Spoiler-Free Mini Reviews: The Women of Brewster Place, The Book of Echoes and Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

2021, whilst not a very active blogging year for me, it was a year where I got to read lots of books by great female authors who were new to me, and these are three of them. The Women of Brewster Place was my favourite of the lot, but the other two were fantastic as well, and I would highly recommend all three if you’re looking for something new to sink your teeth into. Continue reading Spoiler-Free Mini Reviews: The Women of Brewster Place, The Book of Echoes and Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

The Appeal by Janice Hallett Spoiler-Free Review

The novels open with two law students receiving a bundle of papers from their boss QC Roderick Tanner, they are tasked with a way of proving from the heap of correspondence within them his client is innocent for the murder they were convicted of. With no clues as to the victim, real murderer and client the two students shifts through hundreds of correspondence to try and solve the mystery, whilst being confronted by more mysteries and scandals along the way… Continue reading The Appeal by Janice Hallett Spoiler-Free Review

Arc Mini-Reviews: The Moonstone Girls and Safety in Numbers (spoiler-free)

*I acquired both of these arcs through Netgallery* Safety in Numbers by Sophie Penhaligon Trigger Warnings: Ableism, mentions of alcohol abuse, descriptions of traumatic incident Safety in Numbers by Sophie Penhaligon is an adult romance novel that focuses on the romantic relationship of an employee and her CEO following her traumatic brain injury. It currently has an average rating of 3.28 stars on Goodreads and I have … Continue reading Arc Mini-Reviews: The Moonstone Girls and Safety in Numbers (spoiler-free)

Sistersong by Lucy Holland Spoiler-Free + Spoiler Review

A retelling based on a the old, English ballad ‘The Twa Sisters’, a story of betrayal and deceit between two sisters, and this finally gives those woman a voice, as well as a narrative to the rumoured third sibling. The story follows Kenye, Sinne and Riva, three children of a King whose kingdom is under threat of a Saxon invasion, made worse by their weakening connection to the magic after Gilaid, a Catholic priest, arrived and started spreading his religion… Continue reading Sistersong by Lucy Holland Spoiler-Free + Spoiler Review

Waterstones Book of the Month July 2020: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Elwood Curtis is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory centre after he’s caught up in someone else’s crime. At Nickel Academy he finds himself trapped in a place of horrors, and the only light in the dark is his friendship with Turner, a follow “delinquent”… Continue reading Waterstones Book of the Month July 2020: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Buzzfeed Recommends Part Ten: Lucky Caller by Emma Mills Audiobook Review

“So when I said that I’d always be your friend, I meant that… I always want to be there for you, no matter what. No matter which way. And if you don’t feel the same way, that’s okay. I understand. I’ll just… keep on loving you. All those other ways.” Continue reading Buzzfeed Recommends Part Ten: Lucky Caller by Emma Mills Audiobook Review

Buzzfeed Recommends Part Nine: When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk Spoiler-Free + Spoiler Audiobook Review

“But girls cling to their friends for dear life as they wade through rough waters of learning who they are while everything around and inside them is changing minute by minute. And aren’t we all a little in love with our best friends?” Continue reading Buzzfeed Recommends Part Nine: When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk Spoiler-Free + Spoiler Audiobook Review