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 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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Paladin’s Grace by T.Kingfisher

“Stephen’s god died a little after noon on the longest day of the year. […] It had never occurred to Stephen or any of the others that a god could die. Such things happened in mythology, not in real life” Paladin’s Grace was a book I stumbled across – much like how Grace encounters Stephen […]

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The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold

Luke Arnold’s debut novel The Last Smile in Sunder City – the first installment in the Fetch Phillips Archives – is the type of noir fairy-tale so immersive and vivid, you can almost smell the scent of whiskey (or in this case Milkwood, a sugary drink favoured by our protagonist) smothered on the page. Its […]

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The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S Villoso

*[Thank you to the lovely team at Orbit for gifting me this book, in exchange for an honest review] There is something incredibly refreshing about K.S Villoso’s debut epic fantasy novel The Wolf of Oren-Yaro, the first installment in the brilliantly titled Chronicles of the Bitch Queen. In a market arguably saturated with European faux-medieval […]

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“Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

There have been few books which have pulled me into the story with such giddying force that it meant I stayed up until 1am, speedily reading with tired eyes, to try and finish it. And yet – somehow – Naomi Novik’s Uprooted manages to do just that. (If you’re a fan of her Temeraire series, […]

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