We Hunt the Flame is the October BoTM of Stars and Sorcery, hosted by my friend Nandini @ Unputdownable Books. If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ll know of my aversion for high fantasy. I used to love fantasy growing up but my tastes changed as I grew older. I stopped reading…… Continue reading We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
The Postcard is the sequel to Zoë Folbigg’s bestselling novel The Note, based on the heartwarming true story of her and her ‘Train Man’. In The Postcard, we follow Maya and James after a trip to their friend’s lavish Indian wedding in Udaipur. Since their relationship is based on ‘love at first sight’, Maya is afraid that…… Continue reading Blog tour + extract: The Postcard by Zoë Folbigg
Banned Book Club (BBC) is a meme I host where we read one historically challenged book a month, in an effort to support free speech. August’s BoTM is Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. Banned for: The cover image of two boys kissing, including “sexually explicit LGBT content”, condoning public displays of affection. Goodreads synopsis: New…… Continue reading BBC spotlight: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
I received a copy of this book from its publicist in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I had earlier worked Hannah Fielding to review her book, Indiscretion. As you’ll see in my review, it was an angsty story set in Spain which I enjoyed despite disliking…… Continue reading Concerto by Hannah Fielding
I received an advanced copy of this book from its publicists in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Explosive love story? A relationship that bends the rules of time as we know it? Mysticism? I heard these about the book and my first thought was “where can…… Continue reading The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons
I received a copy of this book from Transworld Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Transworld has a habit of publishing all my favourite reads and I’m so glad I received a review copy of this one! Ellie and the Harpmaker was one of my…… Continue reading Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior
There, I said it. I first read the book when I was a teenager, and yes, my first impression was that of a tragic love story too. But re-reading it and years of watching popular culture tell women that the tortured hero is sexy and “partner material” has convinced me otherwise. And now I’m going…… Continue reading No, Wuthering Heights is not a love story.