REVIEW: Three Women, Lisa Taddeo

Tuesday, 14 January 2020


All Lina ever wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her? All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town? All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women? Consequences are handed out to some but not to others. 

Current Beauty Wishlist

Sunday, 12 January 2020


Like many people, my Beauty Bay wishlist is getting a little out of control. Hyped-up beauty releases, old cult favourites, things that I do not really understand but that come in pretty packaging: they are all there. Sitting and waiting and pleading with me to buy them.
It is a daily struggle to not scroll through it and put more than a few items into my shopping basket and so, to combat that urge, I thought I would share those items with you. Because, compiling a blog post is a great way of sublimation, right? 

REVIEW: Wilder Girls, Rory Powers

Friday, 10 January 2020


It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put in quarantine. The Tox turned the students strange and savage, the teachers died off one by one. Cut off from the mainland, the girls don’t dare wander past the school’s fence where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure as the Tox takes; their bodies becoming sick and foreign, things bursting out of them, bits missing. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her best friend, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie in the wilderness past the fence. As she digs deeper, she learns disturbing truths about her school and what else is living on Raxter Island. And that the cure might not be a cure at all . . .