Review: Wing Jones by Katherine Webber


Title: Wing Jones

Author: Katherine Webber

Pages: 378

Published: 5th January 2017

⭐️ 4 / 5

Wing Jones is Katherine Webber’s debut novel and one of the strongest debut’s I have read in a very long time.  After meeting Katherine at Samantha Shannon’s book launch in Edinburgh early last 2017 and chatting about her book, I just had to read it.  This review is two years overdue…

Wing Jones is a contemporary YA which is not usually something I would go for unless John Green has written it.  High school (I call it secondary school like the majority of the UK do) wasn’t a fun time for me so I try to avoid reliving it through fictional characters either dealing with what I did, or getting to enjoy the stuff I expected of high school that didn’t happen.  However, I loved this book which was a pleasant surprise.

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Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

It’s been five years but here we are. John Green has a new book on the shelves again. We have this little gem in our hands. It’s something we all want to be a part of. More than a want, a need. (I’m sorry. That was too good an opportunity to miss. Let me know when you get the reference)

Title: Turtles All The Way Down

Author: John Green

Pages: 286

Published: 10th October 2017

⭐️ 5 / 5

I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with myself now I’ve finished this book…It’s been five years since we last enjoyed a release week for John Green. We’ve all been so impatient. But now I get it. I understand every single day of the five year wait. It was worth it. There are lots of us that really need a book like this.

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Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands #1)

So last week’s tube read was *drumroll*

Title: Rebel of the Sands

Author: Alwyn Hamilton

Pages: 358

Published: 4th February 2016

⭐️ 4 / 5

Here’s another book I bought and read off the back of an event I attended at Waterstones Piccadilly. Alwyn was a really engaging panel chair and I loved the snippets I heard about her books so I thought I’d give this one a go.

First things first, DEBUT NOVEL ALERT. Yes, I’m new to the party as this was published in 2016 but let me have my moment. Rebel of the Sands doesn’t feel like a debut. It’s certainly a solid first novel. It took a little bit of warming up to but I’m now converted.

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Review: The Graces by Laure Eve

This week’s train read/commute book has really stollen my heart…

In the week of my one year anniversary of moving to London it was so lovely to wrap myself up in a book that reminded me of my roots, even the slightly odd and alternative ones 😉

Title: The Graces

Author: Laure Eve

Pages: 415

Published: 1st September 2016

⭐️ 5 / 5

This is another novel I decided to read after attending Victoria Aveyard’s event at Waterstones Piccadilly (read about it here). Laure Eve was one of the authors that appeared alongside Victoria, and the more she talked about her own book the more I realised just how much it was up my street. I was NOT disappointed!!

The Graces is about a mysterious family from the small town that the protagonist, River, has just moved to. This simple statement immediately presents some intriguing plot points that drive the book; River is not her real name – we never find out what her real name actually is, only that she feels more comfortable and more herself being known as River. As well as her name being mysterious it’s also unclear where the small town she has just moved to actually is, nor do we know why she has moved there until the final thirty pages or so. The town has a lot of Americanisms in the feel of the high school but it also screams of the kind of small town I grew up in. I’m from Devon and the feel of home is dripping from every page, which makes a lot of sense considering Laure grew up in Cornwall. As much as both sides of the border hate to admit we are certainly very similar in our intriguing ways, especially when is concerns our mythology and our varied histories.

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