I actually had this one pre-ordered long before I got accepted for the eARC, because Christina Henry is one of my auto-buy authors and I was waiting impatiently for Waterstones to bring out a signed edition of Near the Bone to match the rest of my series. Rating 4 stars.
Trying something new this week! So I love 5+1 fanfics, and I'm bringing that love into my new series. I'll be looking at 5+1 tropes, genres and anything else I can think of; and giving 5 books I recommend in that category plus 1 I want to read! This week it's creepy books.
As a self-confessed Christina Henry addict, I obviously ordered this one straight away. But when I got the opportunity to read an eARC, I leapt at it. This was a little different from the others, not a retelling but its own creepy story of witches, woods and murders, and I loved it. Rating: 4 stars!
September has disappeared already, and it's time to wrap up my reads. I read 25 books, a total of 8403 pages and my average rating was 3.88 out of 5 stars - not too bad.
Steph created the Six For Sunday challenge, and this quarter's prompts are here! This week I'm looking at my favourite authors to follow. I'm doing a 6+1 version of this one. Six authors who's work I follow religiously - my 'insta-buy' authors - and one author who you should be all following on twitter. My … Continue reading #SixforSunday : Favourite Authors to Follow
"Do you think I don't know what kind of men this world has wrought?" Red said. "Every woman knows. And those men existed before everything fell apart." Rating: 3.5 stars This wasn't my favourite of Christina Henry's retellings, and I found it a little harder to get into than the other books in this 'series'. Admittedly, … Continue reading The Girl in Red, by Christina Henry (Review)
A terrifying and heart-pounding Peter Pan retelling that had me marathon reading it just to find out what happened to Jamie and the rest of the Lost Boys. Rating: 5 stars
“Women who did what they liked instead of what other people wished were often accused of witchcraft, because only a witch would be so defiant, or so it was thought.” Rating: 3.5 stars. I read this after reading Alice by the same author, and I was equally as excited by it. The titular mermaid is Amelia, who is … Continue reading The Mermaid, by Christina Henry (Review)
“One day, long ago, she’d gone seeking an adventure and found terror instead. That day had changed the course of her life, and left her hands awash in blood. It was not her fault, but this was how it must be. She understood that now.” Rating: 4.5 stars I loved this book. I was recommended this by my … Continue reading Alice, by Christina Henry (Review)