Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

Opening sentence: “If anyone told me I could bring down the president, and the Pure Movement, and that incompetent little shit Morgan LeBron in a week’s time, I wouldn’t believe them.” It’s been a while since I’ve had such an initial visceral reaction about a book but I actually felt angry reading this: Angry for […]

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Review: Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

Opening sentence: “My toenail has blackened and I’ve to pull to get it off.” We are thrown straight into the action in this dystopian read: Ireland is now a barren, desolate place where any humans still alive spend their time protecting themselves against skrake – zombie-like creatures that roam the country – and trying to […]

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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Opening sentence: “We slept in what once had been the gymnasium.” It was one of my 2018 reading goals to read more classics, so I’ve kicked off with a book that’s been on my TBR list for such a long time – The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s sometimes tricky to […]

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Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Opening sentence: “A squat grey building of only thirty-four storeys.” I know I might be a little late to the party reading this classic, but I have to say – this is a fantastic book! When you put it in historical context and realise it was published in 1932, […]

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Review: The Power

The Power by Naomi Alderman I heard about this book through Instagram. I have a bookstagram for this blog, dedicated to my love of books and I follow lots of similar bookish accounts. I kept reading great things about The Power – that it was an impactful feminist novel, a stunning dystopian read, even that it […]

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