A Little Life is a little challenge

There is a LOT of buzz and hype around A Little Life, the second novel from American author Hanya Yanagihara, which would usually put me off - but this book genuinely appealed to me and I felt a genuine sense of excitement and possibility about it. I was lucky enough to read an early copy… Continue reading A Little Life is a little challenge

The Ladies of the House by Molly McGrann

The Ladies of the House has had a lot of hype around it, and is a big new title for Picador (a publisher I've found to be reliably quite good). The cover alone intrigued me when I saw it shared over and over on Twitter, and I had to get in on the action and… Continue reading The Ladies of the House by Molly McGrann

The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne

Creepy children, and indeed twins, are not a new idea - they appear in countless films and books as a classic scary, horror motif, and aren't very original. And yet they are still creepy, and probably always will be. In The Ice Twins S. K. Tremayne (the "pseudonym of a journalist and bestselling writer", according… Continue reading The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne