Crimson Ash by Haley Sulich GIVEAWAY

Crimson Ash is a gripping new young adult thriller and we have one copy to give away! In a dark dystopian future, a disease has ravaged the world, killing off a large part of the population. In response, one man has taken over. He uses mind control to create emotionless soldiers who capture the remaining…

The White Crucifixion: A Novel About Marc Chagall by Michael Dean

There’s something about the lives of artists that are endlessly fascinating. Perhaps it’s because of their daily routines as artists that mean that the structure of their lives is so different to the average. Perhaps the fluctuating finances of creating peicemeal work seems romantic, or there’s something about the creative mind that’s so compelling. Often,…

The Holy Dark by Kyoko M

This book was sent to me for honest review by the author, so big thank you to her for that. All opinions in this review are my own. The third book in the Black Parade series by Kyoko M, The Holy Dark sees Jordan Amador, our demon bashing Seer, facing her biggest battle yet. After…

The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths

This book is part of a series of mysteries set in Norwich, UK, involving the work of Dr Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist. In this case, some bones are found during an excavation for a restaurant, and the Ruth soon finds that rather than being of medieval date, they’re less than 10 years old. When…

Bedlam: London And Its Mad by Catharine Arnold

The word Bedlam became part of common usage as a slang word for chaos, anarchy and mess, but was originally a well known hospital for those suffering from mental illness. It was established in 1247 and existed at different sites til the 1930’s. It’s history is the history of the treatment for people who were…

She Who Fights Monsters by Kyoko M

The second book in the Black Parade series, Jordan and the angel Michael are finally together, but when Seers all over the world start to turn up dead, they must work together and team up with the demon Belial to stop the end of the world. With Belial intent on destroying their relationship and a…

Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons

If you’ve read Cold Comfort FarmΒ you’ll be familiar with Stella Gibbons. She wrote about 25 books, of which it was her most well known work, and though forgotten for many years, she’s having a bit of a revival lately. Written in 1938, Nightingale Wood is a romance set in Essex. It largely follows Viola, a…

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

History tends to demonise Thomas Cromwell as being a dark figure, perhaps jealous of his betters due to his own low birth, and who abused his power and stopped at nothing to dissolve the monasteries. But in this book, history is told from his perspective, and we see a dynamic and loyal man, who was…