Book Review: After the Last Dance by Sarra Manning

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I have read a lot of Sarra Manning's work and I usually really enjoy it, particularly the YA offerings. In After the Last Dance, Manning tries her hand at writing historical fiction, and I am left with mixed feelings. The book features two plots, one following a teenage runaway called Rose in London during WWII, and … Continue reading Book Review: After the Last Dance by Sarra Manning

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

(goodreads) I am a big fan of Holly Black's work, especially her Curseworkers series. It took me a while to finally get around to reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, but I knew I'd enjoy it. It is typical Holly Black fare: gothic and creepy, centred on a reckless protagonist, and with the fantastic beautifully … Continue reading Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Book Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal By Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson (goodreads) THIS. BOOK. I'm just going to go right ahead and give this 10/10. I don't usually use the highlight function on the kindle reader, but every line of Winterson's beautifully crafted prose is just begging to be mulled over, quoted, and treasured. Her … Continue reading Book Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal By Jeanette Winterson

Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

(source: goodreads) After I finished watching Netflix's drama series The Crown I was in the mood for more royalty centred media. So I picked up The Royal We, a truly excellent book written by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan of the fashion blog GoFugYourself. The Royal We is loosely inspired by the Prince William and … Continue reading Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan