The Bitey Cat

at the mouth of the river of bees by Kij Johnson 0

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I’m dipping in and out of Kij Johnson’s collection of short stories At the mouth of the river of bees. The Bitey Cat is one of the stories in the collection. It tells the story of a young girl, Sarah, whose...

Shadow Gate by Kate Elliott 7

Shadow Gate by

Crossroads #2 The blurb on the back cover of my edition of this book gives away a pretty big spoiler for book one. So does the first line of the book, so I’ve had to take a different one for the...

Symbiont by Mira Grant 0

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Parasitology #2 Part of my Sci Fi Experience 2015 In Parasite we met Sal Mitchell, or Sally as she doesn’t like to be called. She had been in a car crash, had suffered amnesia and was trying to rebuild her memories...

Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers 4

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After solving the mystery of Whose Body Lord Peter Wimsey holidays in the wilds of Corsica, but, tiring of the rustic and wanting a bit of luxury he heads to Paris where he gets the shocking news that his brother, the Duke of Denver, has been arrested for murder. And the victim was Denis Cathcart, his sister’s fiancée. Wimsey heads for home straight away, and together with Inspector Parker he begins to investigate what actually happened.

The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire 1

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An October Daye novel: #8 October Daye has come a long way since Simon Torquill transformed her into a fish. She’s uncovered a lot about who she is, who her real friends are, and the secrets her mother kept from her....

The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher 0

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Rhea is a miller’s daughter. She is fifteen. And she is engaged. Her betrothed is a lord, and she had never met him before he gave her is ring to wear. But she is only the daughter of the miller, and...

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The Scorpio Races by

First read in August 2012, reread Oct 2014 as part of this year’s RIP reading1 . Near the village of Thisby on the island of Skarmouth lives Puck Connolly her two brothers. Her parents were killed a few years back, they...

Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey 0

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A resurrection of magic : Book 2 If you haven’t read book one, Skin Hunger, then be warned, this follows on directly from that so there are spoilers for events in