Book Review – Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Pages: 535 Published: 20th September 2016 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Trigger warnings: Strong violence, sexual references, drug references Kaz Brekker and his crew of deadly outcasts have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly … Continue reading Book Review – Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Audiobook Review – Becoming by Michelle Obama

Listening Length: 19 hours and three minutes Narrator: Michelle Obama Published: 13th November 2018 Genre: Autobiography/Memoir In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - … Continue reading Audiobook Review – Becoming by Michelle Obama

Book Review – The Fear by C.L. Taylor

Pages: 394 Published: 22nd March 2018 Genre: Psychological Thriller Lou Wandsworth is used to being headline news as, aged seventeen, she ran away with her 37-year-old teacher, Mike, during a short-lived affair. Now 32, Lou’s life is in tatters – and she resolves to return home to confront Mike for the damage he has caused. But she soon … Continue reading Book Review – The Fear by C.L. Taylor

Book Review – A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Pages: 340 Published: 2nd May 2019 Genre: Mythological Fiction Trigger warnings: Allusions to sexual exploitation, rape, misogyny, injury detail This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them… In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal … Continue reading Book Review – A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Book Review – Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Pages: 354 Published: 5th May 2020 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Trigger warnings: Transphobia, drugs, sexual references Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What’s worse is that, even though he … Continue reading Book Review – Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Book Review – The Secret Of White Stone Gate by Julia Nobel

Pages: 304 Published: 3rd March 2020 Genre: Middle grade Trigger warnings: References to suicide Just like with the first book in this series, this was a buddy read with Noly. We were very excited to meet the characters again and as usual we had some really fun discussions. After spending the summer at home, Emmy cannot wait to return … Continue reading Book Review – The Secret Of White Stone Gate by Julia Nobel

Book Review – Maria In The Moon by Louise Beech

Pages: 270 Published: 1st April 2018 Genre: General Fiction ‘Like a cold spider, the memory stirred in my head and spun an icy web about my brain. Someone else crawled in. I remembered’ Thirty-one-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can’t remember everything. She can’t remember her ninth year. She can’t remember when her insomnia … Continue reading Book Review – Maria In The Moon by Louise Beech

Book Review – The Silence Of Bones by June Hur

Pages: 323Published: 21st April 2020Genre: Historical Fiction/CrimeTrigger warnings: Animal death/cruelty, injury detail, misogyny 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder … Continue reading Book Review – The Silence Of Bones by June Hur

Book Review – The Betrayals by Bridget Collins

Pages: 425Published: 30th November 2020Genre: Fantasy/DystopiaTrigger warnings: Misogyny, strong sexual references, suicide references, bullying This was a buddy read with Pauliina. We both had an interesting time with the book and had mixed feelings, but it gave us so much to talk and speculate about. I really enjoyed our discussions, so thank you Pauliina for … Continue reading Book Review – The Betrayals by Bridget Collins

Book Review – Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

Pages: 413Published: 30th April 2020Genre: Young Adult MysteryTrigger warnings: Missing person storyline, references to rape, drug references, child death Pip is not a detective anymore.With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind … Continue reading Book Review – Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson