After seeing Cara’s review over at The Tattooed Book of Tender is the Flesh I was very intrigued by the book. Especially as, on paper, this book seemed to tick a lot of my favourite boxes – translated fiction, dystopian, dark. This book was everything I was hoping it would be and more, but it… Continue reading Tender is the Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica
Firstly, a huge thank you to Quercus Books and NetGalley for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest review. CW: sexual assault, kidnapping, domestic violence Dear Child follows the lives of Lena and her family after escaping from a traumatic experience. Kept in a windowless shack with her two children, the family… Continue reading Dear Child by Romy Hausmann
After seeing so many people rave about Samantha Shannon’s The Priory of the Orange Tree last year I couldn’t resist picking it up! At first I was a little daunted after seeing the size of the novel but I trusted my friends on Twitter and started reading it. Queen Sabran the IX is the current… Continue reading The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
When I was compiling my top five for this month I noticed that those of the books on my list weren’t actually written by LGBTQI+ authors. This is especially strange to me as barely any of my texts set on my gender and sexuality module at university were either. This got me thinking, although I… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – The Importance of LGBTQI+ Own Voices novels
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