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Blog Tour || Witch Bottle – folk horror that reaches into the very depths of the soul

Thank you so much to Jo Fletcher Books for having me on this Blog Blast for the rather excellent Witch Bottle by Tom Fletcher. I really loved this book and can't wait to tell you all about it. But also make sure to check out the other amazing bloggers on the tour to see what… Continue reading Blog Tour || Witch Bottle – folk horror that reaches into the very depths of the soul

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Subscription box review: Abominable Book Club second anniversary celebration box

October marks the two year anniversary of the wonderful Abominable Book Club and the celebratory box was absolutely incredible. There are two different subscriptions and, as money is a little tighter than usual, I'm on the Bare Bones box which includes a new book, a second hand book, a magazine and a book mark -… Continue reading Subscription box review: Abominable Book Club second anniversary celebration box

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Book Tour || The Story of Babushka – a beautifully illustrated tale of finding your place in the world

The Story of Babushka by Catherine Flores is a beautifully illustrated children's book about the five bodies of a matryoshka doll finding out about the world and trying to find the meaning of life. I'm delighted to have a space on the book tour for this gorgeous wee gem so read on for my review… Continue reading Book Tour || The Story of Babushka – a beautifully illustrated tale of finding your place in the world

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My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell | why I can’t get this book out of my head

I don't find reviewing books easy. It's not something that comes naturally to me and more often than not I'll procrastinate on it to the point it never gets done. Sometimes though, a book will come along where my own laziness is the least of my worries when it comes to a review. Sometimes, a… Continue reading My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell | why I can’t get this book out of my head

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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas | does it live up to the hype?

Last year was my year of Sarah J. Maas (thank you @Tabz_Talks_Tales!). I tore through Throne of Glass then swiftly caught up on A Court of Thorns and Roses and then, bereft with no more of her books to read, I pre-ordered House of Earth and Blood, the first book in her new adult series,… Continue reading House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas | does it live up to the hype?

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Fear in the remote Scottish Highlands – Hearthstone Cottage by Frazer Lee #review

Mike Carter and his girlfriend Helen, along with their friends Alex and Kay, travel to a remote loch side cottage for a post-graduation holiday. But their celebrations are short-lived when they hit and kill a stag on the road. Alex’s sister Meggie awaits them in the cottage, adding to the tension when her dog, Oscar,… Continue reading Fear in the remote Scottish Highlands – Hearthstone Cottage by Frazer Lee #review

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Technological horror that resonates hard – Ghoster by Jason Arnopp #review

In his acknowledgements, Jason Arnopp declares Ghoster his “difficult second novel” following the sublime The Last Days of Jack Sparks. But there’s nothing difficult about Ghoster, it’s an absolute belter of a modern horror story that turns the blackest of mirrors on smart phones, dating apps and addiction. Kate, our heroine, is me. No, seriously,… Continue reading Technological horror that resonates hard – Ghoster by Jason Arnopp #review

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A modern ghost story steeped in tradition – Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood #blogtour #review

"No matter how desirable the agent had made it sound, the reality was very different. The farmhouse had been a vacant possession - indeed, on that first viewing, it had looked abandoned, its room scattered with a miscellany of furniture as if the occupants had up and left at a moment's notice and might suddenly… Continue reading A modern ghost story steeped in tradition – Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood #blogtour #review

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A meta horror that will make you think – The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman #review

"Whenever somebody from town wants to do something in secret, they come out here. Where they think they're alone. Where nobody's watching. They hide in the shadows, performing their little rituals beneath these branches, as if they believe these trees will keep their secrets for them. Their lovers' liaisons, their midnight masses. They think nobody… Continue reading A meta horror that will make you think – The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman #review

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Cracks below the surface in Bone China by Laura Purcell #review

Dressed as I am in her discarded clothes, my appearance is one of respectability. It would not do to produce my hip flask now and draw attention to myself. It would be indecorous. Reckles. And yet...My lips are very dry. I might risk it.  Laura Purcell is a master of of the evocative gothic. Her… Continue reading Cracks below the surface in Bone China by Laura Purcell #review