🥳 Celebrating Black British History: ‘My Name Is Leon’ Book Review 🥳

Heartbreaking and tender, My Name Is Leon is my favourite of the new AQA texts. Here’s why. Name: My Name Is Leon Author: Chinoyerem Odimba Published: 2016 Did you know that AQA are updating their modern drama set texts for the GCSEs in 2025? The Princess and the Hustler is one of the proposed textsContinue reading “🥳 Celebrating Black British History: ‘My Name Is Leon’ Book Review 🥳”

🥳 Celebrating Black British Identity: ‘Leave Taking’ Play Review 🥳

I’m reading the new AQA texts to see if as with Leave Taking, these plays are well chosen and an insight into Black British identity… Name: Leave Taking Author: Winsome Pinnock Published: 1987 Did you know that AQA are updating their modern drama set texts for the GCSEs in 2025? The Princess and the HustlerContinue reading “🥳 Celebrating Black British Identity: ‘Leave Taking’ Play Review 🥳”

🥳 Celebrating Black British Families: ‘The Princess and the Hustler’ Play Review🥳

I’m reading the new AQA texts so that you don’t have to! To see if, as with The Princess and the Hustler, these plays are well chosen and an insight into Black British identity… Name: The Princess and the Hustler Author: Chinoyerem Odimba Published: 2019 Did you know that AQA are updating their modern dramaContinue reading “🥳 Celebrating Black British Families: ‘The Princess and the Hustler’ Play Review🥳”

Worth The Hype? ‘The First To Die At The End’ Book Review

How would you live if you knew you were going to die? A thought provoking and timely ethical dilemma spun with human storytelling and even more beautiful characters. Name: The First To Die At The End Author: Adam Silvera Published: 2022 In a prequel to They Both Die At The End, The First To DieContinue reading “Worth The Hype? ‘The First To Die At The End’ Book Review”

Lovable Insanity: ‘Nona The Ninth’ Book Review

This book is insane. Insanely good and also just plain insane. Here’s why… Name: Nona The Ninth Author: Tamsyn Muir Published: 2022 You need to be mentally strong to get through this book. Nona the Ninth is insane. Insanely good and also just plain insane. But you just accept it because this is the thirdContinue reading “Lovable Insanity: ‘Nona The Ninth’ Book Review”

The Future Of Fantasy: ‘The Witch King’ Review

The Witch King is original. Truly something special. What makes it so different is… Name: The Witch King Author: H. E. Edgmon Published: June 2021 To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind. This debut YA fantasy will leave you spellbound. In Asalin,Continue reading “The Future Of Fantasy: ‘The Witch King’ Review”

Booktok Lied To Me: The Secret History Review

Did I enjoy The Secret History? No. But were the vibes immaculate? Yes. Name: The Secret History Author: Donna Tartt Published: 1997 Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away fromContinue reading “Booktok Lied To Me: The Secret History Review”

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”

Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!

Brutal. This book is gloriously, gorgeously brutal – it takes no prisoners, and your breath away. Name: Gideon the Ninth (Locked Tomb Series: Book 1) Author: Tamsyn Muir Published: 2019 Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons,Continue reading “Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!”

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”