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”
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 so excited for this story of herblore and hidden magic, but I felt pretty let down by the worldbuilding in the end, which was a shame.
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).
I’ve been away for a few days, but I did take the chance to get caught up on some reading, so it’s time to get some reviews sorted. First up, The Cinderella Countess – I’ve got in the habit of picking up new Mills and Boon Historicals whenever they hit NetGalley, and this is a great one!
You guys know I’m mad for witches, right? So I absolutely couldn’t resist the idea of The Familiars, which is set during the Pendle witch trials – and even on top of my high expectations, I was surprised by how beautiful, fluid, and atmospheric the writing is. This is a gorgeous book inside and out.
You know I’m a sucker for a herbal, right?
I was so lucky to win a copy of this amazing book from Duckworth Books, as I’m a big fan of Eleanor Herman’s writing, and I love learning about the history of early medicine and cosmetics – especially when they’re actually poisonous!
I’m so pleased to be on the blog tour for the third and final book in the Caitlyn series by Elizabeth Davies (though gutted that there won’t be any more!). I recommend checking out my reviews of Three Bloody Pieces and A Stain on the Soul before you read on, as it’s so hard to avoid spoilers when reviewing the later books in a series!
This book is, quite simply, astonishingly good! I came across it completely by chance on Twitter, and it turns out that not only is it a debut novel for the author, Laura Laakso, it’s also the first book from the publisher, Louise Walters Books, too! I’m so pleased to be able to support Fallible Justice from the start, because it’s just wonderful.