Book Review: A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

Title: A Kind of Spark
Author: Elle McNicoll
Format: Paperback | 192 pages
LinksGoodreads | Blackwells
Rating: ★★★★★

A KIND OF SPARK tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there’s more to the story of these ‘witches’, just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard?

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Book Review: Lord of the Butterflies by Andrea Gibson

Title: Lord of the Butterflies
Author: Andrea Gibson
Format: Paperback | 96 pages
Links: Goodreads | Blackwells

In Andrea Gibson’s latest collection, they continue their artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family. Each emotion here is deft and delicate, resting inside of imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.

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Hi, I’m Ocean, I’m trans and disabled, and I live in England. I’m a huge bookworm. I’ve always liked books, but since I started reading books with trans/disabled characters and themes, I started to feel represented. That’s when I really started loving books. 

I’ve been passionate about supporting trans/disabled authors for a while now, so I’ve decided to start blogging about and reviewing books by authors who are trans and/or disabled! I am fairly active on Twitter where I often talk about and promote trans books and disability books. My main bookish account is Oceans Of Novels.

I am hoping to encourage all readers – trans or cis, disabled or abled – to dip their toes into the world of wonderful books by trans and/or disabled authors. You may learn something new!

I hope you enjoy my reviews.

Happy reading!