Never Have I Ever: A head-spinning rollercoaster

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson is a rollercoaster of a read with a female obsession vibe similar to A Simple Favour or The Perfection, with equally insane reveals, twists and turns. With a dramatic ending and never knowing who you can really trust, this is the perfect book for fans who wish to... Continue Reading →

The Flower Girls: Dark and mesmerising

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts is a dark, twisted mystery novel which will shock and mesmerise you. The characters are so deeply interconnected and I felt that their treatment was accurate, even though it will make some readers uncomfortable. The plot is one which takes you on a stop-start journey, building the tension slowly... Continue Reading →

The Corset: Gothic mastery

The Corset by Laura Purcell, aka the queen of Gothic fiction, is a chilling, eerie tale which considers fortune, misfortune and the nature of evil. Purcell has followed The Silent Companions with an absolutely stunning novel which presents excellent characters, a gripping plot and some seriously disturbing scenes. The Corset by Laura Purcell will be... Continue Reading →

The House on Half Moon Street

... It's got such a long title, I decided that would be the name of the review! The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve is an interesting, dark and modern Gothic tale set in the Victorian era, which sounds highly contradictory. It is modern in one glaring way: the main character is transgender.... Continue Reading →

My June reading list…

Time is flying in 2018! I cannot believe that I am 6 weeks into my job at Springer Nature, my blog and social profiles are growing still and people actually want to read my blabbering thoughts on books! A big thanks halfway through the year to all my followers old and new. New things in... Continue Reading →

Social Creature: A different kind of story

Reading Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton left me rather surprised. It was quite different to the more traditional gothic horror titles in the Bloomsbury Raven series, but very much confirmed for me that the gothic can be written in the modern day and in a city environment. The narrative is well-told with intriguing, self-absorbed characters who's... Continue Reading →

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