Weekly Wrap-Up: 24 August 2018

It is Bank Holiday Eve, you guys!  Although we are guaranteed to not have nice weather here in the UK, I’m still looking forward to three days of books, doggies, and family.  Scottish Fiance and I are off to my parents’ house and I seriously cannot wait. Is it 5pm yet?

Book Review: After the Fire by Will Hill

I must confess that I initially ignored the hype surrounding After the Fire.  It is listed as a contemporary YA novel, a genre I don’t tend to enjoy, and I knew nothing about it but the hype.  When I spotted it at YALC this year and actually bothered to read the back, I realised that After the Fire is the exact kind of book I love!  It’s a book that, like The Book Thief, truly transcends age ranges and is suitable for readers of all ages, particularly adults.

Book Review: The Light Between Us by Katie Khan

I’ve been shouting at you all ever since reading and loving Katie Khan’s debut novel Hold Back the Stars last year.  In fact, it was one of my favourite books of 2017 -- I hadn't read anything else quite like it and Katie became an auto-buy author for me.  When I learned her new book was going to be about time travel and missed opportunities, I was naturally all on board. I love the way she blends science fiction and romance into an incredibly readable and accessible narrative.  

Book Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

I have been hearing great things about Roshani Chokshi’s writing for years -- she’s the author of the Star Touched Queen novels and tends to incorporate a great deal of Indian mythology and folklore into her books.  I’ve been really interested in reading some books that feature Indian mythology, so when the Indian Literature Readathon was announced for July I knew this book was an obvious choice. I don’t typically read a lot of middle grade fiction, however Aru Shah and the End of Time was a fantastically funny and heartfelt read for all ages.