago. There are a range of genres to choose from, broadly ranging from YA, to Historical Fiction, Crime, Asian Literature, Paranormal, Magic, Literary Fiction, and Science Fiction.

The list includes my rating, from 3 to 5 stars –  please bear in mind that I don’t read and rate books that I don’t enjoy – Life is too short for that!  So please don’t bombard me with requests to do reviews. I just tend to choose what I want to read, I’m a bit of a fussy old owl that way. Unless you’re willing to pay me a ton of money then I would be more than happy to oblige! As well as this I’ve added type of genre, star rating, etc…

At the end of the list there are a few special interest books too.

Also I’m on Goodreads. There you will find books that I’ve rated/reviewed some of which do not feature  on this blog, yet, so do take a look at my Goodreads account too: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/20419289-marje-mallon

Please do let me know if any of the links don’t work, …..

My Reviews On Kyrosmagica:

Annette Rochelle Aben. A Haiku Perspective. 4.5 stars. Genre: Poetry https://mjmallon.com/2018/05/24/book-review-a-haiku-perspective-2018-annette-rochelle-aben/

Dan Alatorre. The Box Under The Bed Anthology. Genre: Horror/Scary. 4 stars. https://mjmallon.com/2017/12/09/my-abrsc-review-of-the-box-under-the-bed-anthology/

Dan Alatorre. Rogue Elements Book 2 The Gamma Sequence Genre: Medical Thriller. 5 stars. : https://mjmallon.com/2019/11/23/review-rogue-elements-book-2-the-gamma-sequence-by-dan-alatorre/

Dan Alatorre. Dark Visions Anthology. 5 stars. Genre: Horror/Ghost stories.https://mjmallon.com/2018/10/15/bookreview-of-horror-anthology-dark-visions-compiled-and-edited-by-dan-alatorre/

Isabel Allende. Daughter of Fortune. 4.5 stars. Genre: Historical Fiction.  https://mjmallon.com/2014/06/09/my-review-of-daughter-of-fortune-by-isabel-allende/

Richard. M Ankers. The Eternals. 4 stars. Genre: Romance, Adventure, Fiction. https://mjmallon.com/2016/08/19/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-eternals-by-richard-m-ankers/

Jay Asher. Thirteen Reasons Why. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Realistic Fiction, Teen, Fiction. https://mjmallon.com/2017/07/22/my-review-of-thirteen-reasons-why/

Sarah Ayoub. The Yearbook Commitee. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance. The Yearbook Committee

Judith Barrow. Living In The Shadows. 4 stars. Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2016/02/11/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-living-in-the-shadows/

Alex Bell. Frozen Charlotte. 4.5 stars. Genre: Horror, YA, Paranormal. Read in the #redeyereadalong by Stripes Publishing in October 2015: https://mjmallon.com/2015/10/05/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-frozen-charlotte-by-alex-bell/

Ritu Bhathal. Poetic Rituals. 4 stars. Genre: Poetry. https://mjmallon.com/2017/10/26/my-review-of-poetic-rituals-by-ritu-bhathal/

Ritu Bhathal. Marriage Unarranged. 5 stars. Genre: Romance, Cultural. https://mjmallon.com/2020/02/09/book-review-marriage-unarranged-ritu-bhathal-arc-review/

Tom Becker. Dark Room. 4.5 stars. Genre: Horror, YA. Read in the #redeyereadalong by Stripes Publishing in October 2015: https://mjmallon.com/2015/10/29/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-dark-room-by-tom-becker/

Robin Benway. Emmy & Oliver. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2016/05/10/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-emmy-oliver/

Sacha Black. 13 Steps to Evil – How to Craft Superbad Villains. 5 stars. Genre: Writing Resource. https://mjmallon.com/2017/06/01/my-review-of-13-steps-to-evil-how-to-craft-superbad-villians-by-sacha-black/

