Review: Mikey and Me, by Teresa Sullivan

Heads up, readers: this is my first non-fiction review!! <thunderous applause in the background> This is such a sad and uplifting story, and is a fascinating read for anybody who loves novels with a bit of everything in: love, tragedy and ultimately hope. I binge read this in two days whilst moving house and I loved…

Review: The Book of Fire, by Michelle Kenney

Sometimes, you come across a book that you can’t quite categorise. Is it a science-fiction novel, is it a fantasy novel, or is it just a straight YA novel? The Book of Fire is one of these: I picked it up expected a straight fantasy romp, and it ended up twisting and turning like a…

The top recent thrillers you should be reading

It’s getting on for the end of August, and it’s almost time to put those beach books away and head back for work- but not quite yet, because the thrills keep on coming, and authors keep on publishing excellent novels. Thrillers, and psychological novels, are one of my favourite genres, simply for the way in…

Review: Mask of Shadows, by Linsey Miller

The danger with fantasy novels- and with YA ones in particular- is that they often run the risk of blurring into each other. With so many young people fighting to define themselves in various fantasy kingdoms, often with a dictator or monarch involved, your story needs to have a hell of a good plot or…

Review: Midnight at the Bright Idea Bookstore, by Michael Sullivan

This book is a strange mix of genres. Combining mystery and tragedy with the sort of lived-in quality of Matt Haig’s novels, it’s a mixture that throws you off guard when reading. You’re not entirely sure what to make of it. Perhaps that’s part of its charm. The story is set in Denver, where Lydia…