Hello all. As I’m sure most of you lovely bloggers and readers are aware, Lionel Shriver recently bashed Penguin Random House for their intentions to continue to pursue BAME talents. She basically said that by pursuing BAME authors PRH were compromising on quality… As if people of colour can’t write books as excellent as white… Read More In Light of Lionel Shriver… Some recent favourites from BAME authors!
Kit Mallory’s dystopian Britain is compelling and well-crafted, and definitely something to fear. For me, the divide was one of the most interesting qualities of the story when I started reading Blackout. I wondered how she was going to tackle a North/South divide, how she could possibly make sense of it being so brutal without it… Read More Blackout by Kit Mallory
Where do I even start with this book? First of all, I cried like a baby on the tube while reading this and have absolutely no shame in admitting it. This is one of those books where you know exactly what you’re getting but it still gets you. Justyce McAllister is top of his class… Read More Dear Martin by Nic Stone
I can’t tell you how excited I was when I unwrapped this book in the February FairyLoot box. I’ve always been a big lover of fairytales and folklore so I was so excited to read The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. ‘Alice’s life on the road is always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting… Read More The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
I’ve been wanting to write this review for a while but have found it as difficult to write as it was to read the book. This is one of the hardest books I’ve read in a while. But it’s also one of the most important YA books I think I’ve ever read. The subject matter… Read More I Stop Somewhere by T. E. Carter
I was immediately impressed by the character focus in Eleanor Oliphant. I really enjoy subdued plotlines with more character development and the voice of Eleanor was interesting to engage with. Initially, I was humoured by the sense of inexperience and neutrality in Eleanor’s life, the repetitiveness of her routine and attitudes. When her character starts… Read More Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Autumn I was really excited to pick up Autumn by Ali Smith, simply for the attractive quartet aspect to her series. I loved the idea of a novel representing each season, starting in my favourite time of year, and leading into the coming seasons. I don’t read many prize-nominated titles but I’m determined to change… Read More Autumn by Ali Smith