The Write Reads aka the BEST support network in book blogging

Picture this: it's mid September. A young protagonist with blueish hair sits in her car, making a good attempt to chew her own lip off. It appears that she is nervous. She is, in fact, nervous. This girl is moving to university today. Her life is being shaken up like it's never been shaken before. … Continue reading The Write Reads aka the BEST support network in book blogging

On Questioning

TW: Swearing (f**k); mentions of aphobia and comments directed at grey/demi identities So this feels like a weird post to be writing. I'll get straight to the point: for the past three years or so, I've identified as asexual. Ever since I found the word, and what it stood for, I just knew - that's me. Not … Continue reading On Questioning

Little Witches – Book Review

Title: Little Witches Author: Leigh Dragoon Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade Format: ebook My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary (from NetGalley): Jo, Beth, Amy, and Meg March are four sisters living in Concord with their parents—Father, who's tending to soldiers fighting in the Civil War, and Marmee, who teaches the girls simple but effective witchcraft. The Marches have to keep their craft … Continue reading Little Witches – Book Review

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

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