Category Archives: Fiction

One Bloody Thing After Another – Joey Comeau

Joey Comeau’s horror novella feat. ghosts, monsters and weird shit. Three stars. …

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part I

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Part I

Bit of a review of HP&tCC Part I but mostly just wild speculation for Part II 🙂 come discuss! …

Book review of How the Marquis got his Coat Back by Neil Gaiman

How the Marquis Got His Coat Back – Neil Gaiman

A short but densely packed Neverwhere story about everyone’s favourite marquis. Needless to say, it contains a fairly major spoiler for Neverwhere – you have been warned.…

Book review: Red Dog – Louis de Bernières

Book review: Red Dog – Louis de Bernières

A pioneering and undomesticated (indeed, undomesticatable) red cloud kelpie, Red Dog spends his years travelling around Western Australia, befriending countless humans (and one particularly stoic cat) and generally acting his own master. …

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Book review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

An experience of adolescence as engaging as Catcher in the Rye – but a lot more optimistic. …

Deathsniffer's Assistant book review

Review: The Deathsniffer’s Assistant – Kate McIntyre

The Deathsniffer’s Assistant takes place in a fantastic world where spirits and elementals are exploited in electricity’s stead, and where people are born with strange abilities……

don't vote for me book review

Review: Don’t Vote for Me – Krista Van Dolzer

David Grainger is a twelve-year-old band geek at Shepherd’s Vale Middle School, where his big mouth…

Schism The Sunderland book review

The Sunderland Vol. 1: Schism – J. Renzella & Eric Weiss

Society is fractured. Life for most is a desperate struggle. Natural Resources are scarce and the discovery of a miracle source of new, clean energy only serves to deepen the cracks. As the planet reaches breaking point, the sudden appearance of two mysterious pillars……

Lion's Pride book review

EXTRACT & GIVEAWAY! The Lion’s Pride – Natalie Crown

Today I’m going to do a slightly different post to commemorate the release of The Lion’s…

Luck in the Shadows book review

Review: Luck in the Shadows – Lynn Flewelling

Luck in the Shadows follows the delicious adventure-fantasy tradition of near-constant peril, swashbuckling combat and insidious dark magic……

Just Business Anna Zabo book review

Just Business – Anna Zabo

Just Business was my first foray into Anna Zabo’s writing and so I really wasn’t sure what to expect – fortunately I didn’t have to wait long – the story won me over within the breadth of two chapters. And I was trying to be a bit cynical, you know? But turns out that that’s a bit hard to do when you’re faced with this much sexual tension.…

Giveaway! Wake – Elizabeth Knox (UK only!)

First published in 2013, Wake, an eerie horror novel by award-winning New Zealand writer Elizabeth Knox,…

Sentinel Joshua Winning book review

Sentinel – Joshua Winning

A promising start to the trilogy, Sentinel is exactly the sort of book that I used to love to burn through as a teenager – fantastic, angsty and a little bit dark.…

Max the Brave – Ed Vere

Max is a cat. Max is a brave little cat. Max is a fierce, brave little cat, the very sort of fierce, brave little cat that can definitely track down and catch a mouse.

There’s only one problem: Max doesn’t know what a mouse is……

The Gracekeepers – Kirsty Logan

The Gracekeepers is a gentle and beautiful work of dystopian speculative fiction that doesn’t so much advance with a bang as with a whimper.…

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

A high school romantic drama that’s easy to read and relate to – I really enjoyed it and got through the whole thing before teatime.…

The Honours – Tim Clare

When thirteen-year-old Delphine and her parents relocate to Alderberen Hall to join a strange and elite society for the ‘perpetual improvement of man’, she is immediately suspicious. Within minutes of entering the estate, Delphine overhears a conversation that has her convinced the society is a front for some nefarious plot to facilitate an invasion (by communists? Germans?!) into England. But, before long, the true intent of the league is revealed and it is nothing quite so pedestrian……

The Boy Who Lost Fairyland – Catherynne Valente

This book is utter nonsense… you’re going to love it. Book review for Catherynne Valente’s latest book, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland – heralded as one of the best fantasy books of the decade. …

Blog tour: Chronicles from Château Moines – Evelyne Holingue

Blog tour and GIVEAWAY for Chronicles from Château Moines by Evelyne Holingue!

Giveaway runs until 18 March 2015, so hurry! 🙂 …

Giveaway! The Manneken Pis – N. Caraway

My good friend and fellow blogger Jade the Obscure is currently hosting a book giveaway on…