The Heart Hidden Behind The Wall Of Thorns

Sep 17th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

I start reading eagerly: On the eve of her wedding, a girl paces her room. In her hands, a bag of boar’s blood. She plans to flee the castle by faking her own death. Her sister, a wick, sickly creature with a cheery disposition, is to go with her. Wait. Purloined? In THAT sentence? Okay then… The girl is a huntress, but here she is...

Interviewing a Writer: Jessica Leake

Sep 3rd, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 13 min read

Earlier this year, I discovered a new YA fantasy novel: Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake. Despite the fact that it was 450 pages, I finished it within two days. To say I struggled to put it down is an understatement. I was in love from the very second I opened it and as I turned the last page, I found myself going into instant withdrawal,...

A Bad Boy Stole My Bra: The Blog Tour

Jul 17th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read

To say I had high expectations for this book would be a lie. When it arrived, I was more interested in the packaging than in the book (Seriously, it came in a bright pink bubble envelope! How cool is that?!) and all I had to go on was this: Imagine waking up in the night to find your gorgeous new neighbour dangling out of your...

Just Don’t Mention It: The Blog Tour

Jun 25th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 11 min read

Every year, I spend the last two weeks of June and the first of July in Scotland. I spend some much-needed quality time with my sister, brother-in-law and nephews; I enjoy a short break from the stresses of London life and collect inspiration for my next piece of writing; I work at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, something I look forward to without fail every...