This summer, my love affair with Laura Lam began. I first came across her essay in Nasty Women, then discovered a proof of Shattered Minds in my bookmail. Realising it was somewhat of a sequel to False Hearts, I decided to go back and read that first – I recommend you do the same too.… Continue reading Shattered Minds by Laura Lam | 1 Minute Reviews
One of my favourite things in the world is finding a well-curated novella table in a bookshop. Waterstones Kensington always has a couple of great ones – translated novellas, seasonally appropriate novellas and a truly great one of Bowie’s favourites where I found one of the below. Novellas can be a wonderful way to explore… Continue reading Short and Sweet: How about a novella?
I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Julie Cohen earlier this year and interviewing her for Hillingdon Libraries, alongside Rowan Coleman and Lisa Jewell. All through the talk I was fangirling at all three authors, and desperately trying to find a way to explain this novel without giving too much away. I’ll give it a… Continue reading Together by Julie Cohen | 1 Minute Reviews
Please note, disabled readers – this book discusses the medical torture of a number of disabled people and thus is a very difficult and possibly triggering read. Do take care. This novel also discusses alcoholism and familial domestic abuse. I didn’t know about Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova until 4th Estate sent me this copy of… Continue reading The Less You Know The Sounder You Sleep by Juliet Butler | 1 Minute Reviews
In quite a big change to regular content, this review is focussing on a book that is currently on available as an ebook – though I hold my hopes that HQ Digital will eventually release the trilogy as paperbacks. Luckily for me, HQ gave me a printed copy of the manuscript to read as my… Continue reading The Book of Fire by Michelle Kenney | 1 Minute Reviews
I’ve never really connected with DC’s comic book heroes in the way I have with Marvel. As a child, I was more interested in the X-Men and the myriad of genders and non human characters on screen. That has started to change, as Diana has moved more into the forefront due to her more recent… Continue reading Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo | 1 Minute Reviews
I was incredibly lucky earlier this year to meet Rowan Coleman as I chaired a panel she was on, along with Julie Cohen and Lisa Jewell, discussing their newest releases. It did dissolve quite quickly into me fangirling in their general direction, but I think it was at least relatively coherent. For Rowan, we were… Continue reading The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman | 1 Minute Reviews