The Amityville Nuisance by Mike MacDee

Henry Holiday is a necromancer, whose life is disrupted when his ex-girlfriend, who is also a beautiful snake haired Gorgon, bursts into his life and pays him to attend a family gathering as her plus one, in an effort to find out what’s really going on with her brothers money making scheme at the old…

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…

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…

The Black Parade by Kyoko M

Jordan is a young woman with a dark past who keeps it together by working as a waitress and drinking to drown out the nightmares. She mostly keeps to herself, to keep her secret safe: she has been tasked with helping one hundred souls cross over to the other side in two years or she…

The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco

A book about books, this is the story of a young novice in the 1300’s who goes to a mysterious abbey with his master, a monk called William Of Baskerville. At that place, a papal delegation is going to be sent to debate religious doctrine that is tearing apart the fabric of society at the…

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

It seems like there is a glut of books now where two parallel narratives in two times link up to solve the mysteries of the other, one being in the past and the other being in the present. It feels like it’s own genre, perhaps. One of the finest examples of this is Sebastian Barry’s…

A Want Of Kindness by Joanne Limburg

Opening on her childhood, this book tells the story of Anne, the niece of the King of England in the 1600’s, up til she takes the throne herself in the line of succession. She’s a woman aware of her place, who loves her older, bossy sister Mary and who has been raised a protestant, in…

London Landmark: St Paul’s Cathedral

I haven’t done a post about London in while, and I love sharing my adventures in the city with you, and places that I love. This time, I went to St Paul’s Cathedral, which is a beautiful, peaceful place. Oddly enough, even though I’ve been in London for 8 years, I hadn’t actually gone inside…