Sacha De Black. Keepers. 4.5 stars. Genre: YA, Fantasy. https://mjmallon.com/2018/04/30/ya-fantasy-book-review-keepers-by-sacha-de-black/

Martha Brockenbrough. The Game of Love and Death. 4.5 stars. Genre: Historical Fiction. YA. Fantasy. Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2016/03/13/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-game-of-love-and-death/

Jessie Burton. The Miniaturist. 4 stars. Genre: Historical Fiction.  https://mjmallon.com/2015/01/12/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-miniaturist-by-jessie-burton/

Jackie Carreira. Sleeping Through War. 5 stars. Genre: Literary FictionL https://mjmallon.com/2020/07/27/book-review-sleeping-through-war-by-jackie-carreira-literary-fiction-historical-womens/

Jackie Carreira. The Seventh Train. 5 stars. Genre: Literary Fiction. https://mjmallon.com/2020/08/15/book-review-the-seventh-train-by-jackie-carriera-book-review/

Gail Carriger. Soulless. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, steampunk, historical fiction, Werewolf, Vampire, Mystery.  https://mjmallon.com/2016/10/18/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-soulless-by-gail-carriger/

Lizzie Chantree. Ninja School Mum. 4 stars. Genre: Romance, Chick Lit. https://mjmallon.com/2018/01/07/abrsc-review-of-ninja-school-mum/

Lizzie Chantree. If You Love Me I’m Yours. 4.5 stars. Genre: Romance. Chick Lit.  https://mjmallon.com/2018/07/05/blog-tour-and-review-if-you-love-me-im-yours-lizzie-chantree-rrbc-abrsc/

Lizzie Chantre. Networking For Writers. 5 stars. Genre: Non fiction, Networking, Marketing https://mjmallon.com/2020/11/08/networking-for-writers-by-lizzie-chantree-book-review-nonfiction-networking-writers/

Lizzie Chantree. Ssh. It’s our secret. 5 stars. Genre: Romance


Lizzie Chantree. Little Ice Cream Shop by The Sea. Genre: Romance. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3860775073/

Colleen Chesebro. The Heart Stone Chronicles. The Swamp Fairy. 5 stars. Genre: Magical, Fairies, Adventure, YA, Middle Grade. https://mjmallon.com/2017/01/15/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-heart-stone-chronicles-book-1-the-swamp-fairy-by-colleen-chesebro/

Colleen Chesebro: Fairies, Myths and Magic: A Summer Celebration: 5 stars. Genre: Magical., Fairies, Myths, short stories, poetry: https://mjmallon.com/2018/06/26/abrsc-review-fairies-myths-magic-a-summer-celebration-colleen-chesebro/

Simon Cheshire. Flesh and Blood. 3.75 stars. Genre: YA, Horror. Read in the #redeyereadalong by Stripes Publishing in October 2015. https://mjmallon.com/2015/10/16/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-flesh-and-blood-by-simon-cheshire/

Simon P. Clark. Not Yet Dark. 5 stars: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal. https://mjmallon.com/2017/10/13/bookreview-not-yet-dark-by-simon-p-clark/

Cat Clarke. The Lost and The Found. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery. https://mjmallon.com/2015/09/08/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-lost-and-the-found-cat-Clarke/

Mari Collier. Earthbound. 5 stars. Genre: Scifi, Western. https://mjmallon.com/2022/02/26/mjs-book-reviews-earthbound-chronicles-of-the-maca-1/

Jim Crace. Harvest. 4 stars. Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction. https://mjmallon.com/2014/05/26/my-review-of-harvest-by-jim-crace/

James J Cudney. Academic Curveball. 4 stars. Genre: Murder Mystery http://mjmallon.com/2020/03/08/book-review-academic-curveball-by-james-j-cudney-murder-mystery/

James J Cudney: Watching Glass Shatter. 5 stars. Genre: Mystery, Drama, Family.  (Perceptions of Glass #1) #Book #Review #Mystery #Fiction: https://mjmallon.com/2020/09/10/book-review-watching-glass-shatter-by-james-cudney-perceptions-of-glass-1-book-review-mystery-fiction/

