Senior Book Club – May

May Senior Book Club Recommends…

 

 

The Powerย by Naomi Alderman

In The Power the world is a recognisable place: thereโ€™s a rich Nigerian kid who larks around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power โ€“ they can cause agonising pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.

This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.

 

The Blood Miraclesย by Lisa McInerny

The second novel from the author of the Baileys Prize-winning The Glorious Heresies*

Like all twenty-year-olds, Ryan Cusack is trying to get his head around who he is.

This is not a good time for his boss to exploit his dual heritage by opening a new black market route from Italy to Ireland. It is certainly not a good time for his adored girlfriend to decide heโ€™s irreparably corrupted. And he really wishes he hadnโ€™t accidentally caught the eye of an ornery grandmother who fancies herself his saviour.

There may be a way clear of the chaos in the business proposals of music promoter Colm and in the attention of the charming, impulsive Natalie. But now that his bossโ€™s ambitions have rattled the city, Ryan is about to find out what heโ€™s made of, and it might be that chaos is in his blood.

*The Glorious Heresiesย is highly recommendedย ifย you havenโ€™t read it yet!

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