feminism, Non-Fiction, review

Girls Will Be Girls – Emer O’Toole

“As feminists, we shouldn’t judge other women’s choices. But we should very certainly try to understand women’s choices.”   Blurb: “Being a woman is, largely, about performance – how we dress and modify our bodies, what we say, the roles we play, and how we conform to expectations. Gender stereotypes are still deeply embedded in… Continue reading Girls Will Be Girls – Emer O’Toole

fantasy, review, young adult

Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

“I walk up to the tall iron gate – THE WATFORD SCHOOL – is spelled out on the top – and rest my hand on the bars to let them feel my magic. That used to be all it took. The gates would swing open for anyone who was a magician.”   Blurb: “Simon Snow… Continue reading Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

contemporary, review, young adult

A Seven Letter Word – Kim Slater

“There’s no chit-chat or messing about, we just get on with playing the game. The other players don’t know anything about me at all. They haven’t got a clue that I can’t even say my own name or string a sentence together. I’d like to be that boy in real life.”   Blurb: “Finlay’s mother… Continue reading A Seven Letter Word – Kim Slater

fantasy, review

Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

“You’ll be a rumour. A whisper. The thought that wakes the bastards of this world sweating in the night. The last thing you will ever be in this world, girl, is someone’s hero.”   Blurb: “In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledging killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against… Continue reading Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

fantasy, review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -J.K.Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

“Hogwarts will be the making of you, Albus. I promise you, there is nothing to be frightened of there.”   Blurb: “It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the ministry of magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -J.K.Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

fairytale retelling, fantasy, review, young adult

The Neverland Wars – Audrey Greathouse

“There is envy in the sky, Peter, and when the heavens are jealous, no good can come of it.”   Blurb: “Magic can do a lot – give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That’s what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make… Continue reading The Neverland Wars – Audrey Greathouse