I’ve been pleasantly surprised by my ability to steer clear of pandemic fiction and non-fiction throughout lockdown. However, when the opportunity to read and review Afterland by Lauren Beukes I just had to make an exception. I’ll discuss this further below, but the concept of this sounded so intriguing that I just had to giveContinue reading “Afterland by Lauren Beukes:⭐️⭐️⭐️Non-Spoiler Review”
If your book features Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, and the history of his writing I’m going to read it. That is a fact of life. As soon as I read the description for Anne Allen’s latest Guernsey novel, I was so excited to see my favourite author feature so heavily in the plot. I can’tContinue reading “The Inheritance by Anne Allen:⭐️⭐️⭐️Non-Spoiler Review”
As I grew up reading fantasy and classics it was a surprise to discover, a couple of years ago, that I thoroughly enjoy reading slice of life romance narratives thanks to picking up Giovanna Fletcher’s novels via Audiobook and Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare. Due to this discovery, I immediately jumped at the chance to tryContinue reading “The Flip Side by James Bailey: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Non-Spoiler Review”
I have seen this book everywhere. As soon as the proofs were released into the world my Twitter and Instagram feeds were flooded with lovely photos of this gorgeous cover. I must admit, this piqued my interest when it fell into my inbox and as soon as I heard secrets, historical fiction and bees IContinue reading “The Honey and the Sting by E. C. Fremantle: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Non-Spoiler Review”
Rawson’s writing is a highlight of this reading experience. It is simultaneously gripping and calming within the circumstances of the narrative. The choice of Alice’s perspective was entirely correct, and I found her a relatable protagonist alongside the intriguing role memory plays. I also appreciated Rawson’s inclusion of academics and Alice finding a path after a significant disruption to her life. Despite vital gaps in her knowledge, Alice has a mind of her own crafted and delivered intricately by Rawson to great effect.