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Review: Godsgrave, by Jay Kristoff

Straight off the bat: Jay Kristoff is an excellent writer. He’s funny, he can turn a mean phrase and he’s willing to send his characters to some very dark places. I suppose, making his main character an assassin and setting his story in a land with more than a few passing similarities to the Roman… Continue reading Review: Godsgrave, by Jay Kristoff

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Review: The Silent Companions, by Laura Purcell

Are you sitting comfortably? It’s time for a Gothic horror story. Hooray! The Gothic is great: it’s an underestimated genre, and perhaps not one that gets enough attention, but its been making waves and sending shivers down people’s spines since before the Brontës first put pen to paper. A good Gothic story is chilling, has… Continue reading Review: The Silent Companions, by Laura Purcell

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An Interview with Laura Purcell

Though she’s perhaps more well-known for her Georgian-set historical fiction, Laura Purcell has been making waves in the book world with the release of her latest novel, Gothic extravaganza The Silent Companions. Making her debut onto the book scene in 2014 with the excellent Queen of Bedlam, she’s gone from strength to strength, with her… Continue reading An Interview with Laura Purcell

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Review: Tarnished City, by Vic James

Hooray for YA novels! They can be a little bit hit and miss sometimes, but when you get an author who has put thought into creating a detailed world, with believable, nuanced characters, then it’s a breath of fresh air and I can’t get to the end quickly enough. Tarnished City is one of these.… Continue reading Review: Tarnished City, by Vic James

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Review: The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz

Murder mysteries are great. Despite the obviously grisly contents, they're quite sedate reads, quite formulaic: a murder happens, the detective systematically visits the family and friends of the deceased, often with an admiring Watson in tow, and then makes a brilliant deduction and the murder is revealed to be somebody (if it's well-written) you never… Continue reading Review: The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz