Reviews

Review – The Fifth Child

  Publisher: Harper Perennial  Cover Art: Henri Bureau/Corbis Format: Paperback Pages: 159 Rating: 2/5 Book Depository: Paperback* Content Warnings: Violence; animal cruelty; disability discrimination; neglect   Harriet and David pride themselves on their normality, choosing to actively reject anything extraordinary around them. Meeting in a period of time when everyone else is obsessed with sex, drugs and counterculture, Harriet and David… Continue reading Review – The Fifth Child

Reviews

Review – Cygnet

  Publisher: Dialogue Books Cover Art: Nico Taylor and Neil Gower Format: Hardback Pages: 244 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Hardback Content Warnings: Self harm; child abuse; bullying; dementia; drugs   The Kid lives on an island which doubles up as a retirement village. She does not live there by choice, but rather was left there by her parents when… Continue reading Review – Cygnet

Book Hauls

Book Haul – May 2019 Part Two

As promised in the first part of this book haul, I bought more books (and was gifted some). I bought one book for an event, two with a Waterstones gift card and two were gifted to me by my wonderful partner when I was having a horrible day. Let me know what you bought, borrowed,… Continue reading Book Haul – May 2019 Part Two

Man Booker International Shortlist Reviews

Man Booker International Shortlist Review – The Pine Islands

  Publisher: Serpent's Tail Format: Hardback Pages: 180 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback   Gilbert Silvester dreams about his wife cheating on him one night and immediately launches himself on a trip to Japan. He discovers the writings of Bashō and attempts to embark on a similar journey. Along the way he takes a young, suicidal student under his… Continue reading Man Booker International Shortlist Review – The Pine Islands

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Lost Children Archive

  Publisher: 4th Estate Format: Hardback Pages: 377 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Hardback   A married couple embark on a journey from New York to Arizona with their children from previous relationships. The husband wishes to research the Apaches, but the wife wishes to research lost migrant children and find her friend's two lost daughters. There is an overwhelming sense… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Lost Children Archive

ARC Reviews

ARC Review – Red, White and Royal Blue

    Publisher: St Martin's Press Format: E-arc Release Date: 14/05/2019 Rating: 4/5 Book Depository: Paperback   I received a free e-arc of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  First son of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz, is a supportive sibling, successful socialite and budding political star. However, a confrontation between… Continue reading ARC Review – Red, White and Royal Blue

Reviews

Review – The Woman in the Dunes

  Publisher: Penguin Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Rating: 3/5 Book Depository: Paperback   Niki Jumpei is an amateur entomologist who visits a rural coastal town to search the sand dunes for rare or undiscovered beetle species. The night approaches before Jumpei can catch his bus home so he is forced to seek shelter amongst the villagers. He realises his mistake… Continue reading Review – The Woman in the Dunes