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Review: Otherland

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!

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Review: Botanical Curses and Poisons

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.

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Review: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

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!

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Review: Folk Magic and Healing

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!

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Review: The Sisters of the Winter Wood

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!

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