Rating: 2/3. A highly entertaining read about magic, romance, and dark mystery.
Rating: 3/3. One of the best reading experiences I’ve had all year! A unique and powerful new voice on the fiction scene.
Rating: 2/3. You know those books where, upon finishing, you calmly clutch them to your chest as your thoughts continue to sift through them? That was my experience of The Illness Lesson, Clare Beams’ debut novel in feminist fiction.
Rating: 1/3. Frankenstein and Robinson Crusoe serving as her inspiration, Katie Hale’s debut novel is a great example of how sci-fi tales can be quiet and powerful, simple and incredibly moving.