Rosewater is essential . . . I raced through it in 24 hours.
I consumed it in breathless gulps.
This is a modern Black British love story that will become a future classic.
Rosewater is a confident debut, brimming with ideas and bursting with heart . . . I am in awe.
Liv writes with ease, creating natural and effortless prose that is quietly powerful.
A wonderfully fresh, zesty and sexy debut novelist who is putting black queer lives, loves and longings centre stage, where they belong.
Rosewater is funny, witty, messy, and beautifully queer . . . a story that seeps into you the way warm sunshine does at the final edges of winter.
Bold and beautiful . . . [a] bracing contemporary voice.
Frank, sexy, and so tender. Little's pen shines.
Rosewater feels like a song for the dreamers who are trying to find their way. It is a wonderful, messy, heart-filled novel.
It's tender, soulful, and sexy, and once I started this book, I couldn't put it down.
Sharply observed yet tender at the same time, Rosewater explores the meaning of home, exposing its fragility and its tenacity as Little's characters fight to find their place in the world.
Rosewater is sensuous, urgent and pulsating with youth -- embracing all of its messiness, discovery and boundless capacity for love.
Rosewater is sexy, alive, and modern-a perfectly-formed romance . . . this book is a must-read and a captivating delight.
A gritty, heartfelt, no holds barred look at life and love in present-day London.
An effervescent and irresistible new voice.
A thrilling book.
Inspiring . . . bold and hotly anticipated debut.
A highly relevant look at millennial life in the city.
Full of energy, wit and excitement, this is a book to watch.
Bold debut novel . . . free-spirited . . . amazing.
An unapologetically bold and heartfelt love story with a timeless message about living your authentic self at its core.
A beautifully rendered story about love's possibilities and its limits. I laughed, I cried, couldn't put it down.
A paeon to a queer love affair that's sexy, complex and romantic. Effortlessly capturing our uncertain zeitgeist.
This striking debut from will stay with me for a long time. Elsie is a wonderfully flawed protagonist you won't be able to resist rooting for. Over the course of the reading experience, I felt everything from arousal and laughter to panic-stricken devastation. You'll fall in love with Rosewater.
An exciting new voice.
A gorgeous, multi-layered love story; the kind you stay up late to read.
intensely moving . . . Rosewater is a beautiful ode to queer love and friendship
Funny, sexy and full of the kind of sensual moments that your hairs stand on end, Rosewater is a brilliantly written tale of millennial life and modern love.
The book we've all been waiting for . . . Funny, fierce and relatable.
A blazing debut that catapults Little onto the literary scene, this is the sapphic love story we have been waiting for . . . Little's exploration of mental health, independence, rebuilding one's confidence, resilience in hard times, family and found family were just a few themes that shone. The prose flows beautifully, keeping the reader's attention from start to finish, and Elsie's poetry (written by the amazing Kai-Isaiah Jamal) is so truthfully written and raw that it brings Elsie's character alive more than you would think possible.
Powerfully visceral and exposing.
It is at once funny and moving, a snapshot of life in London at the specific time it was written, and a beautiful homage to black queer creativity.
Rosewater is going to be the debut of the year. Lyrical, bold and pulsing with energy, you will not be able to put this one down.
A queer love story that isn't just hot and real but heart-breaking and tender too . . . It's the kind of effect debut novelists dream of.
The moving, powerfully executed tale of Elsie . . . It has a lot to say about creating art in a capitalist society, about family and what homecoming can come to mean, if we fully embrace it.
Rosewater vividly evokes the pain - and the humour - of being young and living through this era. It's timely, enlightening and full of promise. Little is a talent
The ultimate queer love story
A poignant love song to friendship and chosen family
It has all the right ingredients for a modern classic: it's tender, raw, refreshing and comforting all at the same time.
Little lays bare complex truths of the heart, the nature of love and desire, and the power of staying true and strong. Elsie's story will have readers rooting for her along every step of her passionate path.