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Month: August 2012

5 Star, Fantasy

The Cold Kiss of Death

The Cold Kiss of Death is the second book in the fabulous Spellcrackers urban fantasy series by Suzanne McLeod. This review will contain spoilers for the first book, The Sweet Scent of Blood, and really they do need to be read in order! Sidhe Genny…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Assassin’s Curse

Ananna of the Tanarau, daughter of pirates, is about to be married off to the beautiful Tarrin of the Hariri. She has never trusted beautiful people and when she spies a loosely tied up camel in the market, she grabs her chance and escapes on…



As I don’t believe I should only blog about the books I like, I’m going to share a couple of books that I didn’t finish and the reasons why. No book can be loved by everybody after all and maybe you’ll see something in these…

5 Star, Fantasy

The Sweet Scent of Blood

Genny is sidhe, a noble fae living in London and she has a secret, well perhaps more than one. She works for Spellcrackers, a witch run organisation which helps remove spells for their clients. Genny’s fae magic means she can see the spells and unwrap…

Crime Fiction

Slash and Burn

Guest blogger: Bex @ Futures I didn’t realise at first that this book was actually the 8th in the Dr Siri Palboun series and the fact is you can’t really tell from reading it – the book works just as well as a stand alone…

Books In


AKA Showcase Sunday As most of you know, I attended the Strange Chemistry launch this week and returned with a goodie bag and signed copies of two of their forthcoming titles. As I have already reviewed Shift it doesn’t really count as an extra book,…

Horror, Young Adult


Shadows is the sequel to Ashes and therefore this review will contain spoilers for the first book. “You need us and you get to be the boss of how we feel, who we decide to care about? We go out, we take all the risks!…


Strange Chemistry Launch

Strange Chemistry are go! A huge thanks to Amanda Rutter for inviting me to their launch party last night. It was great to mingle with authors and bloggers alike (and some booksellers too). We had readings from Kim Curran, Jonathan L. Howard and Laura Lam….


Extract: The Assassin’s Curse

The Strange Chemistry launch party is here! I am so lucky to have been invited to the event this evening. Squee! I will report back tomorrow but in the meantime, here’s a sample of one of their forthcoming titles; The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose…