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Book Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

I received my copy of The Plastic Magician from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Huge thank you to Charlie N. Holmberg and the publishing team at 47 North for this wonderful book!   You know what I love most about Speculative Fiction? When I put the book down, or turn off the T.V, or stop binge watching Netflix for the eighth time that … Continue reading Book Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh - Book Review

Book Review: A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh

This is the final blog tour stop this month! It’s been such an amazing experience to review so many different books. From The Hope and Anchor, to The Shifting Tides series, to an interview with the dark fantasy author Gina Dickerson. I’ve always prided myself on having an eclectic reading style – one which features a bunch of different genres. It’s been a great learning experience … Continue reading Book Review: A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh

The Emerald Circus - Jane Yolen - Tachyon Publications

Book Review: The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen

I received my copy of ‘The Emerald Circus’ via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Huge thanks to Tachyon Publications for this book! For more information about the book and publisher, click here.   Rewriting fairy-tales, folk stories and classical literature is not anything new. Writers have been reshaping old stories to reflect the times they live in ever since the written word began. … Continue reading Book Review: The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night - Jen Campbell - Two Roads

Book Review: The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

I received my copy of ‘The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night’ via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Huge thanks to Two Roads Books for this book! For more information about the book and publisher, click here.   After finishing The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell, I wandered, wide eyed and … Continue reading Book Review: The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

Book Review: The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle

I received my copy of ‘The Overneath’ from NetGalley. Huge thanks to Tachyon Publications for the ARC! Please support the book’s official release: November 7th 2017 Before this book, I had never heard of Peter S. Beagle. And as of right now, my only knowledge of his most famous work, The Last Unicorn, is a few snippets of the 80’s cartoon movie, and a brilliant … Continue reading Book Review: The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle

Book Review: Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan

Sometimes, you can’t judge a book by its cover. When I first picked up The Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan – or under his pseudonym D.B. Shan – I thought I was in for an urban dystopia story. Gangsters. Mafia. A dictator in the form of a crime lord. Hit men. And through it all, one character’s journey of survival. And man. I … Continue reading Book Review: Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan

Book Review: The Shadow’s Son by Jon Sprunk

Many years ago, I went on a cruise ship with my family. And like any teenager with nothing to do and lots of time on their hands, I wandered over to the bookshop they had on the boat. There were the usual suspects – Tom Clancy, James Patterson, Cecilia Ahern. And then, right there in the bargain bin, I found The Shadow’s Son by Jon … Continue reading Book Review: The Shadow’s Son by Jon Sprunk

A Book Review: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Fairytales. As a type of story designed to pass from hand to hand, reader to reader, writer to writer, these classic tales have been re-told to us in hundreds of different ways, by hundreds of different artists. From hollywood movies to comic books, fairytales have a way of capturing our imaginations like no other form of storytelling. Today, I want to share with you my … Continue reading A Book Review: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

A Book Review: Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

Do you know what pleases me more than a lovable rogue? Two lovable rogues. I stumbled upon The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan a while back. And, after re-reading it, I can safely say that my memory wasn’t failing me. It was a pretty good book! But how good is pretty good? And do the protagonists of this story enthrall me the way a … Continue reading A Book Review: Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

A Book Review: The Sons of Thestian by M.E.Vaughan

Characters die in Fantasy. A lot. You only need to look at some of the most popular books in the genre – Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Mistborn – and you’ll find a death toll the size of the empire state building. There is a sense of inevitability, when it comes to death in Fantasy. An expectation among fantasy readers that, whether we like it … Continue reading A Book Review: The Sons of Thestian by M.E.Vaughan

A Book Review: Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

There comes a time in every reader’s life where you pick up a book not for the author, the genre, the blurb or the half-price offer – but because the cover looks so darn good. I mean, just look at it! The fantastical creatures,  the wonderful colour combinations, the attention to detail, the vibrant yet sinister feeling it creates. As soon as I saw this … Continue reading A Book Review: Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill