An Interview with Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel burst onto the literary scene in 2016 when his debut novel, Sleeping Giants, was published by Del Rey books after receiving rave reviews online. Quickly followed by the sequel, Waking Gods, the year of 2017 has seen his books longlisted for this year’s edition of Canada Reads, start the first steps to the…

Review: The New Dark, by Lorraine Thompson

I love fantasy, and on the whole, I love sci-fi as well, so this YA book should have been a winning cocktail, angst and all. In the end, though, despite some interesting comments on mutants and society, I wasn’t completely hooked. Similarly to Michelle Kenney’s great Book of Fire, a post-apocalyptic novel about people living…

Review: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, by Ruth Emmie Lang

This book was, by turns, mysterious, enchanting and very, very sweet. Containing just a touch of magic, and spanning forty years across America, it’s something that left me with a smile on my face after reading it. The focus of the whole book is the mysterious Weylyn Grey: permanent nomad and closet magician. The beauty…

Review: The Last Days of Magic, by Mark Tompkins

Despite the bookended modern-day chapters to this story, The Last Days of Magic was a book I really enjoyed. I’m a sucker for fantasy, and this promised to tick all the boxes, promising Goddesses, witches, religion and Ireland all rolled into one. It also has an incredibly rich mythos, that Tompkins mines for everything he’s…

Review: Her Best Friend, by Sarah Wray

After a few weeks reading romances, there’s nothing to get you back on track like a good thriller- and despite a slow build up, this book definitely kept me hooked right up until the end. When Sylvie Armstrong was a child, her best friend, Victoria, was found murdered, floating in the lake near to their…