Review: Twice Dead, by Caitlin Seal

This book works because the central concept is great. We’ve done necromancy before- not personally, I assure you, but in YA literature- but Twice Dead takes a new idea and runs with it, and creates something fresh and intriguing. The necromancy bit is central to the plot. Naya, the daughter of a sea captain, wakes up from…

Blog Tour: The Blue Salt Road, by Joanne Harris

Before we go any further, I’d just like to say: yes, the book is just as gorgeous in person as it looks in the image. For The Blue Salt Road, illustration and image is such an important part of the entire book that it simply has to be mentioned. The beautiful blue and silver cover and a series of lovely…

Blog Tour: Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson

Excellent cover notwithstanding, this is a pretty exceptional book. Not that I was expecting anything less from the master of sci fi, Brandon Sanderson. Skyward is just a fantastic example of how to do young adult writing, and science fiction, right. It’s exciting, it’s jam-packed with great characters and attitude bursts off the pages like an accelerating fighter…