Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Warning: The Bell Jar contains themes of depression, anxiety, and suicide. As such, this review will touch on these topics. If these are issues that may distress you, this is probably not the book (or indeed, the book review) for you. Whilst I was at university, I found myself wondering: Are you even an English … Continue reading Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Book Review: The House by Simon Lelic

How many times can I say the word ‘house’ in one review? The House by Simon Lelic is … not what I expected. It is about a couple, Jack and Syd, who move into what they think is their dream home. After all, the house is in a great location and has plenty of space … Continue reading Book Review: The House by Simon Lelic

Book Review: The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

No, not The Witches by Roald Dahl. I didn’t initially plan to write a review of this book because it’s rare that I read non-fiction (for fun). However, whilst I was studying at university, I did a module called Reformation and Revolution: Early Modern Literature and Drama 1588-1688 – a catchy title, I know. As … Continue reading Book Review: The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Halloween Book Review: The Lost Ones by Anita Frank

I acquired this book for free in exchange for a review via NetGalley and HQ, which is an imprint of Harper Collins UK. The Lost Ones is set in the aftermath of World War One. Gripped by grief from the death of her fiancé, Stella Marcham goes to stay with her sister Madeleine. On arrival, … Continue reading Halloween Book Review: The Lost Ones by Anita Frank

Halloween Book Review: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

“Her name is Katherine Van Wyler, but most of us call her the Black Rock Witch.” (Hex, page 61) Hex is a supernatural horror novel by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, set in the modern American town of Black Spring, which is cursed by the presence of Katherine van Wyler. Katherine, an alleged witch, was put to … Continue reading Halloween Book Review: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Halloween Book Review: Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Unfortunately this week's Halloween-themed review - despite the title – is only loosely related to Halloween. Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie is a Hercule Poirot murder mystery in which Poirot is called to investigate the murder of a young girl at a Halloween party - she is found drowned in the apple-bobbing bucket. This is not the first … Continue reading Halloween Book Review: Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Halloween Book Review: Human Flesh by Nick Clausen

This is a book review for Rosie’s Book Review Team. Last year, I published Halloween-themed book reviews in every week of October. I liked the format and, having recently read quite a few supernatural, ghostly, or Gothic books, I thought I would do it again! The first review is Human Flesh, the third book by Nick Clausen … Continue reading Halloween Book Review: Human Flesh by Nick Clausen

Book Review: Chills & Creeps Volume 2: Eight Scary Stories by Nick Clausen

Chills & Creeps Vol 2 is the second anthology of horror and fantasy stories by Nick Clausen. I originally reviewed the first anthology for Rosie’s Book Review Team and, as I enjoyed the stories so much, I asked to read and review its sequel! To echo the format of my previous review, I will discuss … Continue reading Book Review: Chills & Creeps Volume 2: Eight Scary Stories by Nick Clausen

Book Review: Underneath by Anne Goodwin

Underneath is the second novel by Nottinghamshire author Anne Goodwin. Underneath is about Steve and Liesel, a seemingly happy couple who move in to a new house. A new house with a large cellar. Liesel soon becomes dissatisfied in their relationship, however, and is keen to start a family. Steve is notably less keen, and … Continue reading Book Review: Underneath by Anne Goodwin

Book Review: The Family by Louise Jensen

I acquired this book for free in exchange for a review via NetGalley and HQ, which is an imprint of Harper Collins UK. The Family about Louise Jensen is about exactly that: family. Struggling to cope following the death of her husband, Laura and her teenage daughter Tilly are offered a home at Oak Leaf … Continue reading Book Review: The Family by Louise Jensen