• Just about to head down for dinner🤤
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One things for sure, you never go hungry on a @royalcaribbeanuk cruise!😂
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There’s also a new review up of Seraph of the End Volume Twelve (Link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Greetings from sunny Naples☀️
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Yesterday I got a massage for the first time and I’ve never felt so zen in all my life!
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Today is being spent by the pool with cocktails and a little bit of laptop time.
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Speaking of there’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • A little belated considering I’ve been away for a little while now but my holiday TBR is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Three things: 
I am tanned.
I have read one book so far.
Peach Daiquiris are my new favourite drink🍹
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  • All packing has been done, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything but we’ll soon see😂
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Now for a nice relax with my favourite person tonight💕
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There’s a new post up for the Needlemouse blog tour too (Link in bio✌🏻)
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There should be plenty more posts going up whilst I’m away 🙊
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  • Another lovely weekend passes by. This one filled with Lego building, food and watching the new series of Stranger Things💕
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I adore Steve. He’s such a sweetheart.
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Tonight I’m curling up with my next read and tomorrow I’m being cooked for- I know, very lucky🙊
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There’s a new post up all about my last read as part of the Blog Tour!
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What’s your favourite thing to cook?
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  • Just under a week till holiday number one begins and I’m starting to look at what I’m taking with me 🙊
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This little red number is definitely coming!💃🏻
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After a tiring day I’m spending the evening on the couch with a book and wine...definitely need wine😂
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Question: are you a super prepared packer orrr are you a throw it all in the morning you go kinda person? 🤔
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  • So June was an amazing reading month! And a pretty great month in general.
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I went away with my favourite person, went to some bookish events and ate a lot of wonderful food💕
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And we finally got sun! What’s your go to ‘summer read’?
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The full wrap up is on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) and there’s also a little fun post about some books I think Hufflepuffs would enjoy💛
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  • I spent all last night and all this morning binge watching The Dragon Prince after seeing @bookswithchloe recommend it. All I can say is I need season three😍
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The rest of today will be spent photo taking in prep for going on holiday!
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I finally have a TBR for it too...and I’m going to work on one for the NEWTS read-a-thon👏🏻
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot June Broody Banter box now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It’s my favourite box to date!
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Have you ever used any bookish sub boxes? Is there another I need to try?
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’m having a much needed day of rest today!
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Hay fever is no joke but at the same time sooo ridiculous. I mean I’m allergic to grass and trees when you think about it😂
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Tomorrow I have a full day of post writing planned until my favourite person gets home💕
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There’s another new review up of Once & Future up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Spoiler - I loved it.
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  • #AD - Gifted
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In full holiday prep mode but I cannot for the life of me pick what books to take!
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I have a few ideas and two holidays...help!
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I’m also going to try and do ARC August this year. Wish me luck🤞🏻
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There’s also a review of this amazing book up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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My Dark Vanessa is now an all time favourite of mine and is due to be published in 2020!🙊
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  • I said there were a lot of reviews currently up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I adored The Star-Touched Queen. It was magical, dark and full of the most beautiful writing😍
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Adult Fiction Books Reviews

Peach by Emma Glass

June 25, 2019
Peach by Emma Glass

I really wanted to love this book and it started out with so much promise but by twenty pages in I started to lose interest. The plot had so much potential but seemed to get lost in an effort to write this book in a way that seemed edgy and intelligent for the sake of appearing intelligent. If you don't want to be spoiled I suggest you skip this review as my rating relies a lot on unpacking the issues I had with this novel.

Massive trigger warnings for rape, sexual assault, FGM, PTSD and violence.

Peach is a teenage girl and this super short story opens as she is walking home after being sexually assaulted, though the word is never explicitly said it's clear from the description that she's been the victim of rape. In particular by a much older man. Peaches parents are oblivious to her pain both physically and emotionally as their entire focus is on the new baby and also each other. This is the plot that really drew me to the book. I thought it would be a novel where Peach not only confronts what happened to her but calls out her mentally absent parents. This isn't what we got. There's an awful lot of bizarre metaphor used that I couldn't wrap my head around. Peach's narration seems to suggest that most of the people in her life she likens to food in some way. The rapist she says had sausages for fingers and left trails of grease as a slug does and her sibling is coated in sugar and feels like jelly and her teacher Mr. Custard melts like custard. I tried to rationalise this thinking perhaps she distances herself from the real world due to her trauma but it just didn't make sense.

Consistently throughout the novel, Peach makes reference to her weight in a highly negative way. Whereas her boyfriend is indifferent to this fact about her until he asks if her weight gain could possibly be due to pregnancy as they are intimate. I don't think Peaches perception of herself is healthy and one scene in particular stuck out to me where she holds a pair of scissors to her stomach and debates cutting it off. It's horrendous. I'm not entirely sure if this is medically accurate in the way I'm going to describe it but the weight gain/bloating she experiences is possibly due to something she does. After her rape, she sews herself up...down there. I can only assume that mutilation is the cause of the following change in her body. It's such a harrowing and disgusting scene that frankly wasn't necessary. This book is shocking for the sake of being shocking.

Oh and after that, there's some cannibalism.

It's gratuitous to the nth degree in both violence, shock and the frankly nonsensical narrative tone.

The end of the novel seemed to suggest that either Peach turned into a peach or somehow managed to birth the stone of a peach.

I don't think I've ever publically rated or roasted a book like this.

If you enjoyed it then brilliant, I'm glad it found the right reader because it certainly wasn't me.

INFO

Name: Peach

Author: Emma Glass

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 98

ISBN: 978-1-4088-8651-9

Rating: 2/5

Have you read Peach?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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