A Sci-Fi Shorts Anthology Volume One Edited by J. A. Taylor & Rod Castor Arc Review

A Sci-Fi Shorts Anthology: Volume 1 edited by J. A. Taylor and Rod Castor is a 2021 publication, and the work features a collection of sixty short stories limited to 500 words each. It currently has an average rating of 3.85 in Goodreads, and I have given it 3 stars after rating each story and then calculating the average… Continue reading A Sci-Fi Shorts Anthology Volume One Edited by J. A. Taylor & Rod Castor Arc Review

Free Love by Tessa Hadley Arc Review

Phyllis Fischer is married to Roger Fischer with two children: Collette and Hugh, in a suburban dream that brings peace and stability. However, all that changes on a summer night when the son of an old family friend comes to dinner, exposing Phyllis to something new and exciting. They kiss on that hot summer evening and the world changes for her. Awaken to this new world and new feelings, Phyllis makes decisions that defies her role as mother and wife, exposing her family’s ordinary life to events and the dramatic changes of the society around them… Continue reading Free Love by Tessa Hadley Arc Review

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab Review

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab is a fantasy novel with historical fiction elements first published in 2020. It currently has an average rating of 4.24 stars on Goodreads, and I have rated it 2 stars. France, 1714, a desperate girl makes a bargain to live forever but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she ever meets; this is the … Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab Review

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