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

Discussion – The Beauty Of Acknowledgements, Author’s Notes, And Associated Paratext

Hello everyone, I have taken a week away from blogging, but now I am back with a new discussion post which I am excited to share with you! When we read a book, we naturally place almost all of the emphasis on the story contained within it, along with the occasional gush about the cover … Continue reading Discussion – The Beauty Of Acknowledgements, Author’s Notes, And Associated Paratext

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

Discussion – The Pros and Cons of Historical Fiction

Hello everyone, I am back with another discussion post and having written last year about the pros and cons of thrillers, I have decided to write something similar about another genre. This time it is historical fiction. Since I first decided to try out historical fiction towards the end of 2018, it has become my … Continue reading Discussion – The Pros and Cons of Historical Fiction