Review of 3a.m. Blues, Joseph Fulkerson

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. 3a.m. Blues is the second poetry collection from Fulkerson - The Glenmore Sessions being a tremendous debut. The approach in 3a.m. Blues is very different to The Glenmore Sessions; divided into three sections - Denial & Bitterness, Acceptance & Forgiveness, and New Beginnings. Fulkerson's focus this time is on the linear journey through and out of … Continue reading Review of 3a.m. Blues, Joseph Fulkerson

Review of You Can See More From Up Here, Mark Guerin

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Guerin’s narrative switches between the past and the present as his protagonist, Walker, attempts to reconcile his memory of his summer job when he was nineteen, and how far his father was involved in the disappearance of a Mexican family. In the beginning, the pace immediately transports you to Walker’s … Continue reading Review of You Can See More From Up Here, Mark Guerin

Review of Maggie’s Ruse, Anne Leigh Parrish

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Parrish’s fourth novel Maggie’s Ruse follows the lives of identical twins, Maggie and Marta, and it is a well-written novel you are unlikely to put down. Both young women are living together, as they always have done, in New York, attempting to make something of themselves. Maggie is an artist and Marta … Continue reading Review of Maggie’s Ruse, Anne Leigh Parrish

Review of A Journal for Damned Lovers Volume 3, S. K. Nicholas

The final volume of Nicholas’ A Journal For Damned Lovers trilogy brings the fledging footsteps of a writer to a close, ready to take his next step; releasing his first novel, X and I. I have always praised the structure of Nicholas’ collections but Volume 3 is certainly the best - demonstrating a practiced ease … Continue reading Review of A Journal for Damned Lovers Volume 3, S. K. Nicholas

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