Tag Archive | speculative fiction

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2)

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray My rating: 4 of 5 stars Holy moley! Bray turns up the fear-factor in this second instalment of The Diviners series. This is the sort of writing that makes you yell out loud to the characters – “Run! For f@&%s sake, Run!” Genuinely scary and suspenseful, and beautifully read […]

Welcome to Hell

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Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is one I had been wanting to read for some time and I was not disappointed. Ward’s depiction of a world where children are a commodity to be bought, sold and treated as…

Welcome to Orphancorp

Welcome To Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an extraordinary novella. Set in a not-too-distant future, the story is visceral, frightening, and all too realistic.Mirii is a survivor, a young woman on the edge of adulthood and ‘freedom’. But how free are you, really, when your whole life […]

All The Crooked Saints

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, I don’t know what I was I expecting, but it wasn’t this. And yet, when I was given it, I loved it! Beatriz and Pete and Joachin and Daniel, and the Pilgrims, and the Soria’s, and the history, and mystery, and […]

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles 2)

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff My rating: 5 of 5 stars Piss and blood, but this is an AMAZING series! Following the extraordinary conclusion to Nevernight (#1), Kristoff kicks up a gear in Godsgrave, the continuing story of Mia Corvere – 17-year-old Blade of the Church of the Black Mother, last surviving member of her family, […]

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles 1)

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff My rating: 5 of 5 stars The opening chapter of this book is extraordinary. As is the whole. The writing is clever, and visceral, and bloody, and emotional. I loved every word. And Holter Graham is a great reader, too. No plot, no character analysis. I fear there will be spoilers. […]

Blossom

Blossom by Tamsin Janu My rating: 3 of 5 stars There’s lots to like about this story. Lottie is a sweetie. She’s had a lot to contend with in her life so far, and when a waif in a potato sack appears on her doorstep, Lottie knows exactly what to do – take her in […]