Review: Other Words for Smoke

Written by: Sarah Maria Griffin

Published on: 2nd April 2019

Genre: Fantasy, witchcraft,

Blurb: A story of a haunted house, magic behind the wallpaper, and the strangest summer ever. Continue reading

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Review: Man vs. Toddler

Written by: Matt Coyne AKA @manversusbaby

Published on: 18th April 2019

Genre: Non-fiction, humour, parenting

Blurb: In the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller Dummy comes Man vs. Toddler – the story of what happens when your little one is transformed from an innocent bundle of joy into a creature that walks, talks… and craps in a plastic bucket in the middle of your living room. Continue reading

Review: The Woman Who Rose a Shark (And 50 More Wild Female Adventurers)

Written by: Ailsa Ross

Published on: 16th April 2019

Genre: Non-fiction, feminism, historical

Blurb: You’ve heard of Charles Darwin, Ernest Shackleton and Lawrence of Arabia. But how about Marianne North, Ada Blackjack or Isabelle Eberhardt? From aquanauts to astronauts, treetop explorers to eagle hunters, The Woman Who Rode a Shark celebrates 50 ocean-diving, mountain-climbing, jungle-running female adventurers who’ve blazed an exceptional trail from 231 BC to today. Continue reading

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

Written by: V. E. Shwab

Published on: 31 October 2017 (Titan Books Collector’s Edition)

Genre: Fantasy

Blurb: Kell is one of the last Antari magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons. There is Red London, where life and magic are revered, Grey London, without magic and ruled by mad King George III, and White London, a city slowly being drained through magical war, down to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London… but no one speaks of that now. Continue reading

Review: The Book of Life

Written by: Deborah Harkness

Published on: 15 July 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Historical fiction, Romance

Blurb: Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to their epic tale, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT.

A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew – the forbidden love at the heart of it. Continue reading