REVIEW: Insatiable by Daisy Buchanan

In brief: Nothing is going to plan in Violet’s life until she meets the glamourous Lottie and Simon. Suddenly, everything is sorted – but for how long? The good: It’s honest about everything. The not-so-good: The ending was a little too neat for me. Why I chose it: Sounded interesting. Thanks to Hachette for the... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 1/3/21

Happy autumn/spring. It’s still feeling rather summery as I write this. It might have been summery over the last week, I was honestly too busy to notice. I had two books arrive in the mail last week and I managed to get a couple of hours of shopping in too: The Other Black Girl by... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Luster by Raven Leilani

In brief: Edie’s life is a mess of wrong choices. When she meets Eric, it’s meant to be nothing but a hook-up but somehow she gets entangled with his whole family The good: It’s warts and all, no pretty Instagram filters here. The not-so-good: Sometimes the reader feels far removed from Edie and the action.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

  In brief: Four women are trying to keep their heads above water in their competitive lives in Seoul. The good: Different setting, different troubles. The not-so-good: Wasn’t as shocking as other reviews had led me to believe. Why I chose it: Read many excellent reviews. Year: 2020 Pages: 274 Publisher: Viking (Penguin) Setting: Mainly... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

In brief: Jenny’s life is falling apart at the seams. The only thing good is Instagram…until it turns around to bite her too. The good: Some interesting ideas explored. The not-so-good: It really didn’t flow for me and it was difficult to feel for Jenny. Why I chose it: Really, really enjoyed Animals. Year: 2020... Continue Reading →

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