The spiral by Iain Ryan

Image from Amazon.co.uk This novel has been described as 'gripping, inventive and utterly unpredictable'. Which it really is, as there are elements to this story that I've never seen done before. It wasn't until half-way through that I actually understood the relationship of the main story and the fantasy story within. Let me expand on... Continue Reading →

The animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

Image from Amazon.co.uk I spied a beautiful copy of this book a while ago on the Waterstones website, a hardback edition with some beautiful painted edges. After reading the synopsis I knew I needed to get my hands on a copy. After all, if the story wasn't so great then at least the book would... Continue Reading →

The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy – Poetry

Image from Amazon.co.uk The Bees is a collection of poetry by Carol Ann Duffy and this is her first collection as Poet Laureate published in 2011. I came across this collection in my ever increasing search for poetry and what a beautiful collection it is. The theme of bees runs central throughout, scattered between pages... Continue Reading →

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Image from Amazon.co.uk This novel has been on my to be read pile for a while but I've been avoiding it as the print is quite small in the paperback version. (I have become one of those people where font size matters) I even considered buying an e-book copy so I could manage the sizing.... Continue Reading →

Lost Time by D.L. Orton

Image from Amazon.co.uk In June 2020 I took part in a blog tour for D.L. Orton's book Crossing in time. The first in the, between two evils series. The book is centered around a love story with sci-fi, dystopian elements. I'm not overly fond of novels that heavily involve love/ romance and despite stating that... Continue Reading →

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