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 →

Tell The Machine Goodnight: A review

I have recently listened to a few audiobooks, including Tell The Machine Goodnight by Katie Williams, which has been one of my favourites. While the narrators can be a bit irritating at times, especially if you're not used to quite thick American accents, they are bang on with their enunciation and their tone of voice.... 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 →

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