Review: Vox

Review: Vox

A Wee Summary of Vox Vox is set in a dystopian US where, post-election, a new President and his associates take control of the lives of US women – no working, no reading, no writing, no birth control and a limit of 100 spoken words a day. Every female is fitted with a counter around […]

Posted August 17, 2018


Review: Jar of Hearts

Review: Jar of Hearts

A Wee Summary Jar of Hearts opens in the midst of a trial; executive Georgina Shaw, Geo, is giving evidence relating to the death of her childhood best friend, Angela Wong, 14 years ago, when they were just 16 years old. Angela’s remains had been hidden all these years. Now Geo’s teenage boyfriend, Calvin James, is […]

Posted August 14, 2018


Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

About The Book A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is an anthology of short stories, retelling the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia. Editors Elsie Chapman and Ellen Oh have gathered 15 bestselling and acclaimed Asian authors, with each reimagining their favourite Asian myths and legends. I guess, due to my heritage, I’m mostly […]

Posted August 10, 2018


Review: Shatila Stories

Review: Shatila Stories

How The Book Came About I was a bit late in finding Shatila Stories, discovering it on its publication day rather than during the Kickstarter campaign to support the publication of this book. Commissioned by Peirene Press, Shatila Stories is a work of collaborative fiction created by nine Syrian and Palestinian refugees who reside in […]

Posted August 8, 2018


Review: Resin

Review: Resin

A Wee Summary Resin is one of those novels that it’s hard to say that you ‘enjoyed’ because it makes you feel so on edge, so deeply uncomfortable. So perhaps I can say that this is an unsettling but good read. Liv is six years old when her father reports her missing and dead. She […]

Posted August 4, 2018


Review: A Treachery of Spies

Review: A Treachery of Spies

When 92-year-old Sophie Destivelle is found murdered in an Orleans car park, it soon becomes apparent that this is no random killing. Her manner of death echoes that of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. This is Captain Picaut’s first case since returning from injury. It’s a case that will uncover secrets of […]

Posted August 2, 2018


Top Ten Tuesday #54: Books That Lived Up To The Hype

Top Ten Tuesday #54: Books That Lived Up To The Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you’d like to participate too, see here. This week the topic is… Popular Books That Have Lived Up To The Hype Sorry for the silence recently, it has been a challenging couple of weeks. Anyway, I’m here and I’m excited about today’s […]

Posted July 31, 2018


Top Ten Tuesday #53: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday #53: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you’d like to participate too, see here. This week the topic is… Top Ten Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far) It has been altogether far too long since I last participated in Top Ten Tuesday. I’ve missed it! So, I decided to reintroduce […]

Posted July 10, 2018