In Life As In Death

By Leanne O’Connor Desmond The stairs creaked loudly, announcing Sylvia’s descent to the basement. Her bruised white skin shone brightly under the low hanging lanterns. William was waiting for her, as he always did. She appeared like a vision of an angel, her dark hair contrasting wildly against her unique pallor. William stood as she approached. He tipped his hat politely at her. Sylvia’s wide … Continue reading In Life As In Death

Proto

By Gemma Kent. “You’ll die. That can’t happen. It can’t I can’t. Please.”   His gait was a wayward, deflated hop marked by a rhythm dubbed ‘shit step shit’. ‘step’ was the good foot and ‘shit’ was the bad one, and between them they stomped out a jilted four-four tempo, with occasional variance. Step. Shit. Step. Fuck. Step. Fuck Crap Shit. He insisted he would … Continue reading Proto

In Life as in Death

By Leanne O’Connor Desmond   The stairs creaked loudly, announcing Sylvia’s descent to the basement. Her bruised white skin shone brightly under the low hanging lanterns. William was waiting for her, as he always did. She appeared like a vision of an angel, her dark hair contrasting wildly against her unique pallor. William stood as she approached. He tipped his hat politely at her. Sylvia’s … Continue reading In Life as in Death

Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

Darragh McGrath reviews the first novel in V.E. Schwab’s fantasy series “I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still” -Lila Bard I like to think of those of us who were introduced to reading and literature through Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings as the connoisseurs of the fantasy genre. For the past two decades, bookstore shelves have been adorned with … Continue reading Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

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 in a scandal at Cambridge at the time of the … Continue reading In Love and War by Alex Preston

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. The story follows Cath, an introverted and social anxiety plagued … Continue reading Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell