ARC Review: Bad Fruit by Ella King

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I received an E-Arc of this book via NetGalley and the publishers, Harper Collins, in exchange for an honest review.

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Every evening she pours Mama a glass of perfectly spoilt orange juice. She arranges the teddy bears on Mama’s quilt, she puts on her matching pink clothes. Anything to help put out the fire of Mama’s rage.


But Mama is becoming unpredictable, dangerous. And as she starts to unravel, so do the memories that Lily has kept locked away for so long.
She only wanted to be good, to help piece Mama back together. But as home truths creep out of the shadows, Lily must recast everything: what if her house isn’t a home – but a prison? What if Mama isn’t a protector – but a monster . . .

My Thoughts

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know – although I read a bit of everything- I’m primarily a romance reader. Bad Fruit, Ella King’s debut, is not a romance.

The book follows Lily, a 17 year old girl preparing to go to university whilst trying to please her constantly at-war parents and keep her family together.

A thrilling book full of twists and turns, I truly had no idea where the book was heading. Though it was at times difficult to navigate, and the bleak nature of the book made it a challenging read, I was more than thankful to try a different genre.

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