Thanks to Penguin Press UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Hmmm…how does one summarise a book such as this? I guess by saying it is VERY Italian. The book is an autobiographical account of the life of the Italian writer Sibilla Aleramo and follows the early part of her life and career at the beginning of the 20th century. Continue reading ““A Woman” by Sibilla Aleramo”
Thanks to Headline and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I was really excited to read this book when I first heard about it. I am currently doing my Masters in Classical Studies and I teach it at High School level too so anything which prompts deeper thinking or poses interesting questions I am 100% here for.
The book is split into eight chapters covering topics ranging from violence against women, war, dieting and body image, gender fluidity and…Beyonce. So far, so interesting.
Continue reading ““Antigone Rising” by Helen Morales”
Thanks to Little Brown and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
This book made me feel interested in and enthused about Maths which is really saying a lot. I know a lot of people say they hate Maths but I don’t, I just really, really struggle to understand it. A friend of mine who is now a Professor of Mathematics once told me to think of it like a language. Little did he know that I am crap at languages too.
Anyway, this book is something rather special. I was worried that it was going to be one of those awfully clever books that makes me feel thick, but I was pleasantly surprised (and relieved!).
Continue reading ““The Tenth Muse” by Catherine Chung”
Thanks to Hachette Children’s Group and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
So I was really pumped to read this, I really like Hargrave’s writing and I’m also really excited to read The Mercies when it’s released. Plus, a feminist Brides of Dracula retelling? Yeah, I’m here for that.
Continue reading ““The Deathless Girls” by Kiran Millwood Hargrave”
Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump recently, I haven’t read any particularly interesting or exciting new YA releases lately so to say my expectations were low going into this would be an understatement of epic proportions.
Continue reading ““Sorcery of Thorns” by Margaret Rogerson”
Thanks to Quercus Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I reaaaaaally loved this one. Mayan Mythology, the Jazz Age and a plucky heroine? Yes please. I’m slightly miffed I’ve never come across this author before though. I assumed this was a debut but I went to look at her Goodreads author page and she’s written loads! Publishers, can we have more money pumped into promoting authors like this please?
Continue reading ““Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”
Thanks to Hot Key Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
In the introduction to this book the author Yasmin Rahman talks about how she wanted to write a book for young people, a book that would resonate with teens who feel the same way she did as a teen. I’d definitely say she has nailed that aim, this 100% feels like a YA book with its audience firmly in mind.
Continue reading ““All the Things We Never Said” by Yasmin Rahman”
Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Full disclosure, I hadn’t read the first book in this series before I read this book. I feel like everyone in the world would be happier if a brief summary of the previous book/s in a series was included at the beginning of subsequent novels.
Anyhoo, I digress.
Continue reading ““Lady Smoke” by Laura Sebastian”
Thanks to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
So the media hype is most definitely real with this one. Quite simply, this is a book about the lives, loves and desires of three women. Maggie, a young woman who has become a local pariah, despite being a victim of a predatory teacher. Lina, a victim of abuse trapped in a loveless marriage, who still pines over a lost love, and Sloane, an enigmatic woman from a background of privilege who has a complicated relationship with her own needs and desires.
Continue reading ““Three Women” by Lisa Taddeo”
Thanks to Penguin Books UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is a book of two parts. In Part 1, Tequila Leila, a Turkish prostitute has been murdered and thrown into a dumpster. It takes 10 minutes and 38 seconds for the last remnants of her consciousness to fade away. In this short amount of time, she reflects upon her time on this earth and those she shared her life with.
Continue reading ““10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World” by Elif Shafak”