REVISITED: The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart – Mathias Malzieu

Author: Mathias Malzieu (wikipedia) Translator: Sarah Ardizzone (wikipedia) UK Publisher: Vintage Genre: Literary fiction, steampunk(-ish) Edinburgh, 1874. On the coldest night the world has ever seen, Little Jack is born with a frozen heart and immediately undergoes a life-saving operation. But Dr Madeleine is no conventional medic and surgically implants a cuckoo-clock into his chest. Little Jack … Continue reading REVISITED: The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart – Mathias Malzieu

REVIEW: The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

Author: Erin Morgenstern (twitter / website) UK Publisher: Vintage Genre: Fantasy See also: The Night Circus Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a strange book hidden in the library stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something … Continue reading REVIEW: The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

REVISITED: Charity Girl – Georgette Heyer

Author: Georgette Heyer UK Publisher: Arrow Genre: Historical romance See Also: These Old Shades; Regency Buck When Fate and a chivalrous impulse combine to saddle Viscount Desford with a friendless homeless waif named Cherry Steane, to whom else should he turn in such a scrape but his old childhood playmate, Henrietta Silverdale? For all they refused … Continue reading REVISITED: Charity Girl – Georgette Heyer

REVIEW: Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle #1) – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Authors: Amie Kaufman (website / twitter) and Jay Kristoff (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Rock the Boat Genre: Science fiction, YA The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded … Continue reading REVIEW: Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle #1) – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

REVIEW: Would Like To Meet – Rachel Winters

Author: Rachel Winters (twitter) UK Publisher: Trapeze Genre: Romantic comedy, contemporary fiction Can you fall in love like they do in the movies? It's Evie Summers's job to find out. Because if she can't convince her film agency's biggest client, Ezra Chester, to write the romantic-comedy screenplay he owes producers, her career will be over. The … Continue reading REVIEW: Would Like To Meet – Rachel Winters

REVIEW: Rejected Princesses – Jason Porath

Author: Jason Porath (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Day Street Books Genre: Non-fiction, humour, history Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . .Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princessesturns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus … Continue reading REVIEW: Rejected Princesses – Jason Porath