The Familiars: charming and magical

The Familiars by Stacey Hall is a charming tale of female friendship, pregnancy, betrayal and witchcraft. With a light magical undertone, this book reads like a historical mystery set in my home county of Lancashire. I found this story easy to get into and impossible to put down. The Familiars by Stacey Halls is out... Continue Reading →

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Blog Tour: The Glass Woman

Blog Tour The Glass Woman Caroline Lea 7 February, 2019 Publisher: Michael Joseph Books Blurb: 1686, Iceland. A wild, isolated landscape that can swallow a man without so much as a volcanic gasp, where superstitious Icelanders are haunted by all-too-recent memories of witch trials. RĂ³sa is leaving her home in Skalholt. Betrothed unexpectedly to the... Continue Reading →

The Twisted Tree: A horrifying Norse tale

The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge is a fantastic horror/ghost story based on Norse mythology. Burge's incredible use of setting, atmosphere and language makes you feel engulfed in Nordic winter screaming to get out. Although this is marked as a young adult novella, if you removed the small romantic element, it would read as an... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: Q&A with Alis Hawkins

Book spotlight None So Blind Alis Hawkins The Dome Press 15th November, 2018 None So Blind by Alis Hawkins is a stunning historical crime novel, which I have had the pleasure to read and ask Alis questions about! Hi Alis, thank you for agreeing to answer some questions about your book and writing for my... 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 Hunger: A chilling true story

The Hunger by Alma Katsu is an intelligent and eerily written portrayal of the true events of the Donner party as they attempted to make it to California in 1846. This book chilled me to the core; it was spooky and yet all too realistic, as the individual characters and storylines wove together and tore... Continue Reading →

A review of The Mercy Seat

The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop is a brilliant historical novel which deals with heavy content through the eyes of various onlookers. I really would like to read another book about these characters, this time going more in depth about challenging perceptions. The Mercy Seat was published on 8 May, 2018 by Sceptre books.... Continue Reading →

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