Wish You Weren’t Here

Gabby Hutchinson Crouch  ★★★ Many families run a business together, it’s just that the Rook’s business is a little more unusual than most. Still, the family that hunts ghosts together stays together, which is why they’re on Coldbay Island – to deal with a troublesome ghost before they move on to the next job on…… Continue reading Wish You Weren’t Here

October Releases

My birthday’s in September. I say this not because I’m fishing for gifts, but because my birthday is my self-imposed Halloween limit and now we’ve passed it I can move into my traditional (for me) Halloween books. Therefore, at some point in the next few weeks, I’ll be re-reading some old favourites, maybe Ray Bradbury’s…… Continue reading October Releases

The Great Troll War [The Last Dragonslayer #4]

Jasper Fforde ★★★ It’s been two weeks since Jennifer Strange (the last dragonslayer) and Princess Shazine (still stuck in the body of the royal dog mess cleaner-upper) returned to Snodd to discover that Zambini Towers had been destroyed by a powerful thermowizidrical blast. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Troll War V had not only…… Continue reading The Great Troll War [The Last Dragonslayer #4]

September Releases

Ah, August, where did you go – hard to believe that a bit of pottering in the garden and a couple of trips out have made the month fly by so quickly. With only a couple of days to go, here are my choices for September. My first pick is the fourth and final part…… Continue reading September Releases

Subject Twenty One

A.E. Warren ★★★ In the twenty-third century, humanity isn’t limited to just Homo sapiens. A deadly pandemic and the famine that followed led to humans experimenting with their genome in an attempt to makes themselves more resilient. Now there are two newer, better human species, and Homo sapiens has been pushed to the bottom of…… Continue reading Subject Twenty One

A Master of Djinn

P. Djèlí Clark  ★★★★★ In 1912, England and the Empire were no longer of great import, while Egypt had risen to be one of the great world powers. 40 years ago, the mystic al-Jahiz opened a portal between the mundane and magical worlds and the djinn were loosed on the world, bringing sorcery, alchemy, and…… Continue reading A Master of Djinn

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

March Releases

Three for you again this month. Back when I first started reviewing, one of my first books was Stillhouse Lake, by Rachel Caine. I’d read a couple of her Weather Warden fantasy series years before, but I had no idea she wrote non-fantasy as well, so I was intrigued. I ended up reading, reviewing, and…… Continue reading March Releases

February Releases

My three choices this month are all the next instalment of series I’ve been following since they began: 1993 for Anita Blake (!!!), 2014 for Wayfarers, and 2016 for Oddjobs. For the last couple of years, I’ve had various eye conditions that have prevented me from reading ‘real’ books, and my stubborn refusal to mix…… Continue reading February Releases

Freefight [Darkon Rising 3]

L.E. Horn ★★★ In the action-packed conclusion of the Darkon Rising trilogy, the stakes could not be higher. The Gryphons and their allies must destroy the Tlok’mk superweapon or lose everything; if the shield protecting Tarin from the hulking Fang motherships falls, all is lost. Leanndra has discovered a way to communicate with the diminutive…… Continue reading Freefight [Darkon Rising 3]