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ARC Book Review: The Stranger Times by C. K. McDonnell

Title: The Stranger TimesAuthor: C. K. McDonnellPublisher: Bantam PressPublication Date: 14th January 2021Genre: Mystery / FantasySummary: There are Dark Forces at work in our world (and in Manchester in particular) and so thank God The Stranger Times is on hand to report them. A weekly newspaper dedicated to the weird and the wonderful (but more often… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Stranger Times by C. K. McDonnell

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ARC Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Title: Mexican Gothic Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books (Quercus Books) Publication Date: 30th June 2020 Genre: Gothic / Fantasy Summary: When glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom, it’s clear something is desperately amiss. Catalina has always had a flair for the dramatic,… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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ARC Book Review: The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

Title: The Age of Witches Author: Louisa Morgan Publisher: Orbit Publication Date: 23rd April 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction / Fantasy Summary: In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Two hundred years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two very different lines: one dedicated to using their powers to heal and help women in need;… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

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ARC Book Review: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

Title: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line Author: Deepa Anappara Publisher: Chatto & Windus (Penguin) Publication Date: 30th January 2020 Genre: General Fiction Summary: Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality cop shows, thinks he’s smarter than his friend Pari (even though she always gets top marks) and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

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ARC Book Review: The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood

Title: The Unspoken Name Author: A. K. Larkwood Publisher: Tor Books (Pan Macmillan) Publication Date: 20th February 2020 Genre: Fantasy Summary: Csorwe was raised by a death cult steeped in old magic. And on her fourteenth birthday, she’ll be sacrificed to their god. But as she waits for the end, she’s offered a chance to escape her fate. A… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood

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ARC Book Review: At The End of Your Tether by Adam Smith, V. V. Glass & Hilary Jenkins

Title: At The End of Your Tether Author: Adam Smith Artist: V. V. Glass & Hilary Jenkins Publisher: Oni Press Publication Date: 11th February 2020 Genre: Graphic Novel / YA Fiction Summary: It’s a humid summer night in August 1997 and Ludo Carre is nervous. He hasn’t seen or spoken to his ex, Arlo Quinonez since he was fifteen.… Continue reading ARC Book Review: At The End of Your Tether by Adam Smith, V. V. Glass & Hilary Jenkins

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ARC Book Review: Perfect Kill by Helen Fields (DI Callanach #6)

Title: Perfect Kill Author: Helen Fields Publisher: Avon Books UK Publication Date: 6th February 2020 Genre: Crime & Mystery / Thriller Summary: He had never heard himself scream before. It was terrifying. Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim. Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Perfect Kill by Helen Fields (DI Callanach #6)

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ARC Book Review: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau

Title: Dreamland Author: Nancy Bilyeau Publisher: Endeavour Media Publication Date: 16th January 2020 Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery / Thriller Summary: The year is 1911 when twenty-year-old heiress Peggy Batternberg is invited to spend the summer in America’s Playground. But the invitation to Coney Island is unwelcome. Despite hailing from one of America’s richest families, Peggy would much rather spend… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau

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ARC Book Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Title: The Chestnut Man Author: Søren Sveistrup Translator: Caroline Waight Genre: Mystery / Thriller Publication Date: 10th January 2019 Publisher: Michael Joseph Pages: 400 Started: 30th December 2018 Completed: 31st December 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as Minister for Social Affairs, a year since the disappearance of her twelve-year-old daughter. Linus Berger, a mentally… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

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ARC Book Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Skyward Author: Brandon Sanderson Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy Publication Date: 6th November 2018 Publisher: Gollancz Pages: 528 ISBN: 9781473217850 Started: 17th October Completed: 18th October Rating: 4/5 Summary: Spensa’s world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind.… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson