Book Review: Heartbreak Incorporated by Alex de Campi

Alex de Campi’s Heartbreak Incorporated is the kind of book that if it were a person would seize you very firmly by the shoulders and shunt you against a door – but in a surprisingly intriguing and hot sort of way.

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Book Review: The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

Reid’s debut novel The Wolf and the Woodsman is darkly written Hungarian history and Jewish mythology inspired fantasy that will keep you on tenterhooks. But be warned, it is dark in every sense of the word; not just because of the spooky woods that permeate a lot of the narrative’s setting.

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Book Review: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

Dead Man in a Ditch is the second installment in Luke Arnold’s Fetch Phillips Archives and gosh, what a follow up. Set after the events of his debut novel The Last Smile in Sunder City (go here for my review), we revisit “Man for Hire” Fetch Phillips as he explores the mysterious, supposedly magical murder […]

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Book Review: Paladin’s Strength by T.Kingfisher

When I saw that T.Kingfisher (better known as Ursula Vernon) had released another book in her Saint of Steel series (go here for my review of her first novel, Paladin’s Grace) I knew I had to read it. There’s something about reading a more mature romance, one filled with honest, unabashed conversations and (quite frankly) […]

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Book Review: The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

*Thank you to Hodder and Stoughton & NetGalley for approving me to review this in exchange for an honest review! The latest and final instalment of the Wayfarers quartet is a perfectly pitched, stunning farewell to a series I’ve loved since I first picked up Chambers’ A Very Long Way to a Small Angry Planet […]

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Book Review: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

As a long-time fan of Joe Abercrombie’s work, I was excited to sink my teeth into this latest installment in his Age of Madness trilogy. Immediately following the cliffhanger of events in A Little Hatred, The Trouble with Peace is an intricately woven, stunning sequel and worthy successor to the first that has no issue […]

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The Once and Future Witches by Alix E.Harrow

*Thank you to Orbit for sending me this book, in exchange for an honest review! Alix E.Harrow’s latest novel, The Once and Future Witches, is – to put it simply – utterly spellbinding. Following the stories of three sisters, Bella, Agnes, and James Juniper Eastwood, Harrow ties in witching and the sister’s attempts to reclaim […]

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How I Made You by Javier Goode

“Explore science, nature, hopes and dreams with your little one in this sweet tale of becoming.” *Thank you to Ghost and Ribbon for sending me this copy in exchange for an honest review! #Ad The first thing that struck me about this book, aimed at inquisitive young children about the facts of life and where […]

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Rose’s Gold: A Comfort Food Cookbook by R.Shepherd

*Thank you to Ghost and Ribbon for sending me an advanced copy to review! #Ad  There’s something historically poignant and rich about this book. As stated in the preface, this is a book that aims to share the “magic” of food, written to honour the life of Elma Rose Francis whose memory and inspiration lives […]

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Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes

I know that you should never judge a book by its cover, but when Orbit sent me this in the post and I opened it to see tiny cats in space suits, I already knew that this was going to be a space opera that I would enjoy.  “Kidnappers. Alien emperors. Psychic cats. And she’s […]

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