James Cudney Didi Oviatt: Weathering Old Souls. 5 stars. Genre: Metaphysical, Mystery. https://mjmallon.com/2021/05/18/may-18-weathering-old-souls-jamescudney4-didi_oviatt-nextchapterpub-review-giveaway-blogtour-metaphysical-spiritual-historical-fiction/

James J Cudney: Father Figure. 5 stars. Genre: Family, Drama


Graeme Cumming. Ravens Gathering. 4 stars. Genre: Thriller, Mystery.https://mjmallon.com/2016/04/21/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-ravens-gathering/

Richard Dee. Andorra Pett and The Ooort Cloud Cafe. 5 stars Genre: Sci Fi https://mjmallon.com/2019/03/30/bookreview-andorra-pett-and-the-oort-cloud-cafe-mystery-scifi/

Richard Dee. The Lost Princess #sci-fi #novella #prequel 5 stars.  Genre: Sci-Fi:  https://mjmallon.com/2019/06/29/the-lost-princess-richard-dee-arc-bookreview-indieauthor-betaread/

Richard Dee. The Sensaurum and The Lexis. 5 stars. Genre: Steampunk. https://mjmallon.com/2021/05/20/book-review-the-sensaurum-and-the-lexis-by-richard-dee-richarddockett1-book-review-steampunk/

Richard Dee. The Sky’m #fantasy Genre: Fantasy 5 stars https://mjmallon.com/2021/08/14/the-skym-by-richarddockett1-fantasy-book-review-recommended-read/

Richard Dee. The hitman and The Thief. Genre: Sci Fi Adventure Murder 5 stars https://mjmallon.com/2020/10/07/book-review-the-hitman-and-the-thief-by-richard-dee-mystery-sci-fi-adventure-murder-fiction-book-5star-review/

Richard Dee. We Are Saul. Genre: Scifi 5 stars.


Jane Dougherty. Abomination. 4 stars: Genre: Post-Apocalyptic YA. https://mjmallon.com/2016/11/05/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-abomination-by-jane-dougherty/

Camilla Downs. Words of Alchemy. 5 stars. Genre: Poetry https://mjmallon.com/2020/05/08/book-review-words-of-alchemy-by-camilla-downs-freeverse-poetry-nature-family-relationships-love/

Kat Ellis. Blackfin Sky. 3.75 stars. Genre: YA, Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal. https://mjmallon.com/2015/09/05/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-blackfin-sky-by-kat-ellis/

Tan Twan Eng. The Gift Of Rain. 5 stars. Genre: Historical Fiction/Asian Literature. https://mjmallon.com/2015/04/13/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-gift-of-rain-by-tan-twan-eng/

Anne Frank. The Diary of A Young Girl. 4 stars. Genre: Non-Fiction, History, WW2, Holocaust, Autobiography. https://mjmallon.com/2014/09/09/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-anne-franks-diary/

Robert Galbraith, J.K. RowlingThe Cuckoo’s Calling. Cormoran Strike #1.   4 stars. Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Crime. https://mjmallon.com/2014/05/11/my-review-of-the-cuckoos-calling/

Sally Green. Half Bad. 3.75 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Paranormal, Witches.  https://mjmallon.com/2014/07/15/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-half-bad-by-sally-green/

Eric Halpenny. Conflict. 4.5 stars. Genre: Historical Fiction. Short Story. WW1: https://mjmallon.com/2018/06/17/rrbc-rwisa-review-conflict-by-eric-halpenny/

Jenny Han. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. 5 Stars. Genre: Contemporary, YA, Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2014/08/18/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before/

Pauline C Harris. Puppet. 3 stars. Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling. https://mjmallon.com/2014/10/24/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-puppet-by-pauline-c-harris/

Matt Haig. Echo Boy. The latter part of this review contains spoilersBE WARNED!!!! 4.75 stars. Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopia. https://mjmallon.com/2014/05/21/my-review-of-matt-haigs-echo-boy-for-net-galley-2/

