Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

This is one of those times I wish I’d read more reviews before jumping into a book because I certainly wasn’t expecting Harrow the Ninth to be such a challenging read. In this second instalment of The Locked Tomb trilogy, Muir has made some divisive and ambitious creative choices. Every other chapter is written inContinue reading “Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir”

Wranglestone by Darren Charlton

If you follow my blog, you’ll know I try to highlight diversity in SFF. So I was surprised to notice I’ve only ever read two books with a gay male protagonist, both of which featured (literal) fairies, a trope commonly used in romance novels that isn’t really my style. So when I started seeing reviewsContinue reading “Wranglestone by Darren Charlton”

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

Having long neglected the horror genre despite my undying love of scary films, I’ve never read a book quite like The Year of the Witching. With plagues, sigils, zealots, and pilgrim-style clothing, this book brings to mind The Omen, The Village, and just about anything with ‘Salem’ in the title. This book is worth aContinue reading “The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson”