The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita takes place in the same setting where it was written- the USSR at the height of the Stalinist period. During that time, artists had to work under strict censorship and were often subject to imprisonment, exile and sometimes even death. Thus, for Bulgakov, there was never any question of publishing the [...]

Review || An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Review || An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

A prodigy artist. An Autumn Prince. An adventure across seasons. In a small village called Whimsy, where Summer reigns all year round, there lives a young portrait artist called Isobel. Her Craft gives her life purpose and this is evident in her paintings, so much so that they are highly prized amongst the Fair Folk. [...]

Why you should read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Why you should read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

TW: Sexual Assault, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Drug Abuse, Murder, Slavery Homegoing is a wonderfully written #ownvoices debut book that follows the story of two half-sisters: Effia and Esi in 18th century Ghana, and their vastly different destinies. One was sold into slavery in the Gold Coast’s blooming slave trade and the other married off to [...]

Review || The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern

Review || The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.  Le Cirque des Rêves offers an experience that is truly unique and remarkable. Every black and white tent holds a mystery, an extraordinary experience that will leave your senses wanting more. However, behind the scenes there is [...]

Review || The Golem and the Djinni – Helene Wecker

Review || The Golem and the Djinni – Helene Wecker

Diverse | Whimsical | Enchanting  Legends. Heroes. Magic. Who doesn’t love them in a story, especially in one written by the wonderful Helen Wecker? She has created a very realistic fairy-tale for adults that leaves you wanting more.  The story follows two main characters who appear to be very ordinary but are undeniably extraordinary. Chava [...]