Literary Disappointments

Is there anything worse for a bookworm than a disappointing book? Whether it’s a book that doesn’t go anywhere; a book that starts off well only to fall apart later; or a book that was simply over-hyped, however they disappoint, it can be really frustrating realising you’ve wasted precious hours of your life on a […]

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 […]

The Pale Dreamer

You may or may not have realised by now but I’m a teensy bit obsessed with Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season. Everything about it gives me all the feels! I could sit here and list many many reasons why, the world-building, the unpredictability, the sudden “Janice-from-Friends-OH MY GAWD” moments (hello, end of The Mime order, […]

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 […]