The Power by Naomi Alderman Book Review

The Power came out in 2016, but it’s only recently gained popularity. It won the Baileys Prize for women’s fiction and it’s to be turned into a tv series. It very nearly missed out on my book of the year. Had I not read Northern Lights, this surely would have won, but NL enthralled me…

2017

2017 has been one of the best years of my life so far and I am actually sad to see it go. It’s been a memorable year for many reasons. The highlight of the year was my trip to Italy to present at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The whole trip was unforgettable. I’ve finished…

Dracula Book to Screen Review

While it may have been a while until I read Dracula, I was by no means unfamiliar with the story. Van Helsing is one of my favourite films. Another favourite is Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring the uniquely talented Gary Oldman. It came out in 1992 so it’s only just older than me. It stars Keanu…

Dracula by Bram Stoker Book Review

Vampires have long been a creature that I found fascinating, both on screen and in books. Surprisingly Dracula had been a book I had not read. I have a lot of vampire fiction, but for some reason Bram Stoker never quite made it. It was only until a friend was getting rid of some of…

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig Book Review

On my many bookshop circuits, I kept coming across this book time and time again. Every time I saw it I would linger and just look at it. It was like looking at perfection. It’s one of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen and definitely one of the most memorable. I was so blown away…

Broken Branches by M.Jonathan Lee Book Review

Before studying publishing at uni, I wasn’t too bothered about who made the book, it was just a little logo at the bottom. But now I’m a little bit more aware of what goes into making a book, I find myself attracted to a book more for who published it. For some publishers, it’s a…