Nafiza Recommends: Chime by Franny Billingsley

I’d better start with a confession, Nafiza: the first time I read Chime, I didn’t like it. I mean, I got why you did: the atmosphere of the setting; the little twists when Briony, the narrator-protagonist, says something completely unexpected – the way she, every so often, describes something with an …

Book Review: Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Paperback, 432 pages Published June 3rd 2013 by Random House Australia Source: Personal copy Allyse Near’s debut novel, Fairytales for Wilde Girls, is a rollicking ride where creativity and imagination hold the reins. The novel follows the story of Isola Wilde who is a child of the Nimue which means …