Blog Tour: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Blog Tour The Beekeeper of Aleppo Christy Lefteri 2nd May 2019 Bonnier Books The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is a beautiful, emotional tale of the journey a married couple take from Syria to England after losing everything in the war. The writing in this book is effortless and poignant; I felt like I... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor

Blog Tour The Taking of Annie Thorne C. J. Tudor 21st February 2019 Publisher: Michael Joseph Books Previous books: The Chalk Man Blurb: One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after forty-eight hours, she came back. But she couldn't, or wouldn't,... 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 →

The Dangerous Kind: A haunting novel

The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O'Connor is a gripping, thrilling and haunting tale of scandal, abuse and murder. Very much a book of its political climate, this novel addresses many issues in society and the way that the people at the top of the food chain behave. It is a bleak reminder that this world... 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 →

Lush: Hilariously charming

Lush by Gabrielle Fernie is a hilarious, feel-good memoir with incredibly relateable anecdotes which will take you back to various moments of your life, or even make you consider how similar it is to your current situation. Telling her own story, Fernie does a brilliant job of making her own life the most humorous, yet... 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 →

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