Jennifer E. Smith – Author Overview

If you love Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I love Before, or ship Jonah+Vivi from Emery Lords novel When We Collided you will adore Jen Smith and her romantic, young adult novels. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is set during a 24 hour period, mainly in an airport, in which Hadley meets Oliver, a Brit who is also travelling to London … Continue reading Jennifer E. Smith – Author Overview

Pam Jenoff – Kommandant’s Girl Series

Kommandant’s Girl follows Emma Bau who is a young Jewish woman living in Poland when Nazi Germany invade in September 1939, forcing her family into Krakow ghetto while her husband Jacob a member of the resistance has to go on the run. ‘This awful beast of a man, who has killed so many innocents, is offering me absolute, unconditional love. No, not unconditional.’ In order … Continue reading Pam Jenoff – Kommandant’s Girl Series

Emery Lord – Author Overview

When We Collided explores young love, grief and mental illness through the lives of Vivi and Jonah, who meet the summer after the death of Jonah’s father and Vivi’s move to California. Vivi’s free-spirited, adventurous nature brings much needed light and colour to the lives of Jonah and his five younger siblings however her grip on reality begins to slip when she stops taking her … Continue reading Emery Lord – Author Overview

Elisabeth Hyde – Author Overview

The Abortionist’s Daughter is centred around the murder of Diana, Director of the Centre for Reproductive Choice living in colorado with her husband Frank of twenty years. Her 19 year-old daughter Megan is a university students whose relationship with her parents deteriorated following the tragic death of her younger brother. Murder of abortion providers is sadly highly common in America. ‘She’d been sloppy about wearing … Continue reading Elisabeth Hyde – Author Overview

Daughter’s Secret

The Daughter’s Secret follows Rosalind and her “perfect” family six years after Stephanie (Rosalind’s daughter) ran away with her geography teacher, Nathan Temperley who is due to be released from Wandsworth Prison in eleven days time. ‘People often liken a great shock to being hit by a train, but the realisation that Stephanie had run away with Nathan Temperley was more like being caught in … Continue reading Daughter’s Secret

Elizabeth Wein – Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity is one of my favourite historical novels (btw historical fiction is my favourite genre) as it keeps you guessing and questioning right till the very end. The two different narratives with Maddie and Queenie/Scottie/Eva/Julia mean you are never quite sure if the narrator is telling to truth or lying during an interrogation. Far too many World War II novels have women in … Continue reading Elizabeth Wein – Code Name Verity

Jeff Zentner – Author Overview

Goodbye Days is the first of Jeff Zentner books that I read and I must confess to intially being in two minds about it after reading the blurb. The concept of an everyday, common action (sending a text message) being classified as a crime was highly intriguing (because it reminded me about the Michelle Carter case) however the idea of ‘Goodbye Days’ to remember loved … Continue reading Jeff Zentner – Author Overview