February has been and gone; March has more to come

In February, I focused on broadening my horizons, especially after a disappointing first read. I explored historic witchcraft with The Familiars and The Glass Woman, listened to the audio version of My Absolute Darling and started reading Nigerian fiction with My Sister, The Serial Killer. Twisted - 2*, The Silent Patient 4*, The Familiars 5*,... 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 Familiars: charming and magical

The Familiars by Stacey Hall is a charming tale of female friendship, pregnancy, betrayal and witchcraft. With a light magical undertone, this book reads like a historical mystery set in my home county of Lancashire. I found this story easy to get into and impossible to put down. The Familiars by Stacey Halls is out... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: The Glass Woman

Blog Tour The Glass Woman Caroline Lea 7 February, 2019 Publisher: Michael Joseph Books Blurb: 1686, Iceland. A wild, isolated landscape that can swallow a man without so much as a volcanic gasp, where superstitious Icelanders are haunted by all-too-recent memories of witch trials. Rósa is leaving her home in Skalholt. Betrothed unexpectedly to the... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: My Name Is Anna

My Name Is Anna Lizzy Barber 10th January 2019 Publisher: Century & Arrow at Cornerstone Pre-order/get the ebook now! Guest post Lizzy Barber on writing satisfactory endings… As soon as I started writing My Name Is Anna, I knew two things: how it was going to begin, and how it was going to end. The... 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 →

2018 Round-up!

I genuinely cannot believe how quick 2018 seems to have gone. Then I look back at all that has happened to me and it seems like forever ago that I was in a job I hated, living in a shared house, not knowing much at all about the industry I wanted to enter into. Flash... Continue Reading →

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