A Boy Made of Blocks

“Life is an adventure, not a walk. That’s why it’s difficult.” Alex’s life is falling apart. He works at a job he despises, he’s just walked out on his wife, and, above all else, he doesn’t know how to be a father to his son. But, Sam, a lonely eight-year-old boy on the autism spectrum, […]

Relativity

This is a story of family and physics, similarities and differences. Some books just touch your heart and make you feel all the feels, and this book was one of them for me. Relativity, Antonia Hayes’ debut novel, follows the story of a young boy, his single mother, and his estranged father, as they struggle […]

You Will Not Have My Hate

There’s a lot of hate in the world right now; anger seems to fuel the news on a daily basis, and where once the world seemed to be growing closer, now, the divide feels stronger than ever before. At times likes this, it’s difficult to remember that hate only fuels hate, yet, last year, one […]

Love in Wonderland

“It is a dangerous thing to unbelieve something only because it frightens you.” I must admit, I’m not a big fan of retellings and origin stories, especially when the author differs from the original storyteller. So when I heard that Marissa Meyer was taking on Wonderland, one of the most beautifully crafted fantasy worlds ever […]

“Make ambition a female trait”

Just last week, there were articles all over the internet talking about ‘shine theory’ and ‘amplification’; the idea that if you are a working women, it’s in your best interests and the interests of the other women working alongside you, to support each other, and get your voices heard, by repeating what your fellow female […]

The Unified Theory of Love and…not much else.

I was at rest until I met him, and now I was in motion. Emerson Wheeler seems to have everything: a husband, two beautiful daughters, and a job she loves, but after the death of her estranged father, something isn’t quite right. That is until she starts working at Hay Manor, home to the curious, […]

Reality TV meets The Walking Dead

What is the real world if it’s not the world one exists in? She wanted an adventure. One last hurrah before settling down into married life. But what happens when the reality show you’re in suddenly becomes just that, reality. The Last One is what happens when you cross Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic dystopia, The Road, […]