books of alternate realities

My name is Rhiannon, I’m 22 and I grew up by the Cornish sea. Currently residing in London, searching for a career in publishing and eating lots of cake at my part-time job.

Hello and welcome, YA, fantasy and dystopian book lovers.

I am a recent graduate of Classics with a love of books that explore alternate realities, whether that means ancient mythologies, fantasy universes or mysterious dystopian worlds. I’m especially drawn to books that explore a strong female character or female relationships, especially as many YA books in my favoured genres challenge notions of femininity. I’ve chosen to read these genres as a form of rebellion against the traditional standards of what is perceived as a ‘good book’. Now I have escaped the world of university academia, I don’t have to be supercilious about my reading choices and instead intend to enjoy all of the unending and magical possibilities that fantastical, dystopian and YA novels hold.

  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed: A Woman Hikes Alone

    January 11, 2020 by

    Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found is an autobiographical account of one woman’s hike across a large part of the Pacific Crest Trail through California and Oregon, and an exploration of her grief over the death of her mother. I watched the film adaptation a few years ago when I was still working at… Read more

  • The Penelopiad and the Power of Changing Perspective

    November 13, 2019 by

    Being a lifelong fantasy lover, the strange creatures and tales from ancient mythology were enough to reel me in to the world of Classics, and ultimately lead me to major in it at university. When I was little, I had a fixation on fairies, elves and magic animals – not unlike a lot of kids,… Read more

  • Tag:What book should I read?

    November 24, 2019 by

    I am still currently in the process of reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, but I wanted to get into the groove of writing a blog post every week, even if it doesn’t correspond to a particular book. Why haven’t I finished Good Omens yet? It’s not because it isn’t interesting. It’s… Read more

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