Rating: 3/3. 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. A highly entertaining spin on the world of the dead. Ross Young’s debut novel combines crime and comedy into a smooth, supernatural whodunnit.
Rating: 1/3. A wonderful book about love, memory, history and the unpredictability of life.
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.