#Crossfire by Malorie Blackman: what a wait!

Anybody who grew up reading the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman will know and understand how I felt going into Crossfire. I was nervous, excited and anxious all while anticipating what more she could have pulled out of this world and I have not been disappointed. I'm going to keep this review short... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: Disturbance by Marianne Kavanagh

"If you make a mistake when you're young, you can end up saddled with the wrong person for life" Blog Tour Disturbance Marianne Kavanagh 21st March 2019 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Blurb: You don't know what's going on in Sara's house... Or in her head. Sara is lonely. No one talks to her - not... Continue Reading →

Lily Alone: A tale of child neglect

Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson is an intriguing, fast-paced children's book which focuses on child neglect and the role of the mother and the eldest child within a family. While I would not recommend this as an audiobook, as Wilson's narrative is a whiny annoying voice which I didn't feel fit with the eponymous character's... Continue Reading →

Aaru: An adventurous world

Aaru by David Meredith is a unique creation which I enjoyed reading this week. The characters are well crafted and I cared about them all, who they were and what might happen to them. The story was gripping and really considered the effects of fame and 'big brother' on families and teenagers. This is not... Continue Reading →

The Cuckoo Wood: slow, but thrilling

The Cuckoo Wood by M. Sean Coleman is an intriguing, slow burning crime thriller with myth-busting elements. Dr. Alex Ripley leads the first in what I expect will be a successful series, which I feel makes the book unique within its genre and made me enjoy it more than reading from a detective's point of... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: Friend of the Family

Blog Tour Friend of the Family Tasmina Perry Purchase link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Friend-Family-invited-wants-ebook/dp/B077MPRJMX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537471493&sr=8-1&keywords=friend+of+the+family Friend of the Family by Tasmina Perry is a gripping domestic drama told from the voice of a successful woman in the city. This book exudes the same flair and charm as Perry's previous novels, with focus on the familial and friendship elements of the... Continue Reading →

A Review of Kiss Me Kill Me by James Carol

While I haven't read every single James Carol book, I have read a fair few and been extremely impressed. Carol has great imagination and also knows how people think, the way that we fall into patterns and repeat mistakes regardless of knowing how things have previously turned out. Kiss Me Kill Me was a quick,... Continue Reading →

Social Creature: A different kind of story

Reading Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton left me rather surprised. It was quite different to the more traditional gothic horror titles in the Bloomsbury Raven series, but very much confirmed for me that the gothic can be written in the modern day and in a city environment. The narrative is well-told with intriguing, self-absorbed characters who's... Continue Reading →

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