The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A striking refugee journey

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is a beautiful, emotional tale of the journey a married couple take from Syria to England after losing everything in the war. The writing in this book is effortless and poignant; I felt like I was in the story and feeling what they were feeling. I love how... Continue Reading →

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Pet Sematary: an audio and visual horror nightmare come true

Pet Sematary by Stephen King is an excellent book, audio book and film. Having first read it years ago, re-reading on audible and watching the new 2019 movie has been an excellent experience. I really enjoyed both; it is atmospheric, creepy and jumpy as hell. I thought that the audible narrator was incredible, and the... Continue Reading →

Americanah: An excellent cultural narrative

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie provides a voice for those young adults who have come from African countries to study in any country dominated by Western culture. I absolutely loved the main character, Ifemelu, her views on life in America and the ways she utilises her experiences to feed back to people in the same... Continue Reading →

Blood for Blood: A 5* slaughtering

Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman is an incredibly deep, gripping, intelligent and grotesque serial killer thriller. With a likeable, yet non-typical female main character, Selman took me on a thrilling journey which has taught me a lot about special forces and many elements of criminal profiling. Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman is out... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: Bitter Edge by Rachel Lynch

Blog Tour Bitter Edge Rachel Lynch 25th February 2019 Publisher: Canelo Previous titles: Dark Game, Deep Fear, Dead End Blurb: DI Kelly Porter is back, but so is an old foe and this time he won’t back down... When a teenage girl flings herself off a cliff in pursuit of a gruesome death, DI Kelly... Continue Reading →

The Last: Dystopian fiction at its best

The Last by Hanna Jameson is an exciting, mysterious, at times bleak, but overall compelling dystopian novel which addresses how people would deal with being the last people on earth after nuclear destruction. Told from the perspective of an actionable narrator, this book has left me wanting so much more from Jameson. This could be... Continue Reading →

The Flower Girls: Dark and mesmerising

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts is a dark, twisted mystery novel which will shock and mesmerise you. The characters are so deeply interconnected and I felt that their treatment was accurate, even though it will make some readers uncomfortable. The plot is one which takes you on a stop-start journey, building the tension slowly... Continue Reading →

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