Ruth Hatfield. The Book of Storms Trilogy, Book 1: The Book of Storms. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade. https://mjmallon.com/2014/11/10/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-book-of-storms-by-ruth-hatfield/

Ruth Hatfield. The Book of Storms Trilogy, Book 2: The Colour of Darkness. Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade. https://mjmallon.com/2017/01/05/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-colour-of-darkness-by-ruth-hatfield/

Ruth Hatfield. The Book of Storms Trilogy, Book 3: The Book of Shadows: Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade. https://mjmallon.com/2017/01/07/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-book-of-shadows-by-ruth-hatfield/

Rachel Hawkins. Rebel Belle. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2014/07/24/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-rebel-belle-by-rachel-Hawkins/

Emma Healey. Elizabeth is Missing. 4 stars. Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Memory Loss, Aging:  https://mjmallon.com/2015/07/24/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-elizabeth-is-missing-by-emma-healey/

Ronovan Hester. P. S. Bartlett. Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling. 4.5 stars. Genre: Historical Fiction, Pirate. https://mjmallon.com/2016/06/04/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-amber-wakes/

Joe Hill. Horns. 4.5 stars. Genre: Horror, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller. https://mjmallon.com/2016/11/12/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-horns-by-joe-hill/

Linda G. Hill 4 stars. Genre: Paranormal Romance https://mjmallon.com/2020/08/25/kyrosmagica-book-reviews-the-magicians-curse-by-linda-g-hill-paranormal-romance/

Colleen Hoover. Maybe Someday. 4.5 stars. Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary. https://mjmallon.com/2015/03/11/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-maybe-someday-by-colleen-hoover/

Anthony Horowitz. The House of Silk. A Sherlock Holmes Novel. 4.5 stars. Genre: Mystery, Crime, Fiction, Detective. https://mjmallon.com/2015/02/09/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-house-of-silk-by-anthony-horowitz/

Katie Hutton The Gypsy Bride. 5 stars. Genre: Historical Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2020/09/29/book-review-the-gypsy-bride-by-katie-hutton/

Kazuo Ishiguro. The Buried Giant. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction. https://mjmallon.com/2015/05/11/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-buried-giant-by-kazuo-ishiguro/

Jonas Jonasson. The Hundred Year Old Man That Climbed Out Of A Window And Disappeared. 5 Stars. Genre: Fiction, Humour, Contemporary, Scandinavian Literature. https://mjmallon.com/2016/01/19/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-hundred-year-old-man-who-climbed-out-of-the-window-and-disappeared/

Helen Jones. Oak and Mist, Book 1 in The Ambeth Chronicles. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA. https://mjmallon.com/2016/05/23/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-oak-and-mist/

Maureen Johnson. The Name of The Star. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Mystery, Paranormal. https://mjmallon.com/2015/04/14/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-name-of-the-star-by-maureen-Johnson/

Hiromi Kawakami. Strange Weather in Toyko. 5 stars. Genre: Asian, Japanese Literature.https://mjmallon.com/2014/06/07/review-of-strange-weather-in-tokyo-hiromi-kawakami/

Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner. These Broken Stars. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Romance. https://mjmallon.com/2015/02/21/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-these-broken-stars-by-amie-kaufman-and-meagan-spooner/

Stephen King. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. 4.5 stars. Genre: Horror, Short Stories, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy, etc… https://mjmallon.com/2015/12/22/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-bazaar-of-bad-dreams-by-stephen-king/

Stephen King. Revival. 4 stars. Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery. https://mjmallon.com/2016/07/31/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-stephen-kings-revival/

Mary Kubica. A Good Girl. 3.75 stars. Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller. https://mjmallon.com/2014/08/15/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-a-good-girl-by-mary-kubica/

Jay Kristoff. Nevernight. 5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA https://mjmallon.com/2018/03/03/review-of-nevernight-by-jay-kristoff/

