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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

Eyes of the Void [The Final Architecture #2]

Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★★ “He had asked it Why, and it had told him, through image and comparison. Why? Because it was a slave…” Following on from the utterly brilliant Shards of Earth, Eyes of the Void continues the story of the disparate yet valiant crew of the battered salvage ship Vulture God in their fight…… Continue reading Eyes of the Void [The Final Architecture #2]

The Kaiju Preservation Society

John Scalzi ★★★★★ “No one anticipates surprises,” Kahurangi said. “That’s what makes them surprises.” When Jamie Gray decides to swap his doctorate studies for a career at start-up food delivery app füdmüd, he never imagined that he’d end up actually delivering the food, much less have the ridiculous job title of Deliverator™ forced upon him.…… Continue reading The Kaiju Preservation Society

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

The Untold Story

Genevieve Cogman ★★★ Return to the world of the Invisible Library for Irene’s most perilous mission yet … Librarian Spy Irene is heading into danger. Not for the first time, but could this be her last? She’s tasked with a terrifyingly dangerous solo mission to eliminate an old enemy, which must be kept secret at…… Continue reading The Untold Story

Beyond

Mercedes Lackey ★★★★ Within the Eastern Empire, Duke Kordas Valdemar rules a tiny, bucolic Duchy that focuses mostly on horse breeding. Anticipating the day when the Empire’s exploitative and militant leaders would not be content to leave them alone, Korda’s father set out to gather magicians in the hopes of one day finding a way…… Continue reading Beyond

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

Forging a Nightmare

Patricia A. Jackson ★★★ Unknown to Humanity, the descendants of Fallen Angels live among us. After millennia of living in anonymity, a serial killer has discovered their secret and has marked them for death. FBI Agent Michael Childs is brought in to investigate a series of grisly murders in New York City. The only link…… Continue reading Forging a Nightmare