Book review: Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Imogen Church Trigger warning: domestic abuse We follow Loveday Cardew, who has worked in the Lost for Words second-hand bookshop since she was 15, and full time since she left school. She is a tough, pierced and tattooed book lover, who is determined to make it on her own…

Book review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan

5/5 stars Audible version, narrated by (mostly) Seth MacFarlane. So this is definitely out of my comfort zone, but boy did I enjoy it! I find science in general and space and astronomy/astrophysics in particular really fascinating, but it’s not exactly my forte. Growing up I guess I was always more interested in/encouraged to pursue…

Book review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

5/5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this ARC. HSP/trigger warning: paedophilia. Wow, this book really got under my skin. And if I hadn’t had other things to do I probably would have finished it in a day. As it was I read the last 70% or so in one…

Book review: The Third Swimmer by Rosalind Brackenbury

“To live is to throw something out in front of you, a hope, a belief; it’s chucking your own heart ahead of you like a life belt.”   4/5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a review copy. This book takes some digesting. Both in the reading of and in…

Book review: I am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden So, I debated with myself whether this was 3 or 4 stars and am still not 100% sure. But, it’s summer, it’s nice weather, I’m feeling generous. 😉 The story begins with the disappearance of teenage girl Anna Ballard, as she takes a weekend trip to London…

Book review: Watching Edie by Camilla Way

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Chloe Massey and Kathryn Griffiths This story takes place before and after. You only find out before and after what towards the very end, and I gotta tell you it’s a humdinger, and something I didn’t see coming until we were almost there. The Before part is told by…

Book review: Sheets by Brenna Thummler

3/5 stars. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC. I’ll be the first to admit I’m a novice when it comes to graphic novels, but the cute cover appealed to me, so I snagged this one anyway. I love Fables, but other than that often feel like the stories told in graphic novels…