“Dark Frontier” by Matthew Harffy

“Dark Frontier” by Matthew Harffy

Author: Matthew Harffy Publication Date: 8 October 2024 Publisher: Head of Zeus – Bloomsbury Genre: Historical Fiction, Western Pages: 512 I would like to say thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for giving me an opportunity to read the book before most people. Although the author was new to me, I absolutely loved […]

The review of the book "The Cave"

Echoes of Survival: Reflecting on ‘The Cave’ and the Wounds of War

Book title: “The Cave: A Secret Underground Hospital and One Woman’s Story of Survival in Syria” By: Amami Ballour and Rania Abouzeid Publication date: 5 March 2024 The book tells the story of a young Syrian woman, Amani, who grew up in a suburban area of Ghouta near Damascus. “The Cave” has broken my heart […]

Kyiv

A Review of ‘No Country for Love’ by Yaroslav Trofimov

In “No Country for Love,” Yaroslav Trofimov masterfully transports us to the heart of 1930s Ukraine, a landscape rife with upheaval and transformation. This gripping novel tells the story of Deborah Rosenbaum, a spirited seventeen-year-old with a passion for literature and a hunger for a modern life, far removed from the stale conventions of the […]

The Four

Ellie Keel ‘The Four’: A Tale of Friendship and Survival

I would like to thank Harper Collins for providing me with an advanced reading copy of the book. The story begins with four friends joining an elite boarding school after receiving scholarships. The school presents a harsh environment where bullying is rampant, and only the strongest survive. Following a tragic accident, one of these young […]

Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine

History of Warfare: Insights from “Conflict”

Introduction When this book came out in October 2023 it moved straight to the top of my reading list. I was born and lived in Ukraine for the first 27 years of my life. My family and my friends are in the war zone so for me this war is personal. Last year like many […]

Understanding the Russian War in Ukraine: Essential Reads

Understanding the Russian War in Ukraine: Essential Reads

The events in Ukraine from 2014 onwards have drawn the attention of the world. From the annexation of Crimea to the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine, understanding the depth of the situation requires a grasp not just of the immediate circumstances, but also of the historical, geopolitical, and socio-cultural contexts. If you’re seeking to navigate […]