The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer | Book Review

The Female Persuasion Summary To be admired by someone we admire—we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman […]

Asymmetry | Book Review

Title: Asymmetry Author: Lisa Halliday Series: n/a Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publishing Date: 6th February 2018 Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, “Folly” tells the story of Alice, a young […]

The Poppy War | Book Review

Title: The Poppy War Author: R.F.Kuang Series: The Poppy War #1 Publisher: Harper Voyager Publishing Date: 1st May 2018 When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from […]

A Gathering Of Shadows | Book Review

Title: A Gathering Of Shadows Author: V E Schwab Series: Shades of Magic #2 Publisher: Tor Books Publishing Date: 26th February 2016 Whilst I do try to make sure my reviews don’t have any spoilers in them, this review does contain mentions of events in the first book, so if you haven’t read it I […]

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares | Book Review

Title: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares Author: Krystal Suthderland Series: N/A Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Publishing Date: 5th September 2017 When I took A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares out of the library I was expecting a rather trashy, stereotypical teen book, with underdeveloped, 2-D characters and a cliché plot, […]

A Darker Shade Of Magic | Book Review

Title: A Darker Shade Of Magic Author: V E Schwab Series: Shades of Magic #1 Publisher: Tor Books Publishing Date: 24th February 2015 I must begin by saying that the first time I read A Darker Shade of Magic I wasn’t that impressed. I thought it to be decent and even good when the story […]