Review: The Windsor Knot, S J Bennett

genre(s): (cosy) crime audience: adult readers read it for: an intricately plotted and satisfying mystery tucked into a delightful and affectionately presented ‘sneak peek’ at the home life of HM The first book in a highly original and delightfully clever crime series in which Queen Elizabeth II secretly solves crimes while carrying out her royal duties.… More Review: The Windsor Knot, S J Bennett

Reading guilt

I’ve struggled with reading recently. In lockdown, when I should have been able to give my TBR pile a good bashing, I’ve barely read anything, discarding several things after not being able to get started properly. I’m not naming them, because it’s definitely me, not them. Apparently, quite a lot of people have had similar… More Reading guilt

YA Review: Hideous Beauty by William Hussey

genre(s): contemporary representation notes: LGBT (m/m) read it for: a great combination of a well-written gay romance and a thriller/mystery, bundled with realistic and easy-to-relate-to explorations of YA relationships with friends and family Dylan is forced to come out after his secret relationship with Ellis is exposed on social media, but to his surprise, everyone is… More YA Review: Hideous Beauty by William Hussey