Author Interview: Essa Hansen

It’s been five days and counting since I finished Essa Hansen’s Nophek Gloss, and I still can’t get it off my mind! Before I even sat down to write my 5-star review of this brilliant debut novel, I went out on a limb and contacted Essa for a blog interview, and she was kind enough […]

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Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen

I judged Nophek Gloss by its cover (and judged it to be freakin’ cool), so I requested a review copy without paying too much attention to the blurb. Well, what a surprising way to discover one of my new favourite sci-fi novels! Much more than a coming of age book (and a very different one […]

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What’s up, November?

Hello, good bookishfolk! I hope the spirits have guided your hands to some excellent reads this Halloween. – What Happened – Given that I’m yet to post a review this month, I think its safe to say that, er, not much happened? Although I did FINALLY get my first cat, who is just the bestest […]

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The Aggressive by Gem Jackson

Goodreads | Amazon Publisher: Self-published Publish Date: 31 August 2020 Page Count: 380 pages The Aggressive by Gem Jackson is a gut-wrenching explosion of a debut, and one of the best sci-fi books I’ve read this year. I first heard about it in this positive review, so I was excited when the author offered me a […]

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What’s up, September?

– What Happened – Hello, bookfriends! I used a fair amount of annual leave in August, which meant plenty of extra reading time. I was able to get through the five books on my monthly To Be Read list, as well as a bonus two. The House of Styx was a stunning read and is […]

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Afterland by Lauren Beukes

Go odreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive Publisher: Penguin Books Publish Date: 28 July 2020 Page Count: 411 pages A slow-burn story about a mother and son on the run, Lauren Beukes’ dystopian thriller Afterland contains some of the most impressive prose I’ve come across recently. It’s a feminist critique […]

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