Genre: Magical Realism

Dark and Deepest Red Review: Magical and Mesmerising

Dark and Deepest Red Review: Magical and Mesmerising

Dark and Deepest Red is a magical realism story inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Red Shoes and the dancing plague of 1518 in Strasbourg. Like all of Anna-Marie McLemore’s books, it’s beautifully written and incorporates elements of magical realism that makes it really delightful to read. It’s a story about embracing who you are and your […]

January 23, 2020 | 1 Comment
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
The Astonishing Colour of After Review: Beautiful Exploration of Grief in Taiwan

The Astonishing Colour of After Review: Beautiful Exploration of Grief in Taiwan

Every once in a while, a book comes along and sweeps you off your feet, with its gentle exploration of grief and the beautiful story told within its pages. Exploring the life of Leigh as she bonds with her mother after she passes away from suicide, it didn’t take long for The Astonishing Colour of After to […]

September 11, 2018 | 6 Comments
The Ones That Disappeared Review: Child Slavery, Hope & Magical Realism

The Ones That Disappeared Review: Child Slavery, Hope & Magical Realism

The Ones That Disappeared is the exploration of three children brought into child trafficking, who are working to pay off their ‘debt’ to the Snakeskin gang. It’s an incredibly disturbing account of poverty, emotional and physical abuse, alienation and the hope they are subjected to. Being forced to work on marijuana plants in a basement, […]

September 16, 2017 | 4 Comments