In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey Review

In this contemporary fantasy, the grieving biographer of a Victorian fantasist finds himself slipping inexorably into the supernatural world that consumed his subject. Failed father, failed husband, and failed scholar, Charles Hayden hopes to put his life back together with a new project: a biography of Caedmon Hollow, the long-dead author of a legendary Victorian children’s… Read More In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey Review


King of Scars Review

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising… Read More King of Scars Review

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January Wrap Up

January has gone by so fast but for once I can say I’m really happy with the number of books I read. I don’t always do monthly wrap ups because I think they can be a bit repetitive if I’ve already reviewed what I’ve read but this month I’m quite pleased with myself, so why… Read More January Wrap Up


The Kiss of Deception Review

She flees on her wedding day. She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection. She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father. She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide.… Read More The Kiss of Deception Review