Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Book Review: The Man Who Couldn't Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being by Olga Slavnikova (Literary Fiction)

Title: The Man Who Couldn't Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being
Author: Olga Slavnikova
Publisher:
Columbia University Press

Publication Date: 29 January 2019
Pages:
236
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre:
Literary Fiction
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 


Film Review: Beast

Beast
18 September 2018
107 mins
R 
Michael Pearce (Director) 
Johnny Flynn, Jessie Buckley
Drama/Mystery/Crime

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders. (IMDB Synopsis)

Beast is a compelling drama that captivated me from start to finish. Jessie Buckley delivers an electrifying performance as Moll, and overall the film had amazing atmosphere, enhanced by interesting camera work and a wonderful soundscape. I don't want to include any spoilers, but I can say that the ending took me by surprise; I hadn't expected things to go down that way. This is definitely a film that I could watch again. It offered an interesting look at the human psyche and the notions of justice and revenge.

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Love Spell by Mia Kerick (MM/YA/Contemporary)

Today I welcome Mia Kerick to the blog to share new MM YA Contemporary novella Love Spell.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Book Review: A Curse of Ash & Embers by Jo Spurrier (YA/Fantasy)

Title: A Curse of Ash & Embers
Author: Jo Spurrier
Publisher:
Voyager

Publication Date: 24 September 2018
Pages:
237
Format:
eBook - EPUB
Genre:
YA/Fantasy
Source:
ARC via NetGalley