Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads A misfit man finds a misfit dog. Ray, aged fifty-seven, ‘too old for starting over, too young for giving up’, and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter. Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast – but they quickly find in each other a strange companionship … Continue reading Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume – Book Review

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Dante can swim. Ari can't. Dante is articulate and self-assured. Ari has a hard time with words and suffers from self-doubt. Dante gets lost in poetry and art. Ari gets lost in thoughts of his older brother who is in prison. Dante is fair skinned. Ari's features are much darker. It seems … Continue reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – Book Review

Roomies by Christina Lauren – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Marriages of convenience are so… inconvenient. Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a bigtime musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is … Continue reading Roomies by Christina Lauren – Book Review

Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 'Reading has saved my life, again and again, and has held my hand through every difficult time' For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights … Continue reading Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink – eARC Book Review

The Missing Pieces of Me by Amanda Mandeville – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Willow and Dustin. They're the perfect couple, everyone says so. And since the birth of their baby daughter, Dustin is sure his little family is all he will ever need. So his world is shattered when he arrives home to find that Willow has disappeared, leaving only a cryptic note to say … Continue reading The Missing Pieces of Me by Amanda Mandeville – eARC Book Review

After the Silence by Louise O’Neill – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Nessa Crowley's murderer has been protected by silence for ten years.Until a team of documentary makers decide to find out the truth.On the day of Henry and Keelin Kinsella's wild party at their big house a violent storm engulfed the island of Inisrun, cutting it off from the mainland. When morning broke … Continue reading After the Silence by Louise O’Neill – eARC Book Review

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Who are the Nowhere Girls? They're every girl. But they start with just three. Grace, the preacher's daughter who moves into the former house of a girl whose pain adorns the walls. Bold Rosina, who dreams of a life of playing music instead of waitressing her uncle's restaurant. And misunderstood Erin, the … Continue reading The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed – Book Review

We Are Family by Nicola Gill – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Laura has a laid back attitude to life. Her home isn’t spotless, and after a hard day she likes to take to bed with a block of cheese. Jess, on the other hand, is your classic overachiever: The Big Sister, Chief of Chivvying, Queen of the family WhatsApp. Her life is picture-perfect. … Continue reading We Are Family by Nicola Gill – eARC Book Review

The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads What if death is only the beginning?When Harriet Stoker dies after falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a group of ghosts, each with a special power.Felix, Kasper, Rima and Leah welcome Harriet into their world, eager to make friends with the new arrival after decades alone. Yet Harriet … Continue reading The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James – eARC Book Review

Adult Virgins Anonymous by Amber Crewe – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Are you still a virgin?Want to talk about it in a safe space?Meetings every other Tuesday.You're not alone. Kate Mundy's life is not going to plan. Nearing thirty, she's been made redundant from her job, her oldest friends have quietly left her behind, and she can barely admit her biggest secret: she's … Continue reading Adult Virgins Anonymous by Amber Crewe – eARC Book Review

Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads At sixteen, Emmie Blue stood in the fields of her school and released a red balloon into the sky. Attached was her name, her email address…and a secret she desperately wanted to be free of. Weeks later, on a beach in France, Lucas Moreau discovered the balloon and immediately emailed the attached … Continue reading Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis – eARC Book Review

The Life of a Banana by P.P. Wong – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana - yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and … Continue reading The Life of a Banana by P.P. Wong – eARC Book Review