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The Half-life of Snails: goes on Random Things blogger tour!

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The Half-life of Snails: goes on Random Things blogger tour!

Philippa Holloway's captivating debut novel The Half-life of Snails was sent to book bloggers across the UK as part of a Random Things Tours

Check out the round-up of their reviews and thoughts below! 

2nd June -  Mrs Book Burnee @mrsbookburnee 

‘I was immediately drawn into this book, the authors writing style is very intriguing.’

A copy of The Half-life of Snails is on a fluffy blanket with a small cardboard box and a black ribbon to its side.

‘I highly recommend this read and am looking forward to reading more by the author.’ - See full review here. 

7th of June - Stacey Hammond @staceywh_17 
‘It’s well written, researched and highly engaging.’
‘The lead character are warm, well developed and flawed’ - See full review here.


8th of June - Just Jen Reads @justjenreads

A hand with green nail polish is holding up a copy of The Half-life of Snails. There is green text circled around the top left corner saying review and to the right side of the book there is 4/5 stars in green.

‘A really interesting read looking at the climate crisis and current global experience. The deeper ideals of the book focus prominently on the idea of home, loving family despite flaws and the development of characters throughout.’ - See full review here.

9th of June - Books by Bindu @booksbybindu 

'I found myself swept up with the author’s writing as it was very descriptive and emotive, especially when in Ukraine and Chernobyl. We have so many images from media in our minds but these were different for me, more intense and real.' - See full review here. 

10th of June - What Janey Reads @whatjaneyreads 

A copy of the cover of The Half-life of Snails in front of a black background with red lightning stripes.

‘I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but the synopsis had me intrigued. I remember the Chernobyl disaster happening….. I also live just a few minutes from the UK's largest nuclear power station so the effects of that, the controversy, the potential threat of disaster etc, is very close to home..... I particularly liked the character development and relationship between the sisters.’ - See full review here.

14th of June

Travelling Page Turner @travelling_pageturner 

‘I love the writing style for this one and being placed inside of the head of each sister in and beyond the Welsh coast 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿’ - See full review here.

Cheryl M-M Book Blog @mm_cheryl 

‘I don’t think this one will leave me, the type of read that exists in the back of your mind – a warning and a stark reminder...........It’s a cracking and captivating read.’ - See full review here.

15th of June - Jo Bee Captured on Film @jo_bee 

'I have to say this book really took me out of my comfort zone - and it was unlike any book that I have read before......Very well written - the characters jumped out of the pages at me.' - See full review here. 

17th of June - Numbers Lady Reads @numberslady_reads 

A copy of The Half-life of Snails placed on a stone wall.

‘Masterfully written, Holloway manages to give a dystopian air to what is clearly a very accurate portrayal of communities after a nuclear disaster, both an actual disaster and a close call........A book that tackles world issues with a deft and adroit hand, yet a story told with the tender compassion that has you centred in the human story, the everyday.’

Thank you to everyone who supported the tour and to Random Things (@RandomTTours). We've loved reading your reviews and seeing your photos of The Half-life of Snails out in the wild! Please do check out all their pages and blogs for your next reading recommendation. 

You can grab yourself a copy of The Half-life of Snails by Philippa Holloway in your local bookshop in support of #IndependentBookshopWeek2022 or order directly from our website