2021 SFF Badge Collecting Challenge, Book Review

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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

ARC, Book Review

Little Gods by Meng Jin

Firstly, a huge thank you to Pushkin Press and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Little Gods begins the night of the Tiananmen Square massacre when a woman, who had never intended on becoming a mother, gives birth to a little girl. Su Lan has… Continue reading Little Gods by Meng Jin

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The Swimmers by Marian Womack

Firstly, huge thank you to Titan Books and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The Swimmers is a reimagining of Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea, set in a dystopian, futuristic, Earth that has been almost destroyed by global warming and climate change. This has led… Continue reading The Swimmers by Marian Womack

Top Five Friday

Top 5 Friday – LGBTQI+ Books I’ve Read

In the UK, February is LGBTQI+ month. In light of this (and the fact I have been single on Valentine's day for 25 consecutive years) I wanted my features this month to focus on LGBTQI+ literature. So, here are my top 5 novels that feature LGBTQI+ characters. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel In this graphic… Continue reading Top 5 Friday – LGBTQI+ Books I’ve Read

ARC, Book Review

My Brother by Karin Smirnoff

Firstly, a huge thank you to Pushkin Press and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. CW: Domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, animal abuse, suicide, incest. After being away from her childhood home for several years, Jana returns to the decrepit farmhouse that not only… Continue reading My Brother by Karin Smirnoff

Book Review

Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford

Firstly, huge thank you to Faber & Faber for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. CW: Homophobia, racism, violence On a Saturday in 1944, a Woolworths on Bexford High Street is bombed, everything and everyone inside the shop turned to dust in an instant. Among the people in… Continue reading Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford

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Of Magpies and Men by Ode Ray

Firstly, huge thank you to Ode Ray for sending me a copy of her novel in exchange for an honest review. CW: References to homophobia, domestic violence In the present day, two bodies have been found washed ashore in Italy however in order to identify who they are we are taken to London and Marseille… Continue reading Of Magpies and Men by Ode Ray

ARC, Blog Tour, Book Review

Blog Tour – Crow Court by Andy Charman

Welcome to my stop on the Crow Court blog tour! Huge thanks to Random Things Tours for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. CW: sexual assault, child abuse, murder, suicide Crow Court begins in 1840 in a small… Continue reading Blog Tour – Crow Court by Andy Charman

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Blog Tour – The Invitation by Katie Webster

Welcome to my stop on the The Invitation blog tour! Huge thanks to Random Things Tours for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. CW: Domestic violence, child abuse After reaching her breaking point, Lucy decides to run away… Continue reading Blog Tour – The Invitation by Katie Webster