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Hummingbird Salamander

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Jane Smith, not…

Q+A

Q+A with Susan Earlam

Today I have Susan Earlam on the blog, talking about eco-horror, the environment and her new book, Earthly Bodies.     Hi Susan, could you briefly introduce yourself? Hello. I’m a writer, I live in Cheshire with my family. I started a blog in 2010….

List, New Releases

On My Radar: April

Another month, another massive pile of books to look forward to! As always, dates are based on UK publication and links go to Goodreads to find out more info. *Indicates a title I’ve received a review copy of. 1st Sistersong by Lucy Holland The Outlaws…

Young Adult

You Should See Me in a Crown

When Liz doesn’t qualify for the scholarship she’s been working towards, she is crushed, it was her ticket out of town, where she feels too black, too awkward, too gay and too poor to truly be herself. Campbell, Indiana, has one thing it loves above…

Giveaway

Win £30 of Books!

To celebrate ten years of blogging, I’m giving away a bundle of books to one lucky reader. The winner can choose up to £30 worth of books of their choice (or a £30 National Book Token to spend at your leisure). Books will be ordered…

Feature

Surviving ten years of book blogging

It’s hard to believe I’ve had this blog ten years. There have been some wobbly moments, especially over the last year of course, but I’ve decided I like my little bookish spot on the internet, even if it turns out only to be for me….

Literary, Science Fiction

Klara and the Sun

Klara awaits her turn in the window, an opportunity to soak in the nourishment from the Sun. Klara is an Artificial Friend, AIs designed to be companions to children. She’s an older model, so has spent some time in the store, with her friend, Rosa….

List, Top Ten

Top Ten: Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It definitely feels like spring is upon us, occasional bouts of weather warm enough to sit outside in, cheery daffodils round every corner and cherry blossom floating down from above. What that means for my…

Science Fiction

The Edge

The Edge is the third book in the Anomaly Quartet by James Smythe and while I have tried to write this review without spoilers, it may inadvertently include some for the previous books. You should read them! TW: domestic abuse and suicide Ali is part…

New Releases

On My Radar: March

I’m just about keeping up with my pre-orders but March is just around the corner and look at all these books coming out next month. It’s looking like a good month for Popsugar’s “oxymoron in the title” prompt too. 🤣 I’ve got Klara and the…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Gilded Ones

Deka prays for her blood to run pure. If it flows red at the cutting ceremony, she can take her place as a woman, and will be able to wear a mask, hiding her face from the gaze of men. If it flows gold, she…

Weekly Update

Mysterious rocks… a weekly check-in

Someone’s been leaving painted rocks around town. The first I spotted was a slightly terrifying hippo-creature: Is someone trying to send a message? It is some pagan ritual? Are they worshipping the hippo gods? Maybe it’s to raise awareness of the potential hippo cull in…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten Purple Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. To celebrate Mardi Gras, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about purple, yellow and green books covers. I’ve noticed in the past that I don’t read many books with green covers and I become…

Graphic Novel

The Sad Ghost Club

The Sad Ghost Club started out as a zine but I hadn’t heard of it until I saw this graphic novel, detailing a day in the life of a sad ghost. It’s quite adorable, maybe aimed at a middle grade age but can be appreciated…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten Valentine’s: Yay or Nay?

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Do you love the cheesiness of Valentine’s Day and surrounding yourself with romantic content? Or would you prefer to have nothing to do with it? I struggled coming up with ten super adorable romances to…

Giveaway

Win a £25 National Book Token

To celebrate my new look, I’d like to give away a Book Token to one of my lovely readers. The prize is a £25 National Book Token. The giveaway is open internationally, you can use the token online at Blackwell’s or Foyles for international delivery….

General Fiction, Literary

Maxwell’s Demon

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Thomas Quinn is…

5 Star, Fantasy

Black Sun

Today he would become a god. His mother had told him so. The opening line may seem like something any mother would tell her son, but in the case of Serapio, his mother truly believes he will become the Crow God reborn. She blinds him,…

New Releases

On My Radar: February

For the shortest month of the year, there sure are a lot of new books I want to read. Becky Chambers’ final Wayfarers book, the next of James Smythe’s Anomaly Quartet and a new Rockton book are all on my pre-order list, along with The…

Weekly Update

New Look Blog!

This week’s check-in comes with a brand new look for Curiosity Killed the Bookworm! Yup, I’ve finally moved it from Blogger onto self-hosted WordPress after nearly ten years. I still have a few things to sort out and fiddle with, but hopefully the site will…

Science Fiction

Winter’s Orbit

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. In order to…

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