Remembering the fallen: the TBR that never was

Is there anything worse than the sickening realisation of how many books you still have left to go on your TBR? Well, there's something even worse than that: the realisation that there is another TBR: the list of books that you've completely forgotten about reading. And it's massive. It could be that you bought a …

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Fantastic February: how’s it going? (Or, an excuse)

What? We're already nearing the end of February? I have to pause and offer an apology here, readers. This month has been a bit of a rollercoaster, and my blogging has been pretty sporadic- as has my reading. That's the only excuse I have before I share my updates from a month of Fantastic February …

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Blog tour: Day of the Accident, by Nuala Ellwood

What would you do if you woke up, your life was destroyed... and you had no memory of what went wrong? That very spooky premise is where Day of the Accident starts, and sweeps us along on a rollercoaster ride with twists, turns and dark secrets galore. By the end, I wasn't sure who to believe- so …

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Blog tour: Master of Sorrows, by Justin Call

I'm always a sucker for a good fantasy novel, and the cover alone got me excited for Master of Sorrows. And it definitely didn't disappoint: full of surprises, dark, intense and  brutal, it's classic fantasy given a modern upgrade. Set in a mysterious world once ruled by three gods- two benevolent, one not so much- …

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Review: Once Upon A River, by Diane Setterfield

I'll come right out and say it: this was a lyrical, moving treat of a novel. Written in the same style as The Essex Serpent, it's every bit as good as Sarah Perry's prize-winning novel, and a good deal more heart-wrenching, too. Once Upon A River is a book where nothing is what it seems, where folklore and …

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