Monstrous Heart – Claire McKenna

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Arden Beacon arrives in the salt-swept port of Vigil with a job to do. Tasked with using the magic in her blood to keep the lighthouse burning, … Continue reading Monstrous Heart – Claire McKenna

She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be – J.D. Barker

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Hampton Creek Press and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A haunting tale of suspense, rendered with the masterful skill only Barker could muster. After the loss of his parents, young Jack Thatch first met … Continue reading She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be – J.D. Barker

Love Potions and Other Calamities – Charlie Laidlaw

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   A comic tale of love, mystery and unintended consequences . . . Rosie McLeod, pub proprietor and a gifted herbalist of local renown, is thirty-nine and holding, but only … Continue reading Love Potions and Other Calamities – Charlie Laidlaw

Flying on the Ground – Richie Billing

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Richie Billing’s short fiction has been published by Kzine, TANSTAAFL Press, Far Horizons, Writing on the Wall and a dozen more. Flying on the Ground is a collection of the majority of these pieces, … Continue reading Flying on the Ground – Richie Billing

Blog Tour: The Tower – Anne-Marie Ormsby

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Sometimes the dead come back. And sometimes all they want is to hurt you. When residents on an east London housing estate start dying … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Tower – Anne-Marie Ormsby

The Ninth Child – Sally Magnusson

  *I received a free ARC of this novella, with thanks to the author, John Murray Press and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A spellbinding novel combining Scottish folklore with hidden history, by the Sunday Times bestselling author Sally Magnusson. Loch Katrine waterworks, 1856. A Highland wilderness fast becoming an industrial wasteland. No place … Continue reading The Ninth Child – Sally Magnusson

Gingerbread – Helen Oyeyemi

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Picador – Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories - equal parts wholesome and uncanny - beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a … Continue reading Gingerbread – Helen Oyeyemi

Heroically Challenged: Book 1: Last-Chosen Ones – P.T. McCordic

  *I received a free copy of this book via Voracious Readers Only and with thanks to the author.  I then promptly went and bought my own copy, with my own money.  My review is, as ever, impartial!*   Blurb:  To be an adventurer. One of the elite class of brave souls who travel Eldaria and fight … Continue reading Heroically Challenged: Book 1: Last-Chosen Ones – P.T. McCordic

Mermaid Moon – Susann Cokal

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Candlewick Press and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  In the far northern reaches of civilization, a mermaid leaves the sea to look for her land-dwelling mother among people as desperate for magic and miracles as … Continue reading Mermaid Moon – Susann Cokal

The Shrike and the Shadows – Chantal Gadoury & A.M. Wright

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, The Parliament House and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  The village of Krume is plagued by a haunted wood and a hungry witch. It’s been that way for as long as Hans and Greta can … Continue reading The Shrike and the Shadows – Chantal Gadoury & A.M. Wright