This book was hard and difficult to read, which is exactly as it should be when dealing with this kind of material: a young, pregnant, first generation Korean girl in the US experiencing a complete sense of dissociation from herself, her life and her family.
Month: September 2020
Blog Tour and Review: May Day by Josie Jaffrey
This is my first Josie Jaffrey book and I certainly haven't been disappointed; the writing is slick, the story is interesting and it's got all the elements of a solid Oxford murder mystery!
Book Tour: The Trials of Koli by M. R. Carey
A post-apocalyptic book set in England is one of my favourite things; I love working out the lost locations and changed landscapes and, with more travel across the country, this book definitely didn't disappoint.
Review: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
To be honest, I thought I was going to get slightly more out of this one. The story twines together that of an American Muslim who adores art history and is on a quest to find a missing Delacroix painting. This leads her to Alexandre Dumas and to a mysterious woman with raven tresses. Alongside this is Leila's story, whose identity has been both lost and immortalised in a poem by Byron two hundred years previously. I just feel I should have liked it more than I did ...
Review: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
I love so SO much of what I just read; the world, the dark, gritty, well-meaning and confused characters, and the whole creepy system of bone shard magic. And, of course, the strange sea otter/sea dog/sea dragon/sea cat that is Mephi.
Review: Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
I picked up this book on NetGalley despite it having been out for a year. Having recently loved reading the middle grade The Ship of Shadows I was really up for reading another female-dominated, sea-based book.