Extracts

Exclusive extract from Second Sister, a zeitgeisty hacker thriller

This post is a part of the Blog Tour for Second Sister by Chan Ho-Kei. At this point, anyone who’s read a single blog post on here knows just how much I enjoy thrillers. I very badly wanted to read Second Sister for this blog tour but turned down a copy because I was supposed…… Continue reading Exclusive extract from Second Sister, a zeitgeisty hacker thriller

General

SUDTP20: The piece of experimental fiction I’m looking forward to most.

This blog post is part of the tour for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize longlist. On the longlist for SUDTP20 is Meena Kandasamy’s stunning second book, Exquisite Cadavers. The title is obviously a reference to the parlour game by the same name that the Paris surrealists came up with. You may also know it…… Continue reading SUDTP20: The piece of experimental fiction I’m looking forward to most.

Problematic faves

On Susan Pevensie | You did our girl wrong, C.S. Lewis.

Ah, Susan Pevensie. Elder Sister. Queen Susan of the Horn. Eye-roll expert. In a world where characters saw talking animals and the part-human/part-goat fauns and just said “hmm, I don’t see anything odd here,” Susan was the voice of caution, doubt, and common sense. So why did she get the crappiest ending of all the…… Continue reading On Susan Pevensie | You did our girl wrong, C.S. Lewis.

Book Reviews

Genre-bending storytelling in Ken Liu’s The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

I’ve always been a big fan of books that do not conform to any one genre. Their stories are always unique and as a writer, I can see how much flexibility and room the style can offer. Having already read and loved Ken Liu’s Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, it was a given I’d jump…… Continue reading Genre-bending storytelling in Ken Liu’s The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

Book Reviews

Blog tour: When You See Me by Lisa Gardner

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. As a big lover of psychological thrillers and books about police procedure, I’ve been meaning to pick up one of Lisa Gardner’s acclaimed books for quite some time now. This…… Continue reading Blog tour: When You See Me by Lisa Gardner

Book Reviews

The Heartless Divine by Varsha Ravi

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. My Gods, never have I ever spent this much time dissecting a book with someone! For you see, I buddy-read this book with my friend Ahana from To Heart’s Content.…… Continue reading The Heartless Divine by Varsha Ravi

Book Reviews

Blog tour: Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

I received a copy of this book from the publicist in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Paullina is back with the conclusion to the explosive End of Forever trilogy and I can’t wait to find out how it’s all tied up! This series is about how…… Continue reading Blog tour: Inexpressible Island by Paullina Simons

Book Reviews

Blog tour | Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewer. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Edit: This blog post was initially titled “Hey Tweet Cute, I Want My Wig Back”. I’ve since come to know that it doesn’t have its origin in stan culture as…… Continue reading Blog tour | Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Book Reviews

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Being a huge Jane Austen fan, Miss Austen was one of my most anticipated reads of 2020. I’ve always been fascinated by Jane’s personal life, especially her relationship with…… Continue reading Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Book Reviews

The Other You by J. S. Monroe

I received a copy of this book from the publicist in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Psychological thrillers are my easy sell so it’s no wonder I immediately jumped on the opportunity to review this book. Read on to find out if it matched my expectations.…… Continue reading The Other You by J. S. Monroe

Wrap-ups

Auld lang syne: Here’s looking at you, 2019.

Heya, nerds! Here’s a fun fact for you: Every year, I religiously write a wrap-up post about my proudest moments of the year. That’d make you think this human construct of the mark of a New Year matters to me, wouldn’t you? In my 25 years of life on this godforsaken Earth, I’ve never stayed…… Continue reading Auld lang syne: Here’s looking at you, 2019.