A Clockwork Orange – Book Review

CW: Rape, Violence, Prison Torture Title: A Clockwork Orange Author: Anthony Burgess Genre: Dystopia, Coming-Of-Age, Horror, Political Satire Format: Paperback, 141 pages My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary (back of book): In this nightmare vision of youth in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his … Continue reading A Clockwork Orange – Book Review

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Moonrise – Book Review

Title: Moonrise Author: Sarah Crossan Genre: YA, Free-Verse, Contemporary Format: Paperback, 383 pages My Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary (from Goodreads): 'They think I hurt someone. But I didn't. You hear? Coz people are gonna be telling you all kinds of lies. I need you to know the truth.' From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this … Continue reading Moonrise – Book Review

Hag-seed – Book Review

Title: Hag-seed Author: Margaret Atwood Genre: Shakespeare retelling, fiction Format: Paperback, 283 pages My Rating: 3/5 stars Summary (from back of book): Treacherously toppled from his post as director  of the Makeshiweg Festival on the eve of his production of The Tempest, Felix retreats to a backwoods hovel to lick his wounds and mourn his lost daughter. And also to plot his … Continue reading Hag-seed – Book Review

Fierce Fairytales – Book Review

Title: Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul Author: Nikita Gill Genre: Poetry, Feminist Format: Hardback My Rating: 3/5 stars Summary (from Goodreads): Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and … Continue reading Fierce Fairytales – Book Review