Book Review: Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Previously: Sunday @ Cymera | Coming Soon: May Reading Wrap-Up. Ace of Spades is a debut YA thriller by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé that follows two black students at a prestigious academy who begin to have their secrets exposed to the school. It is published by Usborne on the 10th of June 2021. I was lucky enough… Continue reading Book Review: Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Book Review: Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey

Previously: Consent Book Review| Coming Soon: Friday @ Cymera Last Chance Books is a YA contemporary romance from debut author Kelsey Rodkey. It is published by Harper 360, who was kind enough to provide me with an ARC and will be released on the 18th of May 2021. The book follows Madeline Moore who is… Continue reading Book Review: Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey

Book Review: Consent (#WomensPrize)

Previously: May TBR| Coming Soon: Last Chance Books Review Consent is a contemporary novel by Canadian author Annabel Lyon. It follows two sets of sisters, where one sister is reliant on the other. It was published by Atlantic Books on the 28th of January 2021 and was on the Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2021.… Continue reading Book Review: Consent (#WomensPrize)

Book Review: Detransition, Baby (#WomensPrize)

Previously: Piranesi Book Review| Coming Soon: Dubliners, 'Eveline' Detransition, Baby is a contemporary fiction book by Torrey Peters. Set in New York, we follow Reese, a trans-woman who wants to be a mother, and her ex-partner who has since detransitioned, becoming Ames, and accidentally gotten his boss, Katrina, pregnant. It was published by Serpent’s Tail… Continue reading Book Review: Detransition, Baby (#WomensPrize)

Book Review: Piranesi (#WomensPrize)

Previously: Dubliners, 'Araby' | Coming Soon: Detransition, Baby Piranesi is a fantasy novel from Susannah Clarke, best known for the acclaimed novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. It is published by Bloomsbury, released on the 15th of September 2020, and is longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2021. If you want to know more about the… Continue reading Book Review: Piranesi (#WomensPrize)

Book Review: No One Is Talking About This (#WomensPrize)

Previously: Dubliners, 'An Encounter'| Coming Soon: Nothing But Blue Sky Review No One Is Talking About This is a contemporary novel by Patricia Lockwood which explores our relationship with social media through a character who is ‘famous’ for a viral tweet. It was published by Bloomsbury on February 16th 2021 and has been longlisted for… Continue reading Book Review: No One Is Talking About This (#WomensPrize)

Book Review: Mina and the Undead

Previously: Ariadne Review| Coming Soon: March Reading Wrap Up Mina and the Undead is a young-adult horror/fantasy debut novel by Amy McCaw. Published by UCLan, and set in the 1990s, seventeen-year-old Mina is spending the summer with her sister in New Orleans. What was supposed to be a summer immersed in the local lore and… Continue reading Book Review: Mina and the Undead

Book Review: Ariadne

Previously: Read With Me Announcement | Coming Soon: Mina and the Undead Review Ariadne is a retelling of the Greek mythological character’s life, best known for assisting Theseus in escaping the Minitour’s labyrinth. This book takes the more familiar part of the story and retells it, but it also goes a lot further than that… Continue reading Book Review: Ariadne

Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.

Previously: February TBR| Coming Soon: February Wrap Up The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is a horror novel by Grady Hendrix, who previously wrote My Best Friend’s Exorcism and Horrorstör. It was released on the 7th of July 2020 by Quirk Books. We follow Patricia a bored, middle-aged housewife who is attacked by… Continue reading Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.

Book Review: One by One

Previously: The Tower of Fools Review | Coming Soon: December Reading Wrap-Up One by One is Ruth Ware’s latest thriller around a group of co-workers who get trapped in a ski-chalet after an avalanche. It is published by Vintage Publishing and is released on the 12th of November 2020. I very kindly received an eARC… Continue reading Book Review: One by One