Tag Archive | realism

The Elephant

The Elephant by Peter Carnavas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh, this is divine. Just the most beautiful, beautiful, book. So much heart, so thoughtful, such a wonderful twist in the tale. 5 glorious, wonderful, colourful stars! View all my reviews Advertisements

A Shadow’s Breath

A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes My rating: 5 of 5 stars The date I read this may be a little out, but the timing is not. I devoured this book in a sitting. It is a compelling and heart-wrenching story, and the writing is spot-on. I was taking with a friend recently about reading […]

The Dry

The Dry by Jane Harper My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was good, not earth-shattering, but a solid murder mystery, with some interesting twist and turns. 3.5 stars. View all my reviews

Faking It

Faking It by Gabrielle Tozer My rating: 4 of 5 stars The light and fluffy style of this novel hide a deeply heartfelt centre. Josie’s see-sawing between over-confidence and total panic drives me nuts, but I remember being a new adult and wondering if I was ever going to figure it out. The relationship between […]

The Intern

The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Goddamn, Josie Browning is gorgeous. Her stream-of-consciousness ‘new adult’ ranting is both funny and touching. She’s lost in the adult world, but forging ahead nonetheless. New job interning for the formidable Rae Swanson at Sash, new life living between home and her cousin’s house, […]

Coal Creek

Coal Creek by Alex Miller My rating: 3 of 5 stars I found this book very hard to engage with. Bobby Blue’s voice is so strong and his personality shines through every word. He dominates the story and that’s not necessarily a good thing. I was actually more interested in Irie’s story. I felt like […]