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Kiersten White ★★ “Fourteen competitors. Seven Days.” Still haunted by the horrors of her childhood, Mack reluctantly agrees to enter a competition, knowing that the prize money would allow her to move out of the shelter and take control of her life. Fourteen contestants will enter an abandoned amusement park for a week-long game of…… Continue reading Hide

Echo

Thomas Olde Heuvelt ★★★★ It’s One Thing to Lose Your LifeIt’s Another to Lose Your Soul When climber Nick Grevers is brought down from the mountains after a terrible accident he has lost his looks, his hopes and his climbing companion. His account of what happened on the forbidden peak of the Maudit is garbled,…… Continue reading Echo

February Releases

January has flown by in a whirl of post-Christmas exhaustion, accounts, and tax returns [Warning: I’ve adulted and finally done my tax return – with whole days to spare – and I feel I’m not getting nearly enough credit for it, so I may feel the need to mention it again], and suddenly February beckons.…… Continue reading February Releases

January Releases

Wow, January. 2022. You know you’re getting old when time passes too quickly for you to reliably remember what year it is. I generally try to do these ‘end of month/looking forward to next month’ things before, as seems logical, the end of the month, but everything’s been crazy over the last few weeks, and…… Continue reading January Releases

Seasonal Reading Suggestions

Yule blessings, merry Christmas, happy holidays – basically, whatever flavour your late December may be, have a good one. If you’re looking for something seasonal to read, then I humbly recommend the following mixed bag of offerings. The Christmas ThingyF. Paul Wilson Eight-year-old Jessica Atkins wants a monster for Christmas. Not a big, mean monster;…… Continue reading Seasonal Reading Suggestions

December Releases

November has been a relatively slow month on the book front, probably because at this time of year my day job begins to intrude more on my precious reading time. I run a small business, Dragonrat Jewellery, and while I’d usually be knee-deep in Christmas fairs by now Covid-19 has meant sticking to online events…… Continue reading December Releases

November Releases

What’s that saying about good intentions? I’ve not read a single one of the Halloween reads I mentioned last month (although I’m going to start The Island of Dr. Moreau tonight). Instead, I’ve been distracted by random Kindle Unlimited books, a lengthy book of Egyptian steampunk short stories, the fantastic Rivers of London graphic novels,…… Continue reading November Releases

A Wish Too Dark and Kind

M.L. Blackbird ★★ Among the immortals that inhabit our world, Arnaud Demeure is known as the man who can fulfill your one true wish or who can also conjure your worst nightmares. Eight invitations are sent to eight immortals, and when Arnaud Demeure hosts a party, no one refuses his request. Why have they been…… Continue reading A Wish Too Dark and Kind

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

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