Review: ‘Under My Skin’ by Juno Dawson

Blurb from GoodReads: Meet Molly Sue. Once she’s under your skin there’s no getting rid of her… Seventeen-year-old Sally Feather is not exactly a rebel. Her super-conservative parents and her treatment at the hands of high school bullies means that Sally’s about as shy and retiring as they come – but all that’s about to…

Review: ‘Say Her Name’ by Juno Dawson

Blurb from GoodReads:  Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody…

Review: ‘Lord of Shadows’ by Cassandra Clare

Hi guys! Sorry for the loooong absence- I’ve been REALLY busy rewriting the second draft of my new YA novel, Trollheart (working title,) and it’s shaping up well! But it does mean I haven’t been reading a lot lately because I’ve been deep into my own universe. As soon as I finish the rewriting I’ll…

Review: ‘Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis’ by Anne Rice

Blurb from GoodReads At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history,…

Repost: A Tribute to Sophie Lancaster

Please note: this is a repost from 2015, posted originally on my other blog, the official blog for The Breathing Ghosts series. I am reposting it to help publicize Murdered For Being Different, a sensitive, thought provoking and nuanced BBC3 dramatization of the vicious real-life attack on Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend, Robert, as well…

Review: ‘The Romeo Catchers’ by Alys Arden

Blurb from GoodReads.com:  Is blood thicker than magic in La Nouvelle-Orléans? Tormented by the fate she condemned her mother to, and by the lies she’s forced to tell to cover it up, Adele scours Storm-ravaged New Orleans for the truth about her family’s magical past. But every turn leads her back to the one person…

Review: ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ by Sarah J. Maas

Please note if you haven’t read this book: this review contains spoilers! Read at your own risk! 🙂   Blurb from GoodReads:  Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information…

Album Review: ‘Human Love’ by Newton Faulkner

This is a surprisingly upbeat from previously-rather-folksy Newton Faulkner– full of big, rambunctious rhythms, drums, melodies, chanting, guitars that make their own kind of percussion (I’m not a musician, so forgive me if the terms are incorrect,) this album has a LOT. It’s a delightful mix- tracks such as ‘Far to Fall’ and ‘Up, Up and…

Review: ‘The Return of the Witch’ by Paula Brackston

Blurb from GoodReads.com:  After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan, and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has travelled the world learning…