BOOK REC: Wicked Things – John Allison

From my previous review of John Allison's work, you'd be 100% correct in thinking I was a bit of a fan. I adored Giant Days as a spinoff from Scary-Go-Round, but Bad Machinery also presented me with an unexpected cast of characters to love, sticking to the slightly spooky-whimsical direction of its parent comic. I loved the team of child detectives, but perhaps my favourite shining star and hero was Lottie Grote - chaos with big hair, a mad genius and the human incarnation of the phrase "hold my beer."

REVIEW: The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant

Author: Kester Grant (website) UK Publisher: HarperVoyager Genre: Historical fiction, YA Liberty 1828 and the citizens of Paris still mourn in the wake of their failed revolution. Among them, in the dark alleys and crumbling cathedrals of the city, the most wretched have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins – and worse. Together they are known … Continue reading REVIEW: The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant

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: The Everlasting Rose – Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles #2)

Author: Dhonielle Clayton (twitter / website) UK Publisher: Gollancz Genre: YA, fantasy Other Books: The Belles Buy Now: ebook | paperback Camellia Beaureguard is a Belle. She can make you beautiful. Though there is always a cost. With a price on her head, the evil Queen Sophia out for blood, and no idea who to trust, Camellia must … Continue reading REVIEW: The Everlasting Rose – Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles #2)

REVIEW: Enchantée – Gita Trelease

Author: Gita Trealease (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genre: YA, historical fantasy Buy now: ebook | paperback Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries – and magicians . . . When seventeen-year-old Camille is left orphaned, she has to provide for her frail sister and her volatile brother. In … Continue reading REVIEW: Enchantée – Gita Trelease