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Month: September 2012

Books In

Incoming!

AKA Showcase Sunday I think my cold put me off any book buying expeditions this week, even if I was in London for two days! Dash & Lily is actually from the week before but it came by “NetGalley widget” (I finally know what that…

General Fiction

The Horse Dancer

As a young man, Henri Lachapelle is the star of La Cadre Noir, an elite group of horsemen in the French city of Saumur. But when he meets Florence, it’s love at first sight and he gives it all up to be with her in…

Uncategorized

Magic in the Court

Headline held a little launch party at Goldsboro Books for Shadow of Night on Monday. I know, it’s been out a while now but Deborah Harkness has come all the way to the UK to promote her book. I didn’t chat as much with authors…

Fantasy

The Night Circus

The great illusionist Prospero has a daughter. When her mother dies, he binds her into a challenge, to pit her magic against another; a boy whose identity will remain secret for many years to come. After her father’s death, Celia applies to join the Night…

Books In

Incoming!

AKA Showcase Sunday I am physically incapable of passing up a good book baragin! I’d been hearing a little about Malorie Blackman’s books recently and then, low and behold, Tesco had two books for £3.86! Oh and the giant pile of books is for a…

5 Star, Fantasy

The Shifting Price of Prey

The Shifting Price of Prey is the fourth book in Suzanne McLeod’s Spellcrackers series and therefore this review will contain spoilers for the previous books. I’m not sure they would hold up as standalone reads but the world is amazing once you get into it….

Uncategorized

Strange Chemistry Giveaway!

Strange Chemistry books are now in the wild! This week saw the UK and US releases of Blackwood by Gwenda Bond and Shift by Kim Curran. I thought a little giveaway was the perfect way to celebrate. The winner can either choose to receive a…

Fantasy

The Bitter Seed of Magic

The Bitter Seed of Magic is the third book in Suzanne McLeod’s Spellcrackers series and therefore this review will contain spoilers for the previous books. Faelings are turning up dead on the streets on London, their identities hidden by a glamour spell. The police bring…

General Fiction, Literary

The Humorist

Guest blogger: Bex @ Futures The Humorist, by comedian Russell Kane, is one of those books where the authors reputation far precedes the book. It is easy to think that Kane’s stand up humour would apply to this book, but I was pleasantly surprised at…