Book Review – The Maze Runner

This is a book review for The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I’m not entirely sure how I missed the whole Maze Runner phenomenon. I read a fair amount of YA but somehow this never crossed my desk, despite having heard all the hype about it, until I saw the trailer for The Scorch Trials…

Book Review – The Memory Killer

This is a book review for The Memory Killer by J. A. Kerley, available here. I’ve been a huge fan of Jack Kerley for several years, tracking down his early books when they weren’t readily available in the UK, after picking up a copy of The Hundredth Man in a charity shop and loving it.…

The comfort of not knowing ~Ivory~

I had an insight today that staggered me. Every now and then things happen that reminds me that I’m not as far forward in my progress as I think I am. In many ways, recovering from domestic abuse is like recovering from alcoholism. The temptation to believe your own bullshit and kid yourself that you’re…

Book review – 15 minutes

This is a book review for 15 minutes by Jill Cooper, available here. I really didn’t know what to expect going into this book. I downloaded it for free when an author friend mentioned it in my social network feed and it sounded up my street. The basic premise of the story is that the…

Book review – The Strain

This is a book review for The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, available here. This isn’t my usual fare when it comes to books. Horror has never been my favourite genre but this was recommended to me and so I downloaded it ages ago but never read it until now. It’s a…

Lesbian Fiction and struggles with diversity

This started out as a review of Tactical Pursuit by Lynette Mae but somehow devolved into an internal discussion about diversity and lesbian fiction so in the end I just gave up on the review and focused on the thought. It started because one of the things I find weird about Lynette Mae’s books is…

Book review – Maids of Misfortune

This is a book review for Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke, ¬†available here. I really wanted to like this book. It’s a murder mystery set in San Francisco during the Victorian Era. The heroine, Annie, is sassy, strong and independent and only too aware of how difficult that makes her life in a…