This book doesn’t have the pent up suspense of a thriller. It’s the aftermath of a horror, a brutal, psychologically damaging existence that each of Lex’s siblings have fought in their own way to escape.
The Puzzle Women: before we begin… Anna Ellory and I attended the same Creative Writing course at Bath Spa University, and I was lucky enough to see some very early drafts of this MSS shortly after she’d sold The Rabbit Girls. I am totally honoured to read and review her book, but if it sounds […]
So there I was, happily scrolling through news articles about books for one of my clients, and I see an article all about books you should read during Lockdown. Colour me intrigued! But as I begin to scroll through, I realise something; all the titles are classics (except for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate […]
These stories are not wholly synonymous; there are plenty of elements within them that are vastly different.
I know, I know, it’s been 100 years. I’m a bad blogger. I’m really sorry! I’m going to AIM for more consistency. But it seems that once I get one line of content running smoothly, the other falls apart. Definitely check out my other content streams, because I like to try a little of everything! […]
Can you believe I’m going into this review as a Sarah J. Maas virgin? I know. Crazy. There are a few of us still out there. But we’re like unicorns, or leprechauns, or any other ‘orn’. Tricky to find, and possibly just a horse in disguise. Anyway… Sarah J. Maas burst onto the writing scene […]
For those of you who have not read an ‘On Three’ review before: I review books after the 3rd chapter and determine whether I’m going to continue reading or not. Most agents only give a book three chapters (or the first 50 pages) and I find it’s gauge enough to know whether I’m going to […]
I always thought there were two types of book which allowed for social commentary on absentee parents, broken friendships, and the prospect of new romance. Those that allowed characters to breathe, reflect and learn. And those that rush through the narrative at breakneck speed. Somehow, Love is for Losers does both. ‘Mum’s a docter first […]
Imagine, if you will, Firefly – the Whedon TV series which shamefully only got one season – but with Psychic kittens. I’m so in love with it already. This book could end there and I’d be happy. But it doesn’t! There’s more! You should be really excited about that. “There’s just one.” Leroy paused for dramatic […]
The obvious comparison would be the 1954 novel by William Golding, ‘Lord of the Flies’. But Wilder Girls is a horror. It’s a monster all its own.