Lady Helen’s adventures have been described by one publicist as “Elizabeth Bennet meets Buffy”, and that pretty much sums this book up in a few words. By turns witty, delicious Regency society drama and dark, action-packed adventure, I could not put it down. Lady Helen Wrexhall is about to step… Read more »
This is actually a double review with bonus material – I happened to pick up the Time Lord Fairy Tales from the library and scored the Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff book for Christmas! I thought I might as well combine the reviews for great Whovian justice. Okay so first,… Read more »
Have you ever been part of a fandom? Thought about what might happen next in the story? Collected random snippets compulsively on Pinterest? (Okay maybe that’s just me.) This book is for you. Cath’s twin sister Wren is embracing college life, going to parties and making new friends. Quiet, socially anxious… Read more »
Their Fractured Light is the third and final book in this trilogy. You might like to read my reviews of These Broken Stars or This Shattered World instead.
The Weeping Angels of Mons is a collection of #6-10 of the Tenth Doctor comic series from Titan Comics. There are two story arcs in this volume: A scary weeping angels story, crossed with a poignant tale of the first world war, then Echo, a strange but quite wonderful short… Read more »
A stand-alone story involving an isolated Chinese village, written by a well-established YA author: Sounds amazing, right? Well, in a lot of ways, it was. The book is only short and the pace is relentless, at least once Fei leaves the village. I loved the idea of a village perched… Read more »
This Series Spotlight features one of our favourite series from the last few years, The Lunar Chronicles. 1. Cinder – Jan 2012 2. Scarlet – Jan 2013 3. Cress – Jan 2014 4. Winter – Nov 2015 3.5. Fairest – Jan 2015 Collected short stories – Feb 2016 Cinder was… Read more »
It’s getting towards that time of year when we have to start thinking about gifts for all the little people in our lives, and what better thing to find under the tree than… a book! We’ve been reading early chapter books to my bigger little scallywag at bedtime for a… Read more »
The people of the federated countries are not happy with the burgeoning industrialisation and their replacement with machines or with “constructs” (people with mechanical limbs) creates a simmering tension. The leading council of the realm is barely holding on to power, while fighting amongst themselves. A Vanishing Glow is a combination… Read more »
This review is for the second book in this series, and so contains spoilers for the first. You may wish to go and listen to Philippa and I chat (in a non-spoilery way) about Snow Like Ashes instead!