Red Sister

Author: Mark Lawrence | Publisher: Harper Voyager It’s not until you’re broken that you find your sharpest edge “I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin” At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since…

The Masked City

Author: Genevieve Cogman | Publisher: Pan I read The Invisible Library, the first book in the series, a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I was so excited when The Masked City arrived, and I could continue the adventure with Irene, Kai and Vale! My review of The Invisible Library. There’s always a…

Ghosts of Gotham

Author: Craig Schaefer | Publisher: 47North Irresistibly drawn to mysteries, if only to debunk them, reporter Lionel Page exposes supernatural frauds, swindlers, and charlatans. His latest case is an obsession—at least for an ancient and wealthy heiress: verify the authenticity of a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript circulating through New York City’s literary underworld. But…

The Invisible Library

Author: Genevieve Cogman | Publisher: Pan Macmillan OMG did I love this book! I stayed up reading it last night until I genuinely could not keep my eyes open any longer. Could not put it down. I’ve been hearing about The Invisible Library series for a while, and I really can’t remember now why I…

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton | Publisher: Pan Macmillan I was in Waterstones the other day, just browsing (very dangerous), when I came across Y is for Yesterday. I’m a huge fan of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series, so I’m not sure how I missed it… But anyway, there it was, and right there on the front it…

Life on the Leash

Author: Victoria Schade | Publisher: Simon and Schuster I read Life on the Leash on the recommendation of @Simone and Her Books. I was looking for something light, because with my job at the moment I’m finding I just have less time to read. So anything heavy, or which doesn’t grab me right away, is…

Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo | Publisher: Macmillan Better late than never, Ashley and I finally found the time to have a chat about our Book Club book for August: Six of Crows… Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy…

Ball & Chain

Author: Laura Garner (self-published) Yeah, yeah, I accidentally picked up another self-published book again. And if you’ve been reading my reviews, you know I think they’re pretty much the most terrifying thing ever to happen to publishing. I mean, we’ve all had a few from Amazon that were, shall we say… less than wonderful? A…

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows | Publisher: Bloomsbury The war is over. Juliet Ashton is grappling with writer’s block when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the channel, who has come across her name written in a second-hand book.  Juliet begins writing to…

Dance of Thieves

Author: Mary E. Pearson | Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. I have just realised how much fantasy I’ve been reading lately. I mean, I don’t think I’ve read anything else for a while! This needs to be addressed… So, sorry if anyone is getting bored reading reviews for fantasy books! I promise, I do like…