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 →

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The Rules of Seeing: fall in love with a book

The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap is a beautifully told romantic, mature coming-of-age story with a touch of darkness and thrill. I was helplessly swept away by this novel, finishing it in less than 24 hours, needing to know how Nova and Kate were going to end up and how they would fight through... Continue Reading →

One Little Lie…

... and reasons having too many points of view can ruin a book. One Little Lie by Sam Carrington is a thriller with so much potential based on its plot. Unfortunately, it fell a bit short for me as there were too many perspectives to keep up with, making the narrative lag as I waited... Continue Reading →

Resin: A disturbing tale…

I feel like Resin by Ane Riel would have been an old wives' tale back in the day. It would have served as a cautionary tale about coveting too many things and never having enough; it would have been told to prevent gluttony and hoarding. Resin is a dark, atmospheric story which sits alongside the... Continue Reading →

The House on Half Moon Street

... It's got such a long title, I decided that would be the name of the review! The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve is an interesting, dark and modern Gothic tale set in the Victorian era, which sounds highly contradictory. It is modern in one glaring way: the main character is transgender.... Continue Reading →

Dear Publishing Graduates…

I am writing to you to let you know how the next year of your life could be. I also want you to know that just because you haven't got onto the Penguin scheme, or an internship with Hachette, that there are other ways to integrate yourself into the book world, while working in similar... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: Sleeper 13 on Friday 13th

Blog Tour Book: Sleeper 13 Author: Rob Sinclair Publisher: Orion Books Publication date: 1 March, 2018 Cover: Blurb: As a child he was smuggled to the Middle East from his London home, to be trained as one of the most elite insurgent soldiers of his generation. For years he was forced to do things no... Continue Reading →

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