Discussion | Should we be kinder to debut novels?

Discussion | Should we be kinder to debut novels?

I've read a few debut books this year so far and I started wondering about debut authors and how harshly we should be judging them. I read and reviewed Ignite the Stars this year and I didn't enjoy it very much. This is Maura Milan's debut novel and whilst it had all of the ideas for [...]

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Fairy Tale Fridays #7: Poison | Chris Wooding

Fairy Tale Fridays #7: Poison | Chris Wooding

It's been absolutely ages since I have done one of these but I plan to bring them back to being a regular feature! Today, I want to talk about one of my favourite books: Poison. It's a dark, twisted look on the traditional fairy tale and very self aware, poking at tropes and narrative devices used in [...]