This is Maiko. She’s liked books since forever, which is how she ended up working in publishing. Her favorite author is now, and forever will be, Tamora Pierce (and not only because Prince Jonathan was her first book crush). She’ll read anything (unless it’s Austen) and especially loves folklore and myth. Her current addictions are radio-drama podcasts, movies starring Domhnall Gleeson and going for extravagantly long walks. She’s based in London and currently works for Hachette.
Reviews by Maiko Lenting:
This is how children change…and then change the world. Reading this book will change you, and the publication of this book has the potential to change the way that the world thinks.
This is not just a book about mathematics. Catherine Chung uses mathematics as a lense to look at topics far more poignant and pressing.
This books is filled with characters who just feel so damn real. Sparks fly, but sparks create fires and boy does this book come to an explosive conclusion.
Normal People is exactly what this book is about. Just two very ordinary people who make mistakes, make up, break up, and then some. And it’s flawless.
An Ocean of Minutes was sold to me as The Time Traveller’s Wife meets Station Eleven. With that, I knew that I had to read this book, and I was not disappointed.
It’s not exactly original, but just like the original Tomb Raider movies, it is the biggest bunch of fun that the price of a cinema ticket can buy.
This whole book is a delightful critique on the media whilst also nailing what it’s like to be a teenager. I’d laugh on one page and be near tears on the next.
Jeanette Winterson once said that “O’Neill writes with a scalpel,” and that could not be more appropriate for this book also.
The premise is simple; what would you do if you knew the exact date of your death? Would you continue on as normal or embrace a reckless future?
In its simplest form, this is a reimagining of the tale of The Thousand and One Nights. In its more exciting form, it’s a beautifully realized love story.
Dimple is 100% true to himself. Rishi is still discovering who she is. Ah, the perfect breeding ground for ferocious debates and a beautiful infatuation.
found it interesting that a book written in 1897 would have such a woman focus. Pop culture had me believing that Van Helsing was the hero of this book.
This is one of the only books to ever give me a day-mare. I was sitting in class when a bunch of Dead Hands burst through the door and attacked the teacher.
PICK UP NICOLA YOON RIGHT NOW! Her characters are beautiful, flawed but filled with hope and perfectly written.
“Finish this sentence; I am… Maybe you’d answer shy. Or blond. Friendly.... But the majority of you wouldn’t say white. Why not? Because it is a given.”
It was a great Hogwarts-hit for me and I felt like a relapsed junkie when I was done. It filled me with a Hogwarts euphoria that I hadn’t felt since 2007.
Tartt kept dropping foreboding pieces of foreshadowing that I would read, pass and flick back. Wait…what did I just read? What was going to happen?!
Isserley, our sort-of-heroine, is awkward and odd but also strangely alluring. This adds to the secrecy and danger of Faber’s novel.
A book that needed to be written about a subject that needs to be talked about. It is an utterly mesmerising and powerful book.
I looked up to Alanna. She was who I wanted to be: fearless, kind, hard-working and she’s a redhead! Now, as an adult, I go to her when I need a pick me up.
“Mean Girls” meets ”The Handmaid’s Tale”. How could you not be intrigued by that? And, can I just say, that is a damn accurate description.
It's odd but loveable. Watch it for Catherine Frot. She is a vision. Watch it for the incredible costumes and maybe try and forget the bearded lady.