Book Review: Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

I recently read Wed Wabbit with my book club, and I have to say that it made me question why I don’t pick up children’s literature to read more often.  The book follows Fidge, a young girl who is fairly emotionally closed off after the death of her father.  She…

Book Review: I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1

So, I’ve just finished I Hate Fairyland and it was… interesting.  The story is about Gertrude, a little girl who is taken to Fairyland, a colourful, cheery world full of magic.  To go home, all Gertrude needs to do is go on a quest and retrieve the magical key that…

Book Review: Pride of Baghdad

Pride of Baghdad is a standalone graphic novel by my favourite comic writer, Brian K. Vaughan.  Based on a true story, it follows the escape of four lions from Baghdad Zoo when their enclosure is bombed.  The animals soon realise that freedom comes at a steep price. The four lions…

Book Review: Lightbringer by Victor Defnas

“God’s gone. I was his firstborn. I am your master now.” There’s something very wrong with Lily Wright. On top of her mysterious illness that can’t be diagnosed, people have a habit of trying to kill themselves rather than speak to her. Plants die at her touch, and a series…

Book Review: Bad Feminist

It isn’t often I say this, but I think everyone should read this book. It is exactly the piece of feminist literature I wish existed when I was in my teens, that I feel privileged to have read at just twenty-four, so I can take what I have learnt and…

Book Review: Morning Glories, Volume One

The prestigious Morning Glory Academy recruits six new students, each seemingly different in terms of personality and background, each with secrets to keep.  But Morning Glory Academy has secrets of its own, for it is no regular school.  It aims to challenge its pupils, to tap into their potential… and…

Body Positive Power

At the end of last year my friend introduced me to Body Positivity.  It is a movement set on ditching current body ideals, aiming instead to improve people’s well-being and encouraging self-love, irrelevant of size, colour or ability.  It’s a movement that I wish I had been familiar with as…