Jay Kristoff. Godsgrave. 5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA (but recommend older readers due to the sexual and violence content.) New Adult. https://mjmallon.com/2018/08/18/bookreview-godsgrave-the-nevernight-chronicle-2-jay-kristoff/

Vanessa LaFaye. Summertime. 5 stars. Genre : Historical Fiction. https://mjmallon.com/2015/02/28/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-summertime-by-vanessa-lafaye/

Geoff LePard. Dead Flies And Sherry Trifle. Genre: Humour, Coming of Age Story. https://mjmallon.com/2016/08/05/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-dead-flies-and-sherry-trifle/

E Lockhart. We were Liars.  4.5 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery. https://mjmallon.com/2015/03/15/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-we-were-liars-by-e-lockhart/

Tahereh Mafi. Shatter Me. 3.75 stars. Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopia. https://mjmallon.com/2014/05/22/review-of-shatter-me-by-tahereh-mafi/

Graham Marks. Bad Bones. 3 stars. Genre: YA, Horror.Read in the #redeyereadalong by Stripes Publishing October 2015. https://mjmallon.com/2015/10/24/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-bad-bones-by-graham-marks/

Marcia Meara. Swamp Ghosts. 4 stars. Genre: Romance, Mystery, Thriller. https://mjmallon.com/2014/07/04/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-swamp-ghosts-by-marcia-meara/

William Meikle. The Exiled. 4 stars. Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Mystery. https://mjmallon.com/2014/06/12/review-of-the-exiled-by-william-meikle/

Madeline Miller. The Song Of Achilles. 5 stars. Genre: Historical Fiction, Mythology. https://mjmallon.com/2015/05/16/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-song-of-achilles-by-madeline-miller/

Eimear McBride. A Girl is A Half Formed Thing.  3 stars. Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Irish Literature. https://mjmallon.com/2014/11/24/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-a-girl-is-a-half-formed-thing-by-eimear-McBride/

Charli Mills, Sarah Brentyn and others.  4.5 stars. Genre: Flash Fiction Anthology. The Congress of Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. 1 (Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology: https://mjmallon.com/2018/06/09/abrsc-review-the-congress-of-rough-writers-flash-fiction-anthology-vol-1-congress-of-the-rough-writers-flash-fiction-anthology/

David Mitchell. The Bone Clocks. 4.5 stars. Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Literary Fiction. https://mjmallon.com/2014/12/08/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-bone-clocks-by-david-Mitchell/

Lou Morgan. Sleepless. 4 stars. Read in the #redeyereadalong by Stripes Publishing October 2015. Genre: YA, Horror. https://mjmallon.com/2015/10/09/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-sleepless-by-lou-morgan/

Jojo Moyes. Me Before You. 4.5 Stars. Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary/Chick Lit: https://mjmallon.com/2016/02/28/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-me-before-you-by-jojo-moyes/

Hope you find this long list useful.

My Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/20419289-marje-mallon

Bye for now, I’m chilling out, feeling on top of the world!! Snooze time…..


Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx

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  1. Wow that’s a lot of reviews! So far I only have 2 book reviews up on my blog lol My hope is to do a review at least once every month. I’m going slow and steady, but one day I hope to have a list as long as yours 🙂 Awesome post!

    1. Yes, to be honest I had a bit of shock when I realised how many I’d written! I’ve slowed down now, as I need to concentrate on my own writing, reviews are still going to happen but not quite so regularly. Thanks so much for your encouraging comment. 🙂

    1. Yes, I’m feeling a bit faint, think I have to lie down! I reckon I’m due a blogging break soon….. But knowing me I’ll just write instead! Which is fine as I need to… finish a few writing projects. 🙂

  2. Look at all of these wonderful reviews! I love reading books like you and it’s great that you review them here as well as organizing them so well! 🙂

      1. Oh yes, Marje, I understand! Some days I just want to read and there’s limited time.. let’s go on a reading vacation, you and I!! 😉

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