Book review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I adore Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, which features a complex, kick-arse heroine, lots of action and smart writing. Her new series, which kicks off with A Court of Thorns and Roses, contains many of the same good points, but wrapped up in a new, original fantasy story. When Feyre kills a wolf in…

Book review: Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

Good young adult fiction not only contains a great plot, relatable characters and is well written, it can also sometimes help young people come to terms with difficult or traumatic experiences. Sarah Crossan’s Apple and Rain, about a young girl called Apple whose mum abandoned her when she was younger, is one of those books…

Review: My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff

Your first ‘proper’ job was probably a challenge, but I doubt you had the added awkwardness of working for the agency that represented one of the most famous writers in the world, and one of the most reclusive. Joanna Rakoff did, and in My Salinger Year she tells the story of her year working at…