I nearly picked this up for the pretty cover, then realised that I was supposed to only be reading the books I already owned. And then someone told me that it was darker than they expected, and I insta-ordered it. I'm a sucker for dark books, and this has an achillean couple and a pansexual MC so obviously I had to have it immediately. Rating: 4.5 stars
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!
Death is too easy. Better to make every moment of the rest of a person’s life agony. When Netgalley announced audiobook review copies, I was all over it! And though I have criticisms for the Netgalley shelf app, I'm so glad I got my hands on this one! The Only Good Indians, written by Stephen … Continue reading The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Audiobook review)
She was their curse made flesh, and everything - the blood and the blight, the darkness and slaughter to come - it was all within her. If I made a shelf of 'books that make me want to burn the world down and rebuild from the ashes', this would be first on the shelf - … Continue reading The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson (Review)
You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me. I cannot save myself as much as I wish to, I am bound, threads like iron through my mind and my skin and it's there. In the walls. It does not release its hold on me so I must ask you to spring me … Continue reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Review)
She has the human look of a domesticated animal. The twitter hype on this one was ridiculous, with everyone talking about how it put them off their food and saying things like 'gross' and 'unputdownable'. Obviously, as a connoisseur of gross and unputdownable things, I had to have it. And everyone was absolutely right. Rating: … Continue reading Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica (Review)
HARROW LAKE by Kat Ellis was on my radar the second I saw the amazing VHS tape arcs floating around, and then I read the premise and knew I had to get my hands on it.
Power was sweeter than apples. It was cheaper than water, and sustained the soul twice as well. If Johann was going to be a Thing with a name, then from now on he would be a Thing with power, too. I've been obsessively reading Tor novellas lately, and have yet to be let down by … Continue reading The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht (Review)
Wait, and stay alive, and we thought it would be easy. This book has been on my radar for absolutely ages, and it was when it was chosen for my YA book club April read that I finally picked it up off my shelves. I'm too easily distracted, obviously, because it was just as good … Continue reading Wilder Girls by Rory Power (Review)
The reeds stood tall and dead: I had the oddest feeling they wanted me gone. The light was failing. I caught a swampy smell of decay. Behind me something rustled and I saw the reeds part for some unseen creature. I thought: No wonder Maud’s mad. All her life in a place like this? I've … Continue reading Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver (Review)