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Month: July 2016

Short Stories

breach

Peirene Press commissioned Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes to go out into the camps at Calais, nicknamed the Jungle, and hear the refugees’ stories. breach is the result; eight short stories showing the hopes of those people desperate to enter Britain and the fears of…

General Fiction

Small Great Things

There are two points in life when we are all equal: at the moment of birth and at the moment of death. It is how we live in between that defines us. The publishers asked us to #ReadWithoutPrejudice, providing neither the author nor title. My…

Books In

Incoming!

My lovely signed copy of False Hearts arrived at last and I urge you to get a copy too. It’s both pretty and a fantastic sci-fi novel. Needless to say I read the latest instalments of Saga straight away and a quickie review will be…

Science Fiction

The Race

Jenna’s world revolves around the racing of genetically engineered smartdogs. Christy escapes her life, and her brother, in her writing. Alex walked away from a woman who is now missing. Orphaned Maree embarks on a voyage to fulfil a destiny she has no choice in….

Young Adult

The Lie Tree

Fleeing from scandal, Faith’s scientist father moves the family to a remote island where there is still work for him. His behaviour becomes more and more troubling to Faith until the day he is found dead. Whilst most assume suicide, Faith is convinced her father…

5 Star, General Fiction

The Wolf Road

The old ‘uns called that day the Fall or the Reformation. Nana said some down in the far south called it Rapture. Nana was a babe when it happened, said her momma called it the Big Damn Stupid. Set everything back to zero. Raised by…

Q+A

Q+A with Gail Carriger

I’m very excited to have Gail on the blog today, answering my questions on tea, self-defense and her new Custard Protocol book, Imprudence. First things first, how do you take your tea? Strong enough for a mouse to run across with a nice dollop of…

Young Adult

Nothing Tastes as Good

Annabel wanted to be thin, not dead. Recently deceased, she is given one last chance to get a message across to her family. She must help someone. Her first thoughts when she sees her mission is that she is fat. She knows what she must…

Fantasy

Imprudence

Imprudence is the second book in the Custard Protocol series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book, Prudence. Rue, and her family are still dealing with the political mess she started in India. Queen Victoria is not best pleased with her….