Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Underrated by Morwenna Blackwood. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite. Read on for more info and my review.
“I stand as close as I can to the Liver Building without looking proper weird and tip my head back. My eyes can’t focus properly, but I can make out a turquoise shape right at the top, so I mouth ’iya to Bella. I’m a bit soft on the Liver Birds. They’re 300-odd feet up in the air, so they should be able to see everything, but they’re chained down…”
A story of the far-reaching effects of unrequited love and drug (ab)use, Underrated follows five lads who are just trying to make things better for themselves.
In Liverpool and on the south Devon coast, their lives entangle as they turn to cocaine.
While some people take drugs to escape their circumstances, others deal drugs to escape theirs. But is escape ever really an option?
I’ve been looking forward to another book by Morwenna Blackwood since I read Glass House, so when the opportunity to read Underrated was presented to me, I was excited to hop on the blog tour.
This is quite the disturbing read. It deals with themes surrounding drugs, addiction, betrayal, and friendship. I enjoyed the writing. It was well paced and I was very interested in the journey.
I felt the characters in this were very compelling. The drug abuse and addiction is powerfully written, and quite difficult to read about. However, the story is worth it.
Overall, I would recommend giving Underrated a read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
When she was six years old, Morwenna wrote and endless story about a frog, and hasn’t stopped writing since.
She’s the author of bestselling noir psychological thrillers, The (D)Evolution of Us, and Glasshouse, has an MA in Creative Writing, and can usually be found down by the sea. Morwenna’s third novel, Underrated, was published by #darkstroke on Valentine’s Day, 2022, and she has several works in progress.
She often thinks about that frog.
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