Blurb: Our stories about identity, about sexuality, about family, about love, about power. About growing up as people of colour. -- Title: I Will Not be Erased Editor: gal-dem Contributors: Yumna Al-Arashi, Samanthi Theminimulle, Nina Dahmani, Niellah Arboine, Sara Jafari, Kuchenga, Layale, Leah Cowan, Candace Lee Camacho, Liv Little, Kemi Alemoru, Kuba Shand-Baptiste, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and Grace Holliday Publisher: Walker … Continue reading Review: I Will Not be Erased edited by gal-dem
I absolutely love doing tag posts so thought it was about time to make one of my own! I'm a big believer in books that make you feel something - whether it's good or bad - so thought I'd put together a little tag where we can share our favourites! *disclaimer: I haven't seen this … Continue reading A Book for All Occasions!
Blurb: Sometimes it takes the worst of times to bring out the best in people. I hoped the Nazis would be defeated. And they were. I hoped the war would be over. And it was. I hoped we would be safe. But we aren't. My name is Felix. Her name is Anya. This is our story. … Continue reading Review: Soon by Morris Gleitzman
Planning characters is probably one of my favourite parts of starting a WIP. There's so much you can do and you get to be as specific or vague as you like! Characters are the drivers of your story and need to be believable to keep your reader interested. Part of making sure that happens is … Continue reading Planning Characters!
Blurb: Dexter Morgan appears to be the perfect gentleman. He leads a normal, quiet life working as a forensic officer for the Miami Police. He has a nice, shy girlfriend and is liked by her young children. But Dexter has a secret hobby. He's an accomplished serial killer.So far he's killed dozens of people and has … Continue reading Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Blurb: I'm going to tell you the word that ruins my entire life: Big. Because my name is Jemima Small. But I am exactly the opposite.Jemima Small is funny and smart. She know a lot of things. Like the fact that she's made of 206 bones, over 600 muscles and trillions of cells. What she doesn't … Continue reading Review: Jemima Small versus the Universe by Tamsin Winter
If you're looking to start or have started your own book club, there's one thing that I'd really recommend preparing beforehand - and that's questions. Whether you're someone who wants to structure your hour (or however long the meeting is) or you just want a rough guide, planning your questions or discussion points ahead is … Continue reading Book Club Questions!
Blurb: When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in 'self-defence' and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. … Continue reading Review: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
So this year, about a month ago to be more exact, I started a YA book club through work. Every month, we meet to discuss a YA novel for an hour where there's chocolate and a nice cosy atmosphere and I LOVE IT! So far we're only met twice but both have been wonderful. To … Continue reading Starting a Book Club!
** A GIVEAWAY IS CURRENTLY LIVE OVER ON TWITTER TO WIN A COPY OF STARFELL! Entries close on March 19th and winner will be announced same day! 😊 Blurb: Willow Moss is a bit odd. But then the best people often are - and sometimes odd is what it takes to save the day...Willow Moss, the … Continue reading Review: Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente