The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

I review The Burning Girl by Claire Messud. Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that [...]

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13 Reasons Why teaches us that we must confront rape culture

Last week, I binge-watched the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which is based on the book by Jay Asher. Like many people, it affected me, touched me, and forced me to relive my own experiences. Trigger Warning This blog post will discuss sexual assault, rape, and suicide, as well as the far-reaching consequences of [...]

Ignite by Danielle Rogland

I review Ignite by Danielle Rogland. In the ruins of dystopian London, the Empire rules through fear and fire. “Everyone knew about ‘The Flames’ and how much trouble they had caused the Empire. They were the only rebel group anyone knew of that had lasted longer than a few months without getting caught, leaving candles [...]

Win A Copy of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

If you haven't read The Bone Season yet, you're missing out on a treat. The Bandwagon, in partnership with Bloomsbury, are offering a free copy to one lucky winner. Read on to find out more. I love this series. Shannon is an exceptional writer, and her debut, The Bone Season, captured me in a way I [...]

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

As a Bone Season Advocate, I'm one of the lucky few who got to read The Song Rising early. Here's my spoiler-free review! The hotly anticipated third book in the bestselling Bone Season series – a ground-breaking, dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen [...]

The Pale Dreamer: A Bone Season Novella by Samantha Shannon

A BONE SEASON NOVELLA THE PALE DREAMER SAMANTHA SHANNON 6 December 2016 | Bloomsbury | EBook | £1.99 A dreamer is born – the exhilarating prequel to the ground-breaking, extraordinary Bone Season series PRAISE FOR THE BONE SEASON SERIES ‘Truly extraordinary and thrilling’ Andy Serkis ‘Gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting’ Daily Mail ‘A riveting page-turner’ Mail on [...]

Wrecked by Maria Padian

I review Wrecked by Maria Padian. Anyone who doesn't live under a rock will know of the shocking statistics of rape and sexual assault happening on university campuses. Things like "Party Culture" and heavy drinking have been blamed for these assaults, rather than the rapists themselves. Brock Turner has become a household name, forever tied to the [...]