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Book Review: Queen Bee by Amalie Howard

Featuring an entirely diverse cast, Amalie Howard’s Queen Bee is a self-professed anti-historical YA novel.…

Kate Storey: Why I love uplifting books about books

January can be gloomy, can’t it? Like many others at this time of year, I…

Read an extract from Blood Flowers by Jay McGuiness

Seventeen-year-old Bear lives in the walled town of Calleston – a place of stark divide…

Fiction Preview: Books To Look Forward To Reading In 2024

The world feels like an increasingly uncertain place but the one thing we can be…

Book Review: Damaged Goods by L. J. Shen

Damaged Goods is not your typical romance story. Anyone who’s read any of L. J.…

A Civilised Murder: Why We Love Cosy Crime

‘Cosy Crime’ may seem an odd name for a genre in which murder is almost…

Liz Webb: My top 5 medical thrillers

After being found lifeless in the freezing Scottish sea, a woman’s husband is successfully ‘brought…

Book Review: The City of Stardust by Georgia Summers

Violet Everly has lived in the shadow of a family curse her entire life. For…

Maria Frances: Merging Fact and Fiction

If you’re anything like me, the tagline “Based on a true story” is an attention…

Book Review: Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett

Few fictional duos gave me more joy last year than intrepid scholars Emily Wilde and…

Naina Kumar on the inspiration behind Say You’ll Be My Jaan

Say You’ll Be My Jaan, my debut fake-engagement romcom, is the first book I’ve ever…

Araminta Hall on writing when angry

It’s never a good idea to do anything when angry. Except, right now, anger feels…