BOOK REVIEW: NINTH HOUSE BY LEIGH BARDUGO

Summary: published by:Gollancz genres: fantasy, dark academia, adult content warnings: rape of a child, sexual assault under influence of a magical drug, drowning, heavy violence, gore, drug addiction, overdosing, death, suicide, blackmail, self-harm, and forced consumption of human waste. Read if you liked: The Secret History, If We Were Villains, Sawkill Girls Synopsis: Galaxy “Alex” Stern … More BOOK REVIEW: NINTH HOUSE BY LEIGH BARDUGO

BOOK REVIEW: The Dragon Republic by R.F Kuang

Summary: published by:  HarperVoyager genres: fantasy, high fantasy, military fantasy, adult fantasy content warnings: rape scenes, battle/death scenes, child death, torture, getting drunk, execution, body horror, drug use, addiction Book one (The Poppy War) review Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed … More BOOK REVIEW: The Dragon Republic by R.F Kuang

BOOK REVIEW: STATION ELEVEN BY EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL

Summary: published by:  Knopf genres: science fiction, post-apocalyptic, adult fiction content warnings: mentions of a rape, kidnapping, suicide, religious cults, infidelity, smoking, depictions of death by a heart attack, child marriages read if you’re a fan of: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro & post-apocalyptic stories that focus on people rather than the ‘science’ of how the … More BOOK REVIEW: STATION ELEVEN BY EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL

ARC REVIEW: Criers War by Nina Varela

Summary: published by: HarperTeen genres: fantasy, lgbtq+, young adult content warnings: death of family, depictions of hangings/torture, government control, oppression & state-sanctioned violence, war themes, general depictions around violence and murder read if you’re a fan of:  The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie, media representing/exploring the humanity of … More ARC REVIEW: Criers War by Nina Varela

BOOK REVIEW: JACK OF HEARTS (AND OTHER PARTS) BY L.C ROSEN

Summary: published by: Little, Brown Books genres: contemporary, lgbt+ fiction, YA content warnings:Discussions around sex, descriptions of sex, bullying/stalking and threatening messages, homophobia, use of slurs (f**) read if you’re a fan of: Pretty Little Liars, Simon VS (but if it was edgier), Gossip Girl, Sex Education Synopsis: Jack has a lot of sex–and he’s not … More BOOK REVIEW: JACK OF HEARTS (AND OTHER PARTS) BY L.C ROSEN

ARC REVIEW: THE BLACK VEINS BY ASHIA MONET

Summary: published by:Self-Published genres: fantasy, urban fantasy, YA content warnings: Discussion of deceased parents and siblings. Mentions of drug use (primarily marijuana), gun use, supernatural horror, car accidents, discussion of anxiety disorder and panic disorders, racial n-slur use (Black author), anxiety attacks. These warnings are taken from the front of the book.  read if you’re a … More ARC REVIEW: THE BLACK VEINS BY ASHIA MONET

REVIEW: RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE BY CASEY MCQUINSTON

Summary: published by: St Martins Griffin genres: romance, lgbtq+ fiction, new adult content warnings:explicit sexual content, homophobia, an outing scene, internalised homophobia read if you’re a fan of: romantic comedies, enemies to lovers (where the hating maybe masks some hidden feelings), queer love stories, explorations of queer feelings, politics-driven books Synopsis: When First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is caught … More REVIEW: RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE BY CASEY MCQUINSTON