The Siege

The day we disappeared by

Another one from Mount TBR, recommended by Ellie of Curiosity killed the Bookworm. Kate is running away from her life. The stress of her life in Dublin has prompted some sort...

Wisp of a Thing by

Rob Quillan is quasi-famous. He made the finals of a reality tv show, the producers flew his girlfriend out to the filming of the final performances, but the plane crashed on...

I’ll give you the sun by

Jude and Noah are as close as twins can be. They’re also as far apart as people can be. Because Noah tells us the early story, aged 13, while Jude tells...

Black Dove, White Raven by

Emilia and Teo live as though they were brother and sister. Teo’s mother Delia died when a bird hits the plane is flying, but Emilia’s mother, Rhoda, the wing-walker survived. Devastated...

Seeking Whom He May Devour by

Reread in April 2015 and it was just as good as I remembered. Original review from 22nd April 2006. ISBN: 0098461560 Trans from the French: David Bellos Yes again a cover...

Hound : Protector by ,

Part of my Once Upon a Time 9 reading, this fits the mythology section best. Based on the myth of Cúchulainn, the Hound of Ulster. Cúchulainn and the whole Táin/Red Branch...

Maplecroft by

Recommended by Kameron Hurley here and by this metafilter thread. Also part of my Once Upon a Time 9 reading, this, to me, fits within folklore, fairy tales, and fantasy, although...

Child 44 by

A Leo Demidov story. When a young boy’s body is found on the train tracks in Moscow Leo Demidov’s job is to make sure everyone knows that it wasn’t murder. After...

The Emperor’s Edge by

Recommended by Intisar Khanani Book one in the series of the same name. Amaranthe Lokdon is one of the few female law enforcers in the Empire. And she is pretty good...

Rain Reign by

Rose often finds life hard. She has autism, or asperger’s, what they call “high functioning autism. She is slightly obsessed with homonyms and with prime numbers. She keeps a list of...

Discount Armageddon by

An InCryptid Novel ; #1 Verity Price comes from a family of cryptozoologists, or monster hunters. Generations back they used to be part of The Covenant of St. George but they...

The Siege by

Sometime in the fifteenth century, an unnamed Albanian citadel is under siege by the Ottoman army. Among the besiegers is Mevla Celebi, the chronicler or historian. He will record the events...