Book Review – The Corset by Laura Purcell

Pages: 392 Published: 20th September 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction Trigger warnings: Child death, racism This was a buddy read with my friend Pauliina. I am very grateful to her as she engages in such thoughtful discussion, and makes me look upon a book from a slightly different perspective. I really enjoyed reading this one with her and we both … Continue reading Book Review – The Corset by Laura Purcell

The Finished Books Tag

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well at this very worrying time. At the moment, books and writing are providing a valuable sense of escape, so I am even more thankful for them as I embark on social distancing. It is time for another tag post! Thank you very much to Danni for … Continue reading The Finished Books Tag

Book Review – The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

Pages: 322 Published: 15th July 2018 Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance Trigger warnings: Animal death, sexual content, homophobia Long ago Andrew made a childhood wish. One he has always kept in a silver box with a too-big lid that falls off. When it finally comes true, he wishes it hadn't... Long ago Ben dreamed of going to … Continue reading Book Review – The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

Book Review – All The Rage by Cara Hunter

Pages: 440 Published: 23rd January 2020 Genre: Crime A teenage girl is found wandering the outskirts of Oxford, dazed and distressed. The story she tells is terrifying. Grabbed off the street, a plastic bag pulled over her face, then driven to an isolated location where she was subjected to what sounds like an assault. Yet she refuses to … Continue reading Book Review – All The Rage by Cara Hunter

Blog Tour + Review – Containment by Vanda Symon

Hello everyone, I am very excited to be part of this blog tour for Containment by Vanda Symon, and now to be sharing my thoughts. Thank you to Anne Cater for giving me the chance to participate, and to Orenda Books for providing me with a free copy. Pages: 262 Published: 5th March 2020 by Orenda (originally published … Continue reading Blog Tour + Review – Containment by Vanda Symon

Book Review – With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Pages: 388 Published: 7th May 2019 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Trigger Warnings: Strong sexual references Ever since she got pregnant, seventeen-year-old Emoni's life has been about making the tough decisions - doing what has to be done for her young daughter and her grandmother. Keeping her head down at school, trying not to get caught up with new boy … Continue reading Book Review – With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Blog Tour + Review: Dead Ringer by Nicola Martin

Hello everyone, It is my turn on the blog tour for Nicola Martin's debut novel Dead Ringer. Thank you very much to Anne Cater for my place on the tour, and to Contraband for sending me an advanced copy. Pages: 451 Published: 27th February 2020 Genre: Domestic/psychological Thriller Trigger warnings: Drugs, strong sexual references, self-harm … Continue reading Blog Tour + Review: Dead Ringer by Nicola Martin