VE Schwab’s latest release is a haunting YA Gothic horror standalone that most fans will likely adore, but which missed the mark for me…Continue reading “Review: Gallant by VE Schwab”
Review: Women’s Weird 2
Remember how much I enjoyed Handheld Press’s anthology of Weird fiction by female writers (review here if you missed it)? Well, there’s a second volume, and it’s just as fascinatingly eerie!
Review: Women’s Weird
Happy Halloween! I’ve got a review of an appropriately spooky book for you today – a collection of Weird short stories by female writers that, in my opinion, is a must for anyone who likes a good supernatural scare…
Blog Tour: The Song of the Sycamore
Today I’m really excited to be helping to finish up the blog tour for the new book from the fantastic Edward Cox, The Song of the Sycamore!
Review: The Outcast Hours
This anthology takes the theme ‘people who are awake at night’ and collects a real variety of stories, most of which are horror-tinged. It’s a mixed bag, as many anthologies are, but there are a few gems in there…
Review: The Twisted Tree
Halloween is done for another year, but if you’re the kind of person who’s spooky all year round, then do I have a book for you! The Twisted Tree is a snow-covered, Norse-inspired story with more than a few scary moments…
Review: The Unicorn Quest
This book was a total impulse buy for me. I was browsing in Mostly Books and didn’t really see anything that grabbed me in the YA or adult sections, so I made my way to their lovely kids’ section at the back, and picked this up more or less at random. I thought there was a chance it might be a bit twee (never having really had a horse/unicorn phase as a kid), but when I started reading it, I was really pleased to find that it’s a gorgeous portal to a magical world, in the best tradition of children’s fantasy.
Review: The House With Chicken Legs
This was probably the most hyped kids’ book of the first part of 2018, and with good reason. It’s a lush, thoughtful, magical tale that deserves comparisons to Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman.
Review: Storm Glass
Floating cities? Skyships? Etiquette lessons? Storm Glass intrigued me as soon as I saw the description. Sadly, I just couldn’t click with any of the characters, and I found the plot a little lacking…
Review: The Frog Princess Omnibus
I was browsing in The Last Bookshop in Oxford, which has an excellent 2 for £5 deal, when I spotted a cool looking purple book with a dragon on it. That turned out to be the third omnibus in the series, so of course, since I can’t start midway through a series, I had to search out the other two volumes on the internet when I got home! This first omnibus has The Frog Princess, Dragon’s Breath and Once Upon a Curse.