BOOK REC: The Dress Shop of Dreams – Menna Van Praag

I'll be honest, I was intially drawn to this book because it was on a shelf with a full collection of other titles from the same author and publisher, all in the same style but in a rainbow of colours, and I had to be talked down from clearing the shelf because they looked so beautiful together. This is the second Allison and Busby book I've bought, and the other - Unmarriageable - is also stunning, so mad props to their cover designers. They're smashing it out of the park.

REVIEW: The Faith Machine – Tone Milazzo

Author: Tone Milazzo (website / twitter) Publisher: Running Wild Press Genre: Contemporary science fantasy Welcome to the Strip, where operatives on the fringe command teams of ‘Cards’: Agents cursed with subtle, specialized, and sometimes sloppy psychic powers. Dr Ken Park, Korean-American psychologist and spy, dares to lead six of these Cards. Together, they tackle esoteric threats … Continue reading REVIEW: The Faith Machine – Tone Milazzo

REVIEW: Leonard and Hungry Paul – Ronan Hession

Author: Ronan Hession (twitter) UK Publisher: Blue Moose Books Genre: UpLit, contemporary fiction, literary fiction Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends who ordinarily would remain uncelebrated. It finds a value and specialness in them that is not immediately apparent and prompts the idea that maybe we could learn from the people … Continue reading REVIEW: Leonard and Hungry Paul – Ronan Hession