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Month: October 2015

Science Fiction

Barricade

Don’t you comprehend by now that they don’t feel guilt or pity? Control was built as an incorruptable arbiter, a trustworthy leader… Kenstibec was engineered to build a new world, designed to work in construction with no human desires to do anything else. Now he…

Horror

Horrorgami

Horrorgami will keep you occupied for hours, painstakingly cutting and folding 20 horror inspired scenes. Kirigami is a form of origami that includes cutting as well as the better known folding techniques and creates 3D models from a single sheet of card or paper. I…

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Cloud 9

Leata; a small pill that takes the edge off life. Nearly everyone takes it and everyone’s happy. Tom’s father was a journalist investigating a story on Leata when he died; the police confirm it was suicide. His father wasn’t on Leata after all. Tom had…

Fantasy

Welcome to Night Vale

That was what the Tourism Board’s new brochures said right on the front (“A town full of hidden evils and the secretly malevolent”). 19-year-old Jackie has been running Night Vale’s pawn store for decades. She is given a piece of paper by a man in…

Books In

Incoming: GollanczFest Edition

A bit of a bumper crop this week. I attended the fantastic GollanczFest event at London Picadilly yesterday and, as always, hearing some of the authors speak made me change my mind about wanting to read their books. I bought a few in store to…

Young Adult

Silence is Goldfish

Tess has always wanted to please her dad, so she’s tried so hard to fit in for his sake. When she reads six hundred and seventeen words of truth on his laptop, her world is turned upside down. Her family’s lied to her and she…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Potion Diaries

The Princess of Nova knows she must marry soon, or her magic with overcome her. She makes an illegal love potion intended for her chosen. Unfortunately, she accidentally drinks the potion herself and falls in love…with herself. Oops! With the kingdom under threat, the race…

Chick-Lit, General Fiction

After You

After You is the sequel to Me Before You and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. Lou made a promise to Will, a promise to live. Yet after a couple of years’ travelling, she’s living in a barely furnished flat and…