XX by Angela Chadwick: riveting and believable

XX by Angela Chadwick is a highly realistic science fiction novel set in the here and now with a political climate mirroring the current one, not only in this country. What this book really considers is human rights, the meaning of 'family' and the influence of the media on our lives. I love that this... Continue Reading →

Small Town Hearts: a cute YA romance

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale is a sweet romance with an exploration of friendships and growing up. This is not my typical read, but I enjoyed the pace and the story as well as the diversity among the characters, both in sexuality and ethnicity. I think that it has an interesting take on 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 →

Minorities ARE writing

I am about to write a blog post which I feel needs to be written. I will try not to get angry or rant too much, but I can't make any promises. At a panel event last month, I heard the director of a successful independent publisher say that he thinks that BAME/minority authors were... Continue Reading →

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