Book Review – One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

Pages: 372 Published: 7th January 2020 Genre: Young Adult Thriller Trigger warnings: Child death, strong sexual references, cancer sub-plot This was a buddy read with my friend Ellie. We have now read both books in this series together and are about to start Karen M. McManus' standalone novel Two Can Keep A Secret. As always, the buddy read was a lot … Continue reading Book Review – One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

Book Review – All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

Pages: 390 Published: 17th March 2020 Genre: Young Adult Thriller Trigger warnings: Bullying including cyber-bullying, sexual references, suicide This was my second buddy read with Noly, and we had a wonderful time trying to make sense of the high stakes plot and guessing what was going to happen. Our reaction at the end was one of mutual shock and … Continue reading Book Review – All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

Book Review – The Once And Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Pages: 513 Published: 13th October 2020 Genre: Historical Fantasy Trigger warnings: Misogyny, references to sexual exploitation, animal death In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, … Continue reading Book Review – The Once And Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Book Review – The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Pages: 450 Published: 7th January 2014 Genre: Historical Fiction (semi-biographical) Trigger warnings: Slavery, racism, sexual references, misogyny This was a buddy read with Kriti, our third of the year. We were originally planning to read a different book by Sue Monk Kidd, but we ultimately chose this one and I am really glad we did. Thank you to Kriti … Continue reading Book Review – The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Book Review – The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Pages: 416 Published: 22nd September 2020 Genre: Fantasy Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost — one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor … Continue reading Book Review – The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Book Review – You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

Pages: 324 Published: 2nd June 2020 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Romance Trigger warnings: Homophobia, racism, cyber bullying Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend … Continue reading Book Review – You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

Book Review – The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

Translated by: Philip Gabriel Pages: 243 Published: 2nd November 2017 (originally 2012) Genre: General Fiction Nana, a cat, is devoted to Satoru, his owner. So when Satoru decides to go on a roadtrip one day to find him a new home, Nana is perplexed. They visit Satoru's old friends from his school days and early youth. His friends … Continue reading Book Review – The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa