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’m going to be revealing all the wonderful goodies I got in the Feb FairyLoot this year! I knew as soon as I saw the theme was ‘Twisted Tales’ that I was going to love everything in this box, and hot damn, FairyLoot did not disappoint. *spoilers ahead* I got these incredibly creepy and enticing… Read More February FairyLoot Unboxing!
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
I’ve been craving a YA voice that I can love for so long and finally, after picking up this book, I found it. There’s something so refreshing and familiar about Penny. The familiarity of the small town girl with a suspenseful storyline is chilling and welcoming, easy to fall into, and it pairs so well… Read More The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
I decided to pick up YOU by Caroline Kepnes when I heard it was being made into a TV show on Netflix this year. I was curious to see how they would transform this kind of story into a show, due to the content I’d been warned about by those that had read it. And… Read More YOU by Caroline Kepnes