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ARC Review: The Cloisters

The Cloisters ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title:               The Cloisters Author:           Katy Hays Publisher:        Random House Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     19th of January 2023 When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York, she is overjoyed to leave her small town behind and start her summer placement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Due to aContinue reading “ARC Review: The Cloisters”

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A Venom Dark and Sweet

A Venom Dark and Sweet ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title:               A Venom Dark and Sweet Author:           Judy I. Lin Publisher:        Titan Books Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     17th of January 2023 After the eventful ending of A Magic Steeped in Poison, we find Princess Zhen escorted into exile by loyal Ruyi. There are accompanied byContinue reading “A Venom Dark and Sweet”

ARC Review: The Library Suicides

The Library Suicides ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5 stars Title:               The Library Suicides Author:           Fflur Dafydd Publisher:        Hodder & Stoughton Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     19th of January 2023 When Elena, the renowned but controversial writer, committed suicide, no one doubted her motives. Her literature has always been criticised in harsh worlds, but Eban was believedContinue reading “ARC Review: The Library Suicides”

Mini Review: A Dark Inheritance

A Dark Inheritance ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title:               A Dark Inheritance Author:           H. F. Askwith Publisher:        Penguin Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     19th of January 2023 Felix has seen all three of his older brothers die in horrifying circumstances on their eighteenth birthdays. In thirty days, it will be his turn. Unless he canContinue reading “Mini Review: A Dark Inheritance”

ARC Review: The Daughters of Izdihar

The Daughters of Izdihar ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 4.5 out of 5 stars Title:               The Daughters of Izdihar Author:           Hadeer Elsbai Publisher:        Little, Brown Book Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     12th of January 2023 In a world inspired by modern Egyptian history, women begin their fight for equal rights in this wonderful fantasy book. Nehal dreams of nothing moreContinue reading “ARC Review: The Daughters of Izdihar”

Non-fiction: Has populism won?

Has populism won? ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title: Has populism won?Author: Daniel Drache and Marc D. FroesePublisher: ECW Press AudioFormat: ARC, audiobookPublication: 30th January 2023 This non-fiction book explains what populism actually is and how it works. The authors, in a clear and informative way, talk about different kinds of populism and masks/rolesContinue reading “Non-fiction: Has populism won?”

ARC Review: The Things We Do To Our Friends

The Things We Do to Our Friends ⭐⭐⭐ 3 out of 5 stars Title:               The Things We Do to Our Friends Author:           Heather Dawent Publisher:        Penguin Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     12th January 2023 When Clare arrives in Edinburgh to study art history, her real goal is to reinvent herself. She only needs to find aContinue reading “ARC Review: The Things We Do To Our Friends”

The Darlings of the Asylum

The Darlings of the Asylum ⭐⭐⭐.5 3.5 out of 5 stars In Brighton, at the end of the nineteenth century, Violet Pring dreams about a life for herself. While her family tries to force her into a sensible marriage with her wealthy friend, that would solve all their financial problems, she considers herself an aspiringContinue reading “The Darlings of the Asylum”

Non-fiction: We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 out of 5 stars Title:               We Need to Talk Author:           Emily Hunt Publisher:        Ad Lib Publishers Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     1st of June 2023 In this non-fiction position, Emily Hunt tells her heartbreaking story. We follow her narration from when she woke up in a bed with a stranger andContinue reading “Non-fiction: We Need to Talk”

ARC Review: City of Last Chances

City of Last Chances ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5stars Title:               City of Last Chances Author:           Adrian Tchaikovsky Publisher:        Head of Zeus Format:           ARC, ebook Publication:     8th of December 2022 Ilmar, a city under the Palleseen occupation. A presence that aims to uproot the indigenous culture, leading the locals to strictly defined ‘perfection’. Meanwhile, in theContinue reading “ARC Review: City of Last Chances”