Book review: The Girls at 17 Swann Street

5/5 stars. Trigger warning: I do not recommend this for people who are currently suffering from an eating disorder or are just starting recovery simply because it feels so realistic and relapsing is a thing. Wow. I’m not sure where to start with this book. It hit me really hard. As the trigger warning indicates,…

Book review: You Are Not You by Simon Rosenberg

2/5 stars So… Thanks to Netgalley and the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. And unfortunately, because I’m being honest, my review of this particular book is not very positive. I very nearly gave up on this one several times, and ended up skimming through…

Book review: The Map of Us by Jules Preston

4/5 stars This was a free review copy from Netgalley. The book loosely follows the history of the North family through several generations and from the POV of quite a lot of people. It’s a story of kindness, extreme violence, hope and grief.  It’s a story of charts, numbers and indexes, of a turquoise blue…

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: 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…

Book review: Lies by T.M. Logan

3/5 stars I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Joe Lynch leads an average but happy life with his wife Mel and his young son William and doesn’t have a care in the world, until one fateful afternoon when he sees his wife’s car somewhere it shouldn’t be…