After the excellent Kit series (see my reviews of The Dragon in the Library, The Monster in the Lake, and The Wizard in the Wood!) I’ll read anything Louie Stowell writes, and this Labyrinth-inspired tale of fairyland lives up to the hype!Continue reading “Review: Otherland”
Fez Inkwright’s Folk Magic and Healing now has a darker sibling! Botanical Curses and Poisons looks at the folklore and science behind evil, cursed, and poisonous plants in a book just as beautiful as its companion.Continue reading “Review: Botanical Curses and Poisons”
Garth Nix is most famous for his dark teen books, and Sabriel and sequels have been favourites of mine since I was a kid, but he also does a great line in light-hearted adventure fantasy (see my review of the criminally underrated Newt’s Emerald), and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is exactly that!
An anthology based on the curses of folklore and fairy tale was always going to be my cup of tea…
Many Comic Cons past, I fell in love with the art of Fez Inkwright (@rosdottir on Twitter), who combines beautiful art with folklore and witchiness, and is also a hugely sweet person. I have several pieces of her art up around my house, and I also bought her self-published book, Folk Magic and Healing: An Unusual History of British Plants. So I was thrilled when the last time I saw her, she told me it had been picked up by a publisher for a swanky expanded, hardback release – and even more thrilled when Liminal 11 offered me the chance to review the new edition!
I was instantly sold on this novella the moment I heard about it – creepy English folklore and queer romance is basically my ideal read. I was thrilled to be approved for it on NetGalley, and I already know I’m going to need a hard copy!
As someone with a deep interest in the history of witches and the magic/science of herblore, this book was a must-read for me! It’s my stop on the blog tour today, and I’m so glad to be able to talk to you about Sunwise (and the first book in the series, Widdershins).
You might have seen over on Twitter that I’ve been making an effort to get up-to-date with my shamefully overdue NetGalley shelves – please do come and join me with the hashtag #NonStopNetGalley if you could also do with a push to get that shelf cleared! So for the next few days, there will most likely be a couple of posts a day, so I can get my reviews done in a timely fashion…
Anyway, today is the turn of The Sisters of the Winter Wood – a historical fairy-tale that I’d been wanting to read for ages!