Much like Nevermoor, this book took me longer to read than it should have done. I also actually now have two copies - I initially decided to wait for the paperback release because my copy of book one is a paperback proof, but as I adored this so much, I ordered the hardback copy of book three, and that's when I discovered the hardbacks for this series are works of ART. Beautiful bright endpapers, printed and foiled cover under the dustjacket... So I will be keeping the hardbacks in future.
Shamefully, I hadn't actually read any Ray Bradbury before picking up this book. In fact, while I knew the titles of some of his works, unlike Stephen King I didn't have any real knowledge of the content of any of his book either.
Author: Micaiah Johnson (twitter) UK Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Science fiction Reasons Cara has died: - The emperor of the wasteland wanted to make an example of her mother and started with her - One of her mother's boyfriends wanted to cover up what he did to her - She was born addicted and her lungs … Continue reading REVIEW: The Space Between Worlds – Micaiah Johnson
Author: Daniel O'Malley (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Head of Zeus Genre: Contemporary fantasy 'The body you are wearing used to be mine.' So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow … Continue reading REVISITED: The Rook – Daniel O’Malley
Author: Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (twitter) UK Publisher: Farrago Genre: Fantasy, humour See Also: Darkwood If you go down to the woods today, be sure of a big surprise. The Battle of Nearby Village is over, and deep in the Darkwood, Gretel and her friends journey into the hostile mountains of the north, seeking new allies … Continue reading REVIEW: Such Big Teeth (Darkwood #2) – Gabby Hutchinson Crouch
Author: Stephanie Garber (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Young Adult, fantasy, romance See Also: Caraval, Legendary Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun - with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will … Continue reading REVIEW: Finale – Stephanie Garber (Caraval #3)
Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave (twitter / website) UK Publisher: Orion Children's Books Genre: Fantasy, YA They say the thirst of blood is like a madness - they must sate it. Even with their own kin. On the eve of her divining, the day she'll discover her fate, seventeen-year-old Lil and her twin sister Kizzy are … Continue reading REVIEW: The Deathless Girls – Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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
Author: Emily McGovern (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Simon and Schuster Genre: Graphic novel, satirical historical fantasy The year is 1820, and bored young debutante Lucy knows there must be more to life than embroidery and engagements - no matter how eligible the bachelor might be. Some bachelors, she has discovered, are less 'eligible' than they are … Continue reading REVIEW: Bloodlust and Bonnets – Emily McGovern
Author: Alix E. Harrow (twitter) UK Publisher: Orbit Genre: Historical fantasy EVERY STORY OPENS A DOOR In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored and utterly out … Continue reading REVIEW: The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Alix E. Harrow