“The House on Rye Lane” entwines timelines into a chilling narrative, where a house in Peckham exudes dread, ensnaring characters in its eerie curse. Recommended.
The Seawomen impressed with its slow start building up to a satisfying end. Whilst predictable and obvious: ‘power corrupts’, it wasn’t told in an overt way, you had to pay attention. A book that resonates.
The Bone Shard Daughter is a satisfying though wanting end to a novel on human experience. What makes us human? Are humans made or born? Indentured servitude or slavery, is one worst or better? What is the alternative? Is it acceptable to do unacceptable things for the greater good? Who defines the greater good?
Plus there’s magic, mystery, and fantasy
Xianxia novels are high-fantasy stories that feature magic, demons, ghosts, magical beasts, immortals, and Chinese folklore and mythology. Jade Fire Gold is a really great read and I’m hoping there is a sequel or at the very least another book in this universe.
Three Black women are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man in Stockholm as they build their new lives in the most open society run by the most private people. Important themes, let down by unrealistic characters
If a revenge wedding that spirals into a fight to the death is your kind of thing, then look no further than The Venue to keep you entertained.
Because people are more aware of the impact of racism on mental and physical health and are willing to share openly to remove the stigma, there is hope that things can and will change. David Harewood’s memoir is an interesting and thoughtful read on this topic.
When you find a book that resonates, is fun, interesting, engaging and well written, you can’t help but wallow in the warm glow of bookish love. Murderbot is a character that will either grow on you (before the end of chapter 1) or you will adore instantly, there are no other options.
When you stumble upon a book that not only captivates your imagination but also whisks you away into a realm of magic and mystery, you can’t help but feel a sense of childlike wonder
The name Murderbot invokes so much curiosity. I’m glad that I took that first step to find out more about this complex and wry personality. Looking forward to more adventures with this character.