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: A Keeper by Graham Norton

Audiobook narrated by Graham Norton / Running time: 7 hours 45 mins / Published by Hodder & Stoughton October 2018 Opening sentence: “He longed for silence, the roar of the wind churned with the rasping rhythm of the waves and filled his head.” I was sad when this book was over! Listening to it on audiobook […]

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Review: Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan

Her Name Was Rose by Claire Allan Opening sentence: “It should have been me.” If you’ve ever found yourself scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and envying – wanting – the perfect life of someone you see on there, then let Her Name Was Rose be a warning to you. A majority of the time, it’s […]

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Review: Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling: Just a Small-Town Girl Living in a Notions World by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen Opening sentence: “Your one Aisling is absolutely gas, isn’t she?” You may have got a hint from the title, this book is very Irish. What I mean by that is it’s jam-packed full of Irish […]

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Review: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

Skin Deep by Liz Nugent Opening sentence: “I wondered when rigor mortis would set in, or if it already had.” In a word, this book left me feeling… unsettled. Partly due to the sinister ending, but also the lead character, Delia Russell, (one of her names, she has a few aliases) is a hard woman […]

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