Golden State: what truths would you keep hidden?

Welcome to the Golden State by Ben H. Winters, where you are legally only allowed to tell the truth, or the speculators will find you out. Golden State is dystopian fiction, akin to Orwell's 1984 in its format and the bleak landscape. It is an interesting kind of world to imagine yourself being a part... Continue Reading →

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 →

Nine Perfect Strangers: A Review

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty is a confusing book incorporating many different characters in a confined space with a word limit. Moriarty had some good plot lines within the text, and I found most of it interesting enough to continue, but somehow this book misses the gel which should bind story lines and characters... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: Tubing by K.A. McKeagney

Book spotlight Title: Tubing Author: K.A. McKeagney Publisher: RedDoor Publishing Publication date: 31 May, 2018 Tubing by K.A. McKeagney is a well-plotted, intense novel focused on sexuality and society. I sped through this novel at lightning-speed to discover what was really going on and why. I thought that McKeagney did an excellent job of describing... 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 →

Now You See: A Review

Now You See by Max Manning is an interesting crime thriller which offers a unique way of telling a DCI thriller. I really enjoyed it because of the varying perspectives, including that of the killer and the victims. This book sets a high standard for the DCI Dan Fenton series. Now You See by Max... Continue Reading →

If He Wakes: A perfect story

While no book, story or author is ever really perfect, there are some books which certainly hit the nail on the head and come pretty close! If He Wakes by Zoe Lea is one of these books. With only 225 pages, this story is action-packed without being confusing, heart-wrenching and very current. I am part... Continue Reading →

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