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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 refugeesโ€™ stories. breach is the result; eight short stories showing the hopes of those people desperate to enter…

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…

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…

Science Fiction

The Race

Jennaโ€™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…

Young Adult

The Lie Tree

Fleeing from scandal, Faithโ€™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,…

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…

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…

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….

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…