Outside: darkly fascinating

Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes is breathtakingly deep, heartbreaking and incredibly insightful. This darkly fascinating novel considers upbringing and how it effects children, as well as the relationship between parents and children. The elements of this book where learning and language are considered are truly thought-provoking, as it causes the reader to question what they... Continue Reading →

The Power: A clever portrayal of gender roles

The Power by Naomi Alderman is a creative, intelligent novel which I have enjoyed listening to via Audible. I found that the genuine reversal of gender roles blended well with the fantasy elements and made for a very compelling read. I found the characters interesting and multi-dimensional each with a well portrayed back story and... Continue Reading →

The Hunger: A chilling true story

The Hunger by Alma Katsu is an intelligent and eerily written portrayal of the true events of the Donner party as they attempted to make it to California in 1846. This book chilled me to the core; it was spooky and yet all too realistic, as the individual characters and storylines wove together and tore... Continue Reading →

VOX: What would you say with 100 words?

VOX by Christina Dalcher is an incredible, eerily realistic depiction of modern American society. I am terrified by the ideas in this book, not least because of the Marie Claire article, published in the week that I was reading it, about stay-at-home daughters and Christian extremism in America. But this is what made it such... Continue Reading →

Have you ever played two truths and a lie?

Intense! Gripping! Dramatic! Eerie! Thrilling! Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager is an insanely incredible book which I have absolutely adored reading. With a Pretty Little Liars (TV show) tone mingled with the eeriness of campfire ghost stories, this is genuinely one of my favourite books of all time! Keeping you guessing until the... Continue Reading →

Thirteen: Effing incredible!!

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh had the best possible premise: a serial killer on the jury for the murders he had committed. Told partly from his perspective and mostly from the lawyer, Eddie Flynn, Cavanagh has crafted a deeply twisted and dark narrative with some insanely creative characters, all of whom I loved reading. I even... Continue Reading →

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