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 →

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Broken Things: A twisted mystery

Broken Things by Lauren Oliver is a very well-plotted mystery thriller which will take you by surprise. The writing is very well done, ensuring that the characters act their ages which helps the story make total sense. This is a refreshingly easy read, and one for thriller lovers to enjoy. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver... Continue Reading →

#WorkinPublishing: No Normal Routes

After talking to some people who I had never met before, never seen at the SYP or book events but who managed to get the jobs and internships that everybody was after, I came to the conclusion that we need to stop dismissing certain routes into publishing. Firstly, let's debunk what these are: The 'normal'... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: Dead End Q&A with Rachel Lynch

Book spotlight Dead End by Rachel Lynch Canelo Previous Books in the D.I. Kelly Porter series: Dark Game Deep Fear Genre: Crime/thriller Release Date: 8 October, 2018 My review: Dead End: Another stunner!  Here's my in-depth Q&A with Rachel Lynch: I felt that this book had an almost equal split between Kelly’s personal life and... 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 →

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 →

Agh it’s October already!

So, it's nearly Halloween, wahoo! September has been a fun, busy month for me. I went to Ibiza, got back in one piece, organised an editorial board meeting and took on some more responsibilities at work! To recap, this month, I have read and reviewed: The Hunger by Alma Katsu 5* The Corset by Laura... Continue Reading →

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