Louisa Treger’s The Dragon Lady is about the Ginie Courtald’s life as the “lady with the dragon tattoo.” Set in Rhodesia, current day Zimbabwe, in the early 20th century, Ginie and her husband Stephen find themselves to be find themselves to be relative social outcasts as they each think and behave differently than society deems acceptable. Ginie has a dragon tattooed the length of her body and creates varying stories about her tattoo, and she is also a divorcee with an annulled marriage that further adds to the speculation about her private life. Stephen is an advocate for the arts and advocates for improved treatment of the native population.
This is the first book I read from this author and I loved it! Such a good book with great characters that keeps you obsessed with every page since the first one. I admit that I didn’t like it at first and thought that it wasn’t for me but as I kept on reading it grew on me. Holding Back the Dark is not for the faint-hearted but for lovers of dark, psychological thrillers. The scene that greets the reader at the very outset is as gory as a murder scene can be – and that’s only for starters.
Title: The Sisters GrimmAuthor: Menna Van PraagPages: 448 Synopsis: The critically acclaimed author of The House at the End of Hope Street combines love, mystery, and magic with her first foray into bewitching fantasy with a dark edge evocative of V.E. Schwab and Neil Gaiman. Once upon a time, a demon who desired earthly domination fathered an … Continue reading Book Review | The Sisters Grimm by Menna Van Praag
The Eye of Ra is a fun and fast paced MG novel that my younger brother and I absolutely adored. I really liked the lucid language and flow in the story. The narrative moves so quickly that nowhere you are stuck in the monotony of dialogues. The only reason I took so long to finish this review is because I am a procrastinating teenage with loads of quarantine homework.
At 17, Caroline Lawson is enduring her last few months of senior year at an exclusive prep school, impatient for graduation and a chance to escape her controlling parents. Then her best friend, Madison, disappears. When the police try to pin the disappearance on Caroline’s favourite teacher, Caroline risks everything to figure out what really happened. But Madison isn’t the only girl who has gone missing, and the deeper Caroline digs, the darker the secrets she uncovers, her own included.