Category Archives: Review

These Dark Wings by John Owen Theobald

Published by  Head of Zeus Synopsis After her mother is killed in the Blitz and her father in the North Sea, 12-year-old Anna Cooper is sent to live with an uncle she has never met – the Ravenmaster at the … Continue reading

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The Sekhmet Bed by Libbie Hawker

Synopsis The second daughter of the Pharaoh, Ahmose has always dreamed of a quiet life as a priestess, serving Egypt’s gods, ministering to the people of the Two Lands. But when the Pharaoh dies without an heir, she is given … Continue reading

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Actual Reality by Cat Mantra

Published by Book Guild Publishing Date 29th September 2016 Synopsis Join Josh Mantra and his ever-faithful digital companion Tate as they travel throughout time and space battling foes, and saving innocents from impending disaster. From the old Wild West, to … Continue reading

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Synopsis Destined to destroy empires, Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on … Continue reading

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The Ice Cream Blonde: The whirlwind life and mysterious death of Thelma Todd by Michelle Morgan

Published by Chicago Review Press 1 November 2015 Synopsis A beloved film comedienne who worked alongside the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, and dozens of others, Thelma Todd was a rare Golden Age star who successfully crossed over from silent … Continue reading

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Tamzin Clarke v Jack the Ripper by Lauren Stock

Dragon Girl Press 19th Jan 2016 Synopsis Tamzin Clarke’s life seems to be falling into place. She has Jimmy, her musician boyfriend, and a solid group of friends. She’s been taking dance class for ten years, and has been promoted … Continue reading

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Living Spectres by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Smoke and Shadows Books 2nd November 2016 This was a free copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Synopsis Philadelphia, 1924. It’s been three months since crime reporter Poppy Thornton was left to die in … Continue reading

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The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

Synopsis As a Gracekeeper, Callanish administers shoreside burials, sending the dead to their final resting place deep in the depths of the ocean. Alone on her island, she has exiled herself to a life of tending watery graves as penance … Continue reading

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They All love Jack: Busting the Ripper by Bruce Robinson

Published by Fourth Estate 6th October 2015 Synopsis A book like no other – the tale of a gripping quest to discover the identity of history’s most notorious murderer and a literary high-wire act from the legendary writer and director … Continue reading

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The boy in her dreams by Laekan Zea Kemp

Synopsis When Roman wakes from a six month coma, the first thing he sees is the girl of his dreams. Except Bryn isn’t confined to the dream-state anymore and neither is he. He’s awake and alive and as the memories … Continue reading

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