Do you ever wonder what your life could have been like if you’d taken a different path? If you’d just made a different decision in a fleeting moment, where would you have ended up? I do, all the damn time. I’m always overthinking my choices and wondering if I made the ‘right’ one. The Midnight Library is a fiction novel moonlighting as a self-help book, telling you everything you need to hear about why you should stop focusing on your regrets and just keep moving forward. Continue Reading
“It is at the moments when the doors open, when things flow between the worlds, that stories happen.”
I read this novel at a time when all I needed was to escape and submerge myself in a whole other world. And boy did this deliver – with multiple worlds, actually. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a beautifully written adventure that highlights the wonder hidden behind doors, if we’re just willing to open them.
My Dark Vanessa explores sexual abuse from an entirely original perspective. Recognising the existence of novels like Lolita, it projects the unfolding of a paedophilic relationship from the perspective of the victim. Through doing so, it exposes the psychological effects of abusive relationships, and how easily they can materialise. Continue Reading
Things In Jars is an eccentric hybrid of genres, combining historical, mystery, fantasy and gothic comedy. The prose is often poetic and lyrical, which I liked, but for me personally it was a blend of books I’ve already read, so it lost its originality. Continue Reading
In this dystopian drama, what is left of the world as we know it is merely the crumbling memories of the survivors of a global flu pandemic. Society is slowly rebuilding itself, but a lot of what we cherish in the modern world has been left in ruins. Seems impossible to believe doesn’t it? Oh, wait… Continue Reading