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

Wrap Ups

Reading Wrap Up – April 2019

  O.W.Ls Magical Readathon Results:  This month I took part in the O.W.Ls magical readathon, with the aim of becoming a librarian. Whilst I strayed from my TBR, I managed to achieve the O.W.Ls for my particular career plus a couple of extras. Necessary O.W.Ls: 1. Ancient Runes (retelling) - For this exam, I picked… Continue reading Reading Wrap Up – April 2019

Women's Prize Longlist 2019 Reviews

Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Remembered

  Publisher: Dialogue Books Format: Hardback Pages: 289 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback   It is 1910 in Philadelphia and there is unrest on the streets. A black man has driven a street car into a shop window. Spring's beloved son Edward has been put into a coma by angry white onlookers as a result, but is he… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Remembered

Author Spotlights

Author Spotlight – Max Porter

Max Porter's debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, packs a tremendous punch within its one hundred and fourteen pages. Hosting a unique, innovative style, the book explores themes such as grief, love and healing masterfully. The character of the crow is both obnoxious and subtle simultaneously, reflecting the unpredictability of grief. There is a… Continue reading Author Spotlight – Max Porter

Reviews

Review – Mouthful of Birds

  Publisher: Oneworld Publications Format: Paperback Pages: 228 Rating: 4/5   Schweblin has a talent for leaving the reader feeling as though they've been spun around multiple times and then left to fend off the resultant dizziness by themselves. Similar to Schweblin's previous collaboration with translator Megan McDowell, Fever Dream, Mouthful of Birds has an eerie air about it -… Continue reading Review – Mouthful of Birds