#Crossfire by Malorie Blackman: what a wait!

Anybody who grew up reading the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman will know and understand how I felt going into Crossfire. I was nervous, excited and anxious all while anticipating what more she could have pulled out of this world and I have not been disappointed. I'm going to keep this review short... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Hunger: A chilling true story

The Hunger by Alma Katsu is an intelligent and eerily written portrayal of the true events of the Donner party as they attempted to make it to California in 1846. This book chilled me to the core; it was spooky and yet all too realistic, as the individual characters and storylines wove together and tore... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Have you ever played two truths and a lie?

Intense! Gripping! Dramatic! Eerie! Thrilling! Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager is an insanely incredible book which I have absolutely adored reading. With a Pretty Little Liars (TV show) tone mingled with the eeriness of campfire ghost stories, this is genuinely one of my favourite books of all time! Keeping you guessing until the... Continue Reading →

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