Publisher: Abrams

Review: Read Harder

Review: Read Harder

  Some of my favourite things are books and stationery, so the new reading log, Read Harder from BOOK RIOT is pretty much perfect for me! The log has been designed to coincide with BOOK RIOT’s Read Harder campaign, which is an annual reading challenge, with 24 tasks, to encourage participants to read more diversely. You can […]

Posted September 4, 2018


Review: Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction

Review: Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction

Writers such as the wonderful V.E. Schwab have ignited in me an interest in the craft of writing (Schwab’s YouTube and Instagram accounts are definitely worth watching). With this new flame of interest, I came across the revised and expanded, 5th-anniversary edition of Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer that is published […]

Posted July 3, 2018


Refugee Week & The Displaced Review

Refugee Week & The Displaced Review

This week is the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week. With World Refugee Day occurring on Wednesday 20th June 2018, it feels that this week is the perfect time to share with you one of my most recent reads, The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives Abrams published this anthology of […]

Posted June 18, 2018


Review: The Accidental Bad Girl

Review: The Accidental Bad Girl

  The blurb for The Accidental Bad Girl really intrigued me and I had high hopes for this novel – it did not let me down. 17-year-old Kendall is starting her senior year at Howell Preparatory School. She’s an intelligent girl, a scholar and has always been in the popular crowd at school. The thing […]

Posted May 14, 2018


Review: Valley Girls

Review: Valley Girls

Following an incident at home in Rainelle, West Virginia, 17 year old Rilla is sent to stay with her elder sister, Thea, a Ranger in Yosemite, California. She has schoolwork to catch up on over the summer if she wants to graduate high school and Thea is determined to see her achieve it. It seems […]

Posted May 8, 2018


Review: Done Dirt Cheap

Review: Done Dirt Cheap

I went into Done Dirt Cheap not really knowing what to expect. Two teenagers, motorbikes and a biker club – really that’s all I knew, but I ended up getting very caught up in the story. Tourmaline is the 18-year-old daughter of the President of the biker club, the Wardens. Her Mum is in prison, and […]

Posted March 6, 2017


Review: Kindred, A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Review: Kindred, A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler is one of those books that has always been on my radar, but I’ve just never got around to reading. So when I saw there was to be a graphic novel adaptation, I thought it the perfect time to familiarise myself with the story – and swoon over the artwork […]

Posted January 31, 2017


Review: RoseBlood

Review: RoseBlood

RoseBlood is a Phantom of the Opera retelling. Let me start by saying that although I’m familiar with the Phantom story, I’m by no means a ‘Phan’. However, the premise of this book captured my attention and I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC by the publisher. Yes, this is the same A.G. […]

Posted January 10, 2017