Malibu Rising is the latest, highly anticipated release from Taylor Jenkins Reid — fans of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones. While this book has crossover with the other two — they take place in the same 'universe' — Malibu Rising is a very different story. It depicts the dark side of fame and the ones it can leave behind.
Carmilla by Sheridan le Fanu Publisher: Puskin Press Publication date: 24 October 2021 (1872) Genre: Gothic horror Page count: 160 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Carmilla is the original vampire story, steeped in the sexual tension between two young women and gothic romance.In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, teenaged Laura … Continue reading Book Review: Carmilla by Sheridan le Fanu
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix Publisher: Titan Books Publication date: 13 July 2021 Genre: Horror Page count: 400 pages Rating: 2 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. In horror movies, the final girl is the one who's … Continue reading Book Review: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes Publisher: Picador Publication date: 13 May 2021 Genre: Non fiction Page count: 320 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 stars The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the … Continue reading Book Review: Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes
Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw Publisher: Tor Dot Com Publication date: 19 October 2021 Genre: Horror Page count: 128 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth … Continue reading Book Review: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
The Honjin Murders and The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo Genre: Translated crime fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 stars In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family. But amid the gossip over the approaching … Continue reading Book Review: The Honjin Murders and The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri Publication date: 10 June 2021 Publisher: Orbit Genre: Fantasy Page count: 562 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. I am a huge fan of Tasha Suri's books so The Jasmine Throne … Continue reading Book Review: The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
Once again, Becky Chambers strikes gold with her wonderful and insightful science fiction novella, Psalm for the Wild-Built. The start of a new series, this book presents the reader with a philosophical and thoughtful tale of friendship and finding your purpose.
Laura Purcell is one of my favourite authors! Her Gothic fiction is the absolute perfect thing to curl up with on a cold wintery night. This is exactly what I did when I read her latest book, The Shape of Darkness, in one sitting.
Winter's Orbit was one of my most highly anticipated books of this year. A science fiction romance featuring some of my favourite romance tropes? Yes please. I ended up absolutely devouring this book and totally fell in love with the world and the characters.