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Review – The Good Immigrant

  Publisher: Unbound Format: Paperback Pages: 234 Rating: 5/5   The Good Immigrant is a social commentary about what it is like to reside in Britain as a non-white individual. Comprised of anecdotes and essays surrounding the topic, the book highlights the institutional racism that is embedded within British society. As a British citizen, I am thoroughly appalled that… Continue reading Review – The Good Immigrant

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Review – Vox

      Publisher: HQ Format: Hardback Pages: 326 Rating: 2/5   In Dalcher's America, something sinister has happened to the women - they have been silenced. Worse than that, the government torture them with a teasing allocation of one hundred words a day, with horrific consequences if they don't adhere to the rules. Women are not free… Continue reading Review – Vox

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Double Review – Fever Dream and I’m Thinking of Ending Things

  Having read both of these short thrillers back to back, I've decided to review them as a couple as they both packed a punch and both are worthy recommendations.  Fever Dream is a mere one hundred and fifty two pages, but it managed to effectively get under my skin, leaving me feeling unsettled and… Continue reading Double Review – Fever Dream and I’m Thinking of Ending Things

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Review – Clean

  Clean is a gritty, eye-opening novel about addiction and all of the horrific things that come with it. Lexi Volkov, a Russian heiress and London socialite is forced into a remote rehab centre named Clarity by her brother Nikolai after almost overdosing on heroin. She is seventeen years old and we follow her struggle… Continue reading Review – Clean

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Review – Order of the Vespers

  We begin this YA paranormal fantasy novel with the aftermath of an explosion in protagonist Jasper Andrews' school, which was caused by her own hands. However, not everything is as it seems and we follow a journey of self discovery, enlightenment and revenge with a hint of romance thrown in for good measure.  Initially… Continue reading Review – Order of the Vespers

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Review – The White Book

  Publisher: Portobello Books Format: Paperback Pages: 161 Rating: 5/5   A short collection of writings about the colour white, The White Book is a blend of genres that evokes a deep emotional response in its reader. Han Kang writes simultaneously with delicacy and with power, leaving no feeling untouched. Without knowing exactly what I was going to be… Continue reading Review – The White Book

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Review – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Publisher: Harper Collins Format: Paperback Pages: 383 Rating: 5/5   In this story, the endearing, if slightly out of the ordinary character of Eleanor Oliphant attempts to convince the readers that she is completely fine, even when the evidence suggests otherwise. She spends all week knuckling down at work and the weekends at home by herself with a Tesco… Continue reading Review – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine