ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens

Not for the faint of hearts or weak of knees, this is an incredibly visceral, brutal book. In short: bi panic means aunt is nearly eaten by sexy goblins, while her ace niece uses ace superpowers to avoid goblin seduction… but her family cracks under weight of witchy lies. Name: Not Good For Maidens Author:Continue reading “ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens”

TTT 30/8/22: Why Were These Books Banned? Should They Stay Banned?

Why are books banned? There’s certainly some crazy reasons out there. Whenever I see banned books lists, it often bugs me that it doesn’t say why they were banned in the first place. So, I thought I’d do some research for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday and compile a list for you! Reading banned booksContinue reading “TTT 30/8/22: Why Were These Books Banned? Should They Stay Banned?”

Books That Changed My Life: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Review

As much as I cringe to say it, this book changed my life. ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ came to me at a time when I really needed it. At once inspiration, education and aspirational, I have a lingering sense of empowerment and challenge from turning the final page. Name: Girl, Woman, Other Author: Bernadine Evaristo Published:Continue reading “Books That Changed My Life: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Review”

A Controversial Thriller: ‘As Good As Dead’ Review

This will be quite a polarizing book… that was a RIDE. Name: As Good As Dead Author: Holly Jackson Published: August 2021 Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. She’s used to online death threats in the wake of her viral true-crime podcast,Continue reading “A Controversial Thriller: ‘As Good As Dead’ Review”

Iron Widow: A Raging Review

Gloriously brutal. Feminist and furious. There’s a reason Iron Widow has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for 34 weeks. Here’s why. Name: Iron Widow Author: Xiran Jay Zhao Published: Oct 2021 The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle theContinue reading “Iron Widow: A Raging Review”

Recent Release Review: She Gets The Girl

Although the book brings a lot of much needed representation to rom com genre, I doubt I’ll remember it very well… Name: She Gets The Girl Author: Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick Published: April 2022 Alex Blackwood is a little bit headstrong, with a dash of chaos and a whole lot of flirt. She knowsContinue reading “Recent Release Review: She Gets The Girl”

‘Lady Midnight’ Book Review: Is It Worth the hype?

The biggest plot twist of the book: I actually ended up loving it! Name: Lady Midnight Author: Cassandra Clare Published: 2016 It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young womanContinue reading “‘Lady Midnight’ Book Review: Is It Worth the hype?”

A Teen Girl’s Review Of ‘The Bell Jar’

I always shy away from reviewing classics because, as a teenager, I feel like I’m not qualified enough talk about these great works of literature. But, I love talking about books, I love (most) classics and I loved The Bell Jar. Here’s why. Name: The Bell Jar Author: Sylvia Plath Published: 1963 When Esther GreenwoodContinue reading “A Teen Girl’s Review Of ‘The Bell Jar’”

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo: Worth The Hype?

Read it for the history, read it for the hype, but for me, The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo wasn’t all I was promised. Name: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Published: 2017 Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorousContinue reading “The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo: Worth The Hype?”

Rated E for Emotional: ‘The Nobleman’s Guide To Scandal And Shipwrecks’

A perfect ending to THE best historical young adult series. Ever. You can quote me on that. Book: The Nobleman’s Guide To Scandal and Shipwrecks Author: Mackenzie Lee Published: Nov 2021 Adrian Montague has a bright future. The sole heir to his father’s estate, he is an up and coming political writer and engaged toContinue reading “Rated E for Emotional: ‘The Nobleman’s Guide To Scandal And Shipwrecks’”