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

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

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri Spoiler- Free Review

The story follows Mehr, trapped between two cultures and the illegitimate daughter of a governor and an Amrithi nomad whose culture and magic have been outlawed. Caught one night practising rites that have been forbidden, Mehr captures the attention of the Emperor’s feared mystics and now has to use everything at her disposal to escape their cruel agenda. Continue reading Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri Spoiler- Free Review

Waterstone’s Book of the Month May 2022: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Spoiler Free + Spoiler Review)

The story follows Danny and Maeve, two siblings and their lives surrounding the Dutch House, a lavish mansion their father bought years ago. Their father is distant and their mother missing, so Danny looks up to Maeve and together they raise each other. All is well until one day their father brings Andrea home, and though they don’t know it that one choice sows the seeds for the defining loss of their lives. Set over the course of five decades it’s a story of two siblings tied together by love, loss and the bonds of place and time. Continue reading Waterstone’s Book of the Month May 2022: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Spoiler Free + Spoiler Review)

Arc Review: When We Vanished by Alanna Peterson

Andi’s dad left her family not long ago to take part in a secret research project for food corporation Nutrexo, but when she overhears at a party the company has a dangerous research project she instantly fears her dad is part of it. She seeks help from a neighbour, Cyrus, and together they try to uncover the truth of what Nutrexo is doing. Their investigation leads them to a confidential research facility and it’s head scientist, and learn the hidden truth is far more dangerous than they originally thought. Continue reading Arc Review: When We Vanished by Alanna Peterson

Buzzfeed Recommends Part Five: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

The book follows Jane McKeene, a young girl who is being trained to fight the undead at one of country’s many combat schools for children of colour. She is training to become an Attendant, a fighter who is paid to protect high class women from not only the undead but other dangers in society, and is the best opportunity available to a girl like her. But Jane doesn’t want that, all she wants is to complete her training at Miss Preston’s before returning home and protecting her family from the undead. But when the families near the school start to go missing, and take her ex, Jackson’s, little sister with them she and her friends are pulled into a conspiracy that spans the country and leaves her fighting for survival against monsters, those dead and alive. Continue reading Buzzfeed Recommends Part Five: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Waterstone’s Book of The Month April 2020: Lanny by Max Porter (Audiobook Review)

The story of ‘Lanny’ follows a young boy called Lanny and his childhood life in a small, English village. It follows his relationship with his mother, father and Pete, a man who teaches him art and quickly becomes a family friend. But the story also follows that of the leged of Dead Papa Toothwort, who is said to be as old as the village itself. Continue reading Waterstone’s Book of The Month April 2020: Lanny by Max Porter (Audiobook Review)