Admirable Artists, Reflective Reviews, Wonderful Writing

ArtsHub: “Gilded”

"Gilded" by Marissa Meyer This book is a treasure: a YA/Adult delve into a fairytale land of mythical creatures, medieval-style life (complete with magic, of course) and a plot that reframes Rumpelstiltskin. In this clever book the author's research into the setting and the narrative style is evident. At 600-odd* pages it's a fantastic escape… Continue reading ArtsHub: “Gilded”

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Review: “Shackled Freedom”

"Shackled Freedom" by Dasan Ahanu I was asked by Rick Lite from Stress Free Book Marketing if I'd like to review this book. I relish books from outside my experience because that's how I learn about the world from other people's vantage points, those from other walks of life ... and as I'm not a… Continue reading Review: “Shackled Freedom”

Reflective Reviews

Reedsy Review #12

Rainbow Body: a delightful anthology of poetry by Neysa King. I can't resist poetry. When I look at the plethora of books on offer as Advanced Reader Copies from Reedsy I find myself consistently drawn to the poetic form. Rainbow Body intrigued me from the start: I hope you enjoy my review! Who knows: maybe… Continue reading Reedsy Review #12

Reflective Reviews

Reedsy Review #11

The book that started as a film, and then a play This book was too enticing to resist: a YA comedy-thriller about a regular teen who acquires extraordinary powers, with no knowledge of how and why. Great for its target audience of young adults, this book will especially be loved by reluctant readers: it's snappy… Continue reading Reedsy Review #11

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Award-winning legal crime?

Remember Samiksha Battacharjee? Having reviewed her YA book I believe she has a great future as an author, and will make a strong contribution to the literary world, especially in the creative space for - and by - young people. Well, Legal Crime has been shortlisted for an award where anybody in the world can… Continue reading Award-winning legal crime?

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Reedsy Review #7

Renewal by Sandeep Nath This book captures the zeitgeist: it has so many "Aha!" moments it benefits from re-reading. Its premise is a selected audience with Guru Pranachandra, whose message the author Sandeep Nath channelled. Through this forum ten habits of renewal in three areas (Self-Renewal, Symbiotic Renewal and Systemic Renewal) are presented. The content… Continue reading Reedsy Review #7