Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  An Uprising in Rome is driven by Novak's straightforward storytelling and his rich knowledge of sculpture and the city of Rome. The narrative seamlessly follows Charles, Piero and Maria; three characters who lead very different lives in the beginning yet soon come together thanks to the strong binds of love and … Continue reading Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak

Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony

The River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony really is a special read; think Cecelia Ahern but grittier and subtle in how it weaves Ellen and Hannah’s stories together. O’Mahony’s use of dual narrative is a triumph as it showcases the parallels which exist between lives even one hundred years apart. It allows The River … Continue reading Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony

Review of Death of a Good Girl, Michelle Marie Jacquot

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Jacquot’s Death of a Good Girl is unlike any poetry collection I have read. The pieces span across several pages and many read like song lyrics - discarded thoughts which hold within them a power only those words in that order can manifest. In the author’s note, Jacquot explains how releasing this … Continue reading Review of Death of a Good Girl, Michelle Marie Jacquot

Review of All the Beginnings of Everything, Kindra M. Austin

Austin has, yet again, created a masterpiece. All the Beginnings of Everything is a sensational collection which spans what feels like a lifetime. Separated into seven parts, Austin explores more in this collection than I feel she ever has done before; without sacrificing her trademark style. Her words remain sharp, raw and honest.  Part one … Continue reading Review of All the Beginnings of Everything, Kindra M. Austin

Review of somewhere between shadow and light, Mariesa Faer

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  somewhere between shadow and light harnesses the power of short sentiments and detailed illuminations of the soul. Love, lust and sensuality float alongside loss, grief and fury in this collection; showcasing the kaleidoscopic nature of human experience. The theme I felt permeated the entire collection, however, was liberation. There are pieces … Continue reading Review of somewhere between shadow and light, Mariesa Faer

Review of Canape Collection: Laita, Atreyu Mitra

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery The Canape Collection: Laita is Atreyo Mitra’s debut collection of short stories and showcases Mitra’s penchant for eclectic storytelling. No two stories are the same; as ‘Sandal The Snowman’ compared with ‘When We Sleep Together’ demonstrates. For me, this does mean the collection felt quite strange. It lacked cohesion at times … Continue reading Review of Canape Collection: Laita, Atreyu Mitra