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

Titan by François Vigneault Arc Review

When MNGR first class João da Silva lands on Titan he expects to find those willing to help him increase the mining plant’s productivity so it doesn’t get shut down. Instead he is surprised to find a mining colony plagued by tension between the genetically engineered Titans and the Terran management leaders. Phoebe, a Titan, has left her fighting days behind her when she turned her back on the fighting sport “mixing”, and now she finds herself caught between a past she wants to forget and a future she can’t see. Together the two pull together to find a way to ease tensions and save Homestead, or they risk launching a full on solar-system rebellion lead by the Titans. Continue reading Titan by François Vigneault Arc Review

Buzzfeed Recommends Part Eight: Anna K by Jenny Lee Spoiler-Free Review

T/W: slut shaming, revenge porn, drug use, addiction, racism, adultery This is the eighth review of my ‘Buzzfeed Recommend’ series in which I read and review all the books Buzzfeed recommended in their article: ’15 Brand-New Young Adult Novels That Are Just So, So, Good’. You can read the summary for that here. ‘Anna K’ by Jenny Lee is a modern YA retelling of Anna Karenina set … Continue reading Buzzfeed Recommends Part Eight: Anna K by Jenny Lee Spoiler-Free Review

As You Were by Elaine Feeney Arc Review

Sinead is a career driven woman with a terrifying secret she hasn’t told her family nor the other patients on the ward, she’s only managed to confide in Google and a sole magpie. But she can’t keep running from her past or her future, and she finds she needs both Jane and Margaret Rose, other visitors to her ward with their own problems and illnesses. Together, the three women bind together to sort through their pasts and presents and find a friendship that will set Sinead free. Continue reading As You Were by Elaine Feeney Arc Review