5 Magical fairytale retellings


5 Magical fairytale retellings

The best pirate books. Yaaah!

Avast ye, scurvy landlubbers! It’s Bookaxe’s most swashbuckling pirate reads.

Let’s talk about female friendships in fiction

Ditch the drama! Here are 5 of the most awesome, supportive female friendships that fiction has to offer.

The most intriguing stories behind famous books

In this article, we run down nine of our favourite intriguing ‘behind the book’ inspiration stories.

Best Oscar Winning Books of the 21st Century

We doff our hats to these Oscar-winning films that brought five worthy stories to new audiences.

The Most Disastrous Love Affairs in Books

5 delightfully awful relationships that’ll make you feel better about whatever you’ve got going on!

The Best Magical Realism Books You’ve Never Read

There's something special about novels that seamlessly blend reality with the fantastical.

Snowy thrillers to chill your bones!

Grab a blanket and a cup of cocoa and lock the doors! Here are five recommendations to chill you to the bone.

The world's oldest bookstores

This Saturday is Bookshop Day in the UK, a celebration of all that is wonderful about whiling away hours whilst wandering through the stacks

In this age of HD can novels still enchant

It has long been argued by the cynical, vocal few that in this age of high-definition, on-demand entertainment, the quiet novel has had its day.

Permission to quit

How many times have you been let down by a novel that you thought would be great? Yep, us too.

The world’s most dangerous books

“Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous – they contain ideas.” ― Pete Hautman

The 5 coolest, deadliest women in fiction

Watch your back, folks. These women mean serious business...

5 prizes more fun than the Man Booker!

Are you a little bit bored of stuffy book prizes? Here’s a few that are far more fun…

Choice is fabulous but it can overwhelm

It’s no surprise when you find out how many books have ever been written. (We’ll give you a clue. It’s LOTS.)

Why does Disney kill the parents

Have you ever noticed how many fictional characters are cursed by having parents that met a sticky end