Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

Book Title: Certain Dark Things Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Genre: Horror, Noir, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller Hi everyone! I’m popping out of hiatus for a quick minute to bring you my review for Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s re-issued novel, Certain Dark Things. Blurb from Goodreads From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a pulse-pounding … Continue reading Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

Title: Velvet was the Night Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Genre/Category: Noir, Historical Fiction Blurb from NetGalley 1970s Mexico City: while student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite seeks escape from her humdrum life in the stories of passion and danger filling the latest issue of Secret Romance. She is deeply envious of her neighbour, … Continue reading Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – eARC Book Review

The Dog by Kerstin Ekman, translated by Linda Schenk and Rochelle Wright – Mini Book Review

Book Title: The Dog Author: Kerstin Ekman Genre/Category: Literary Novella, Translated Fiction Blurb from Goodreads In the heart of the tranquil countryside, a young puppy leaves his home to eagerly follow his mother and master. But away from the safe haven of the farm, the puppy soon becomes lost and is left to struggle for … Continue reading The Dog by Kerstin Ekman, translated by Linda Schenk and Rochelle Wright – Mini Book Review

Evolutions: Fifteen Myths that Explain Our World by Oren Harman – Book Review

Title: Evolutions: Fifteen Myths that Explain Our World Author: Oren Harman Genre/Category: Non-Fiction, Science, Philosophy Blurb from Goodreads A brilliant lyrical exploration of how modern science illuminates what it means to be human, from the award-winning author of The Price of Altruism We no longer think, like the ancient Chinese did, that the world was hatched from … Continue reading Evolutions: Fifteen Myths that Explain Our World by Oren Harman – Book Review

The Butterfly Shell by Maureen White – Book Review

Book Title: The Butterfly Shell Author: Maureen White Genre/Category: Contemporary Junior YA Blurb from Goodreads There are some things about me you should know.1. I always wear my butterfly shell - even when I’m swimming or sleeping2. I don’t cut myself anymore3. I believe in ghosts. It's the beginning of First Year. Marie loves reading, … Continue reading The Butterfly Shell by Maureen White – Book Review

The Muse by Jessie Burton – Book Review

Book Title: The Muse Author: Jessie Burton Genre: Historical Fiction / Adult Fiction Blurb from Goodreads A picture hides a thousand words . . . On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled … Continue reading The Muse by Jessie Burton – Book Review

The Other Half of Happiness (Sofia Khan #2) by Ayisha Malik – Book Review

Please note: The Other Half of Happiness is the sequel to Sofia Khan is Not Obliged. Therefore, parts of the blurb that follows could be construed as spoilers for the outcome of book one. My review for book one, Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged can be found by clicking here. Blurb from Goodreads Sofia Khan … Continue reading The Other Half of Happiness (Sofia Khan #2) by Ayisha Malik – Book Review

The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing edited by Kevin Young – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Poetry serves a unique role in our lives, distilling human experience and emotion down to truths as potent as they are brief. There are two times most people turn to it: for love and loss. The Art of Losing is the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose. Editor … Continue reading The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing edited by Kevin Young – Book Review

A Strange and Brilliant Light by Eli Lee – eARC Book Review

Blurb from NetGalley Lal, Janetta and Rose are living in a time of flux. Technological advance has brought huge financial rewards to those with power, but large swathes of the population are losing their jobs to artificial intelligence, or auts, as they're called. Unemployment is high, discontent is rife and rumours are swirling. Many feel … Continue reading A Strange and Brilliant Light by Eli Lee – eARC Book Review

The Lost Storyteller by Amanda Block – eARC Book Review

Blurb from NetGalley Rebecca hasn't seen her father Leo since she was six. Her family never talk about him, and she has long since pushed him firmly to the back of her mind. All she knows is that, once upon a time, he was a well-loved children's TV star. But when a journalist turns up … Continue reading The Lost Storyteller by Amanda Block – eARC Book Review

The Perils of Book Blogging with a Long Term Chronic Illness

Why did I get into book blogging? Although my book blog is just a little over two years old I have been writing book reviews for almost every book I’ve read since 2012. My own private bookstagram I started out writing mini reviews in photo captions of books I was reading on Instagram... this was … Continue reading The Perils of Book Blogging with a Long Term Chronic Illness