Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

The Familiars by Stacey Halls made a special connection with me. The book is set in Lancashire in the early 1600s and is a beautiful, fictional tale set around the very real people and events which took place during the Pendle Witch trials, a part of history that my hometown is built around, with many residents still believing in curses of the Pendle Witches.

Book Review: The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev

I picked up The Torrents of Spring by mistake in my local bookshop. It is quite an old edition, with a beautiful cover, illustrations inside, and kept in a protective sleeve and upon the first view, I thought it was The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway. I quickly realised that I was wrong when…

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The definition of a classic. Some of you may have been lucky enough to read and study this book at school... I wasn't. No offense to Lord of the Flies and The Tempest, but I think I was looking for something a little more lighthearted at fifteen. Enjoying Jane Austen's most popular novel as an…

Book Review: Brooklyn Girls – Pia by Gemma Burgess

I wanted to read something a little different to what I normally read but along the lines of what I am trying to write myself. I remembered seeing one of the books from the series Brooklyn Girls in a library and thought I would give them a go. There are three books in the Brooklyn…