I have been waiting for this book for about five years. You would think that in this time I would have taken the opportunity to re-read the other instalments in the series to remind myself what had happened, so I would be fresh and ready when I finally got around to getting this new paperback (to match my other fifteen paperbacks). Reader: I didn't.
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: Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Fantasy, urban fantasy Sæmundur the Mad, addict and sorcerer, has been expelled from the magical university, Svartiskóli, and can no longer study galdur, an esoteric source of magic. Obsessed with proving his peers wrong, he will stop at nothing to gain absolute power and knowledge, especially of … Continue reading REVIEW: Shadows of the Short Days – Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson
Author: Anna McKerrow (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Bookouture Genre: Contemporary fantasy, romance, erotica Release Date: 16th October 2018 Buy: ebook | paperback Faye Morgan – beautiful, independent and lonely – runs her family’s small shop of magical curiosities like her mother and grandmother before her. She longs for an escape, unaware of the dark power that flows through … Continue reading REVIEW: Daughter of Light and Shadows – Anna McKerrow
Author: Nicola Mostyn (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Piatkus Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, humour Buy now: ebook | paperback Meet Frida: divorce lawyer, cynic and secret descendant of the immortal love god Eros. She's about to have a really bad day . . . When a handsome but clearly delusional man named Dan bursts into Frida's office … Continue reading REVIEW: the Gods of Love – Nicola Mostyn
Author: Maggie Stiefvater (tumblr/twitter) UK Publisher: Scholastic Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy Buy Now: The Raven Boys paperback | ebook The Dream Thieves paperback | ebook Blue Lily, Lily Blue paperback | ebook The Raven King paperback | ebook I will be honest - I would not have picked up these books on my own. My partner-in-crime, Emily, had … Continue reading REVIEW: The Raven Cycle – Maggie Stiefvater