Death Notice: Review

Deputy Entertainment Editor Julie Crowley reviews the first instalment of China’s best-selling crime trilogy. “The law doesn’t bring justice. The powerful and influential can break rules however they please, and the law can’t touch the people who hide in the shadows.”-  Eumenides Death Notice is the first book in a best-selling Chinese crime trilogy. Following […]

Book Review: “Asking For It”

Aisling O’Donovan reviews Louise O’Neill’s bestselling novel. Spoilers ahead. “They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until I am proven honest.” These harrowing words strike a cord with every reader of Louise O’Neill’s hugely successful and striking novel, ‘Asking For It.’ It is these few sentences which perfectly […]

In Love and War by Alex Preston

By Michelle O’Sullivan In Love and War is Alex Preston’s third novel, which has been hailed as “complex and profoundly moving” by The Guardian. It is a book that follows the journey of Esmond Loundes, the main character, who is a young British boy that has been sent to Italy by his father after being involved […]

Book Review: Submarine

Joe Dunthorne’s novel is an hilarious read with plenty of heart, writes Eli Dolliver Submarine, by Joe Dunthorne, is the funniest book I have ever read. I want everyone to read it – even people I don’t like, even people who don’t deserve it. It’s the only book that’s ever made me laugh as hard […]

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Words by Ciara Buckley Life isn’t particularly easy, especially when you’re eighteen years old and leaving home for the first time, embarking on your first journey into the big bad world of college. Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl is a coming of age story about fans, family, change and the inevitable difficulties we face in growing up. […]

Literature Review: ‘Alice’ by Christina Henry

Melanie Butler-O’Reilly takes a look at a classic tale with a very modern twist. We live in a world where ‘retellings’ and ‘reimaginings’ of classic tales are being announced almost daily. Take Disney, for example: while I am one of their most loyal supporters, the seemingly endless influx of live action remakes and new slants […]