Sunday, 24 July 2016

Nevernight: Jay Kristoff review


by Jay Kristoff
Rating: 4 Star

Nevernight is set in a world that rarely sees darkness, mainly due to its 3 Suns.

It's a world of political skullduggery (I haven't used that word in ages), assassins, magic, a shadow in the form of a Cat called Mister Kindly, and a young girl called Mia Corvere who is forced to witness her father's execution.

On that day, Mia swore to avenge the 3 people who had plotted against her and her family.

Monday, 11 July 2016

The Hummingbird's Cage: Tamara Dietrich review

The Hummingbird's Cage

by Tamara Dietrich
Rating: 4 Star

Joanna and Jim seem to be the perfect couple.

He is a respected deputy sheriff and she appears to be a happy, contented wife. Living in Wheeler, New Mexico, US together they have a young daughter called Laurel.

However, behind closed doors Jim is a violent monster. Joanna bears the mental and physical scars from years of his abuse and now lives in constant fear of both her and Laurel's life.

Will a stranger's unexpected offer finally provide a means of escape?

Monday, 4 July 2016

A Boy Made of Blocks: Keith Stuart review

A Boy Made of Blocks

By Keith Stuart
Rating: 4 Star

I have read several books recently which have featured very human, very flawed, and very complex heroic characters. 

Set in Bristol, the plot of A Boy Made of Blocks starts just as a family is beginning to fall apart.