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
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
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
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
Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Genre: YA, Dystopia, Sci-Fi Format: Paperback, 320 pages My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Summary (from Goodreads): "It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." The great traction city London has been skulking in the … Continue reading Mortal Engines – Book Review
Heya folks!! I'm pretty sure I tried doing one of these ages ago, then like...forgot...for probably a year...or something... But I'm back!! And trying to get into the habit of doing these (if only so I remember what month it is lmao). This month I read one, single book. In my defence, I've been pretty … Continue reading Lost’s Loot – July Round-Up!
Heya folks!! So a while back I read THIS post by Kelly as part of The Write Reads blog of the day, and it got me thinking - what have I learnt from the books I've read this year? There's been a fair amount from uni that I'd NEVER have picked up of my own … Continue reading Class of 2019 – What I’ve Learnt From Reading