Skin of the Sea

Natasha Bowen  ★★★★★ “Here is a story. Story it is…” When Simidele dies, she is given a choice by the goddess, Yemoja. She can serve Yemoja by collecting the souls of the stolen people cast to their deaths in the watery depths from the slave ships above, so they may be blessed and sent safely…… Continue reading Skin of the Sea

This Fragile Earth

Susannah Wise ★★★ In a near future world in which everything – utilities, transport, agriculture, communications, medicine, even pollination – is run by a single centralised computer system, what happens when that computer shuts down? This Fragile Earth is the tale of one family trying to survive in their new world. I found the novel…… Continue reading This Fragile Earth

Threadneedle

Cari Thomas ★★★★★ “Magic is the first sin; we must bear it silently” When Anna’s father murdered her mother and killed himself, it was her aunt who took her in. Aunt is a witch, a Binder. Anna is being raised to become a Binder, taught that magic is a curse, a temptation that must be…… Continue reading Threadneedle