we don’t let our lips pull apart.

there's an acknowledgement, i guess, in the silence. we don't let our lips pull apart. just a moment, filled with the heaving of our breaths.   i don't really feel guilty in taking what i want. you broke me, now: you're the one crawling on your knees, begging for my hands my lips my heat [...]

our blood stains these cathedral walls

it's wanting to punch your fist through a wall. it's an open wound, bleeding - unbearable.   contracting and retracting; my womb is shedding itself.   a riotous force, armies in battle:   stab, stab, stabbing.   an almighty force, it symbolises my sexual maturity my monetary value in our society - i become property. [...]

POETRY REVIEW: THE WITCH DOESN’T BURN IN THIS ONE BY AMANDA LOVELACE

throw flames like a girl. I loved The Princess Saves Herself In This One and I have to say that I completely, with my entire heart, adored The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One. Amanda Lovelace is one of my favourite poets, purely because of the power of her writing. Her work is not a gentle touch to the [...]

ADULT FICTION REVIEW: I AM JUSTICE BY DIANA MUÑOZ STEWART

I would highlight this book as an Avengers meets the Expendables meets the legend of the Amazonians, in a no-holds-bar explosion celebrating female strength and conviction. This book was such a surprise. Not only did it have a diverse cast of completely different and equally incredible women, it also conveyed the struggles of deep emotional pain [...]

POETRY REVIEW: WILD EMBERS BY NIKITA GILL

Poems of rebellion, fire and beauty   Wild Embers by Nikita Gill is a firestorm of lovely prose, that at times, can be quietly powerful and other times, is an exhilaration of a pure unstoppable force. I will try and keep this review brief, only because I wholeheartedly believe that this is a poetry collection [...]

#LOVEOZYA REVIEW: TAKE THREE GIRLS BY CATH CROWLEY, FIONA WOOD & SIMMONE HOWELL

#LOVEOZYA I am going to be quite honest, I picked this book up because I saw the name 'Cath Crowley' and I had such a deep love affair with her previous young adult novel, Words in Deep Blue.  I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The main plotline centres upon the friendship [...]