The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey

I recently read May Day, a vampire detective novel by prolific self-published author Josie Jaffrey who has written nine books and several short stories to date. I enjoyed her humour and take on vampires, so I was excited to receive a copy of her new YA novel, The Wolf and the Water. Plus, I do love thatContinue reading “The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey”

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”

Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall

Volke is an outcast, the orphan of criminal parents with no prospects beyond his gravedigging apprenticeship. Yet he dreams of becoming a famous arcanist – a person who bonds with a mystical animal and gains unique, magical abilities. “The white hart huffed and let out a single laugh. Then he turned to face me, hisContinue reading “Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall”