Kristiana Reed

My Screaming Twenties

Kristiana Reed

Reviewer

Published reviews

Campbell provides an outlook which is original and unique; an outlook which challenges our view on gender, on the masculine and the feminine.

Rain and Embers is a lived experience and one of the best poetry collections I have read in a while.

Contemporary Fiction

Sassafras

A stunning debut which tells a story of grief and family, expertly and beautifully.

Karki’s dialogue about privilege and life’s lessons spoken through poetry has substance but lacks style.

A humble account of a man’s journey in running, life and politics with many life lessons shared throughout.

Literary Fiction

A Codex For Gnostics

A promising novel which falls short as it tries too hard to be clever and humorous.

Contemporary Fiction

Breakfast at Cannibal Joe's

An exceptionally written and exceptionally strange black comedy set in what felt like a dystopian Dublin.

An honest and raw collection reminiscent of Kaur and Lovelace; following a journey from Trauma to Hope.

Literary Fiction

A Book of Changes

A tale of love, rebellion and family. Horko's novel explores both Britain, Hong Kong and China from the 1960s to the late 1980s.

Poetry

Tel

The way forward is... a beautiful, three part poem which tells a story of loss and hope.

Lofters’ storytelling invites you back into the past to relay a tale of a different world.

A sincere, honest and personal reflection in the guise of a poetry collection.

Literary Fiction

Boy in the Hole

A coming of age tale which attempts to reconcile challenging subject matter in the eyes of a child maturing into a young adult.

Biographies & Memoirs

We Died in Water

We Died in Water is a raw and honest memoir which explores every shade of the ocean.

Contemporary Fiction

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A novel which reflects on refracted childhood memories can fracture as well as mend the future.

Literary Fiction

Maggie's Ruse

Parrish’s fourth novel, Maggie’s Ruse, is a well-written book you are unlikely to put down.

A collection which intends to heal but lacks the substance necessary to do so.

An incredibly unique autobiographical tale of strength, truth and freedom.

Mystery & Crime

Leather Britches

A very brief encounter with mystery - predictable, tedious and lack-lustre.

Historical Fiction

An Uprising In Rome

A story of love and survival steeped in history and the beauty of Rome.

Jacquot’s words allow you to embrace becoming lost in somebody else’s loves and losses for a little while.

Faer's collection is true to the title as her words shift and shimmer between shadow and light.

Siegel's words bleed and blossom into poems which reach deep within your soul to remind you, you are not alone.

Humor & Comedy

Florian's Boys

Browne has written a coming of age story which explores the potency of the past and our desire to belong in the world.

Contemporary Romance

Canapé Collection: Laita

An eclectic selection of short stories with vivid and rich imagery throughout.

Reviewer bio

Kristiana Reed

Kristiana Reed - My Screaming Twenties

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I've been running my own blog for just over two years now, as well as editing the blog Free Verse Revolution which showcases the work of writers from all over the globe. I'm an avid reader and work as a freelance editor for indie publishers. I'm also an English teacher.

Reason for blogging

At first, it was to share the poetry and prose I write in my twenties. Since then, it has evolved into a home for poems, essays, short stories, book reviews and diary entries about how I am finding the novel writing process.

I took over editing the blog Free Verse Revolution because I adore sharing the work of others and sourcing talent - new and old. Each month is themed and showcases a variety of poetic and narrative voices.

My favourite part of reviewing or sharing others work is knowing it makes a difference to the writer. There is nothing quite like knowing your voice is heard.

About me

I've been running my own blog for just over two years now, as well as editing the blog Free Verse Revolution which showcases the work of writers from all over the globe. I'm an avid reader and work as a freelance editor for indie publishers. I'm also an English teacher.

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📚 50 books read per year

🏆 15 submissions per year