Blog tour: Young Women

Welcome to the blog tour for Young Women by Jessica Moor!

More about the book…

When Emily meets the enigmatic and dazzling actress Tamsin, her life changes. Drawn into Tamsin’s world of Soho living, boozy dinners, and cocktails at impossibly expensive bars, Emily’s life shifts from black and white to technicolour and the two women become inseparable.

Tamsin is the friend Emily has always longed for; beautiful, fun, intelligent and mysterious and soon Emily is neglecting her previous life - her work assisting vulnerable women, her old friend Lucy - to bask in her glow. But when a bombshell news article about a decades-old sexual assault case breaks, Emily realises that Tamsin has been hiding a secret about her own past. Something that threatens to unravel everything . . .

More about the author…

Jessica Moor studied English at Cambridge before completing a Creative Writing MA at Manchester University. Her debut novel Keeper was published in 2020 to rave reviews and critical acclaim. Jessica Moor was selected as one of the Observer’s debut novelists of 2020, and her debut, Keeper, was chosen by the Sunday Times, Independent and Cosmopolitan as one of their top debuts of the year. Keeper was nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize and an Edgar Award. Young Women is her second novel. Follow Jessica on Twitter: @jessicammoor.

My impressions…

Having read the author’s debut novel, Keeper, I knew that Young Women was going to be good. Or, as it turned out, better than good! Jessica Moor’s writing style draws you in and, while reading about the obsessive friendship that develops between Emily and Tamsin, I felt like I was there with them, witnessing the intoxicating effect of meeting someone who seems to understand you like nobody else can. As the novel progresses, the atmosphere becomes darker as we explore the difficult yet relevant themes of consent and misogyny. What does it mean to be a woman in a man’s world? In the end, it’s up to the reader to decide.

Three words to describe it. Bold. Intoxicating. Important.

Do I like the cover? I love it. It’s intoxicating!

Have I read any other books by the same author? Yes, I have read and recommended her debut novel, Keeper.

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