Luda is a journalist and she seems to have an almost cut-throat nature when it comes to her reporting. She sees the story and the opportunity to tell it – and not really who is involved in the storytelling and how their lives become swept up in the drama of the story. When Luda publishes the picture of the girl falling to her death off the coastline of the remote community she moves to, she is quickly ostracized by the community. In a moment of profound grief – Luda can only seem to see the opportunity to tell a story of climate disaster with little regard for how the disaster of losing a child might affect the family involved. Continue reading
Tag Archives: fantasy
Repeating Lies Until They are True: a review of “Strange Magic” by Syd Moore
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Strange Magic by Syd Moore is a great escapist read if you are looking for something light in these overwhelming times. I picked up this copy in Zurich, and I was drawn … Continue reading
A Review of “The Lie Tree”: the power of a lie
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree was the perfect read for my summer holidays in Catania last week. The book is fast paced with some good suspense and plot development. At the core … Continue reading
Review: J.D. Horn’s “The Final Days of Magic”
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The Final Days of Magic is the third book in J.D. Horn’s series “Witches of New Orleans”. It mixes Western Christian notions of witchcraft with a Voodoo/Creole that feels very specific to … Continue reading
“The Witches of New York” by Ami McKay: the importance of sisterhood
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I recently read Ami McKay’s novel The Witches of New York whilst I was on holiday on the Spanish island, La Palma. I spent a lot of time enjoying the sunshine and … Continue reading
The Best Reads of 2018
2018 was a year of exploring new genres and discovering new and first-time published authors. The year wasn’t all success when it comes to books and you can read about my worst reads of 2018 here. Fear not though, this post is about the best five reads of 2018 and gosh there were some amazing … Continue reading
Goodreads Winners Are In: Who were my favourites for 2018?
The wait is over! Goodreads has announced its winners for 2018, which also marks the ten-year anniversary of the book awards. Readers get the chance to vote for their favourite books based on different popular categories like fiction, sci-fi, and Romance. It is basically the Oscars for books. This year, Goodreads recorded over five million … Continue reading
“Dracul”: framing Dracula in a different light
This review will contain spoilers. So many spoilers. Even though I love that you have come to my blog to see my review, don’t read this before you read Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker. Go, read it. I’ll wait. Continue reading
Books I cannot wait to read!
I love books. I love reading them, reviewing them, talking about them, and even being photographed next to them in a book-coordinated outfit (see above)! I feel like I have been doing a lot of really interesting and thought-provoking book reviews recently, but I also feel that they have been heavy. So to bring some … Continue reading
“Sleeping Beauties”: a feminist look at this father/son written novel
Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. First of all, let me start by saying this book is long. Over 700 pages long. It is not something for the faint-hearted, however, I will say that in audiobook form this … Continue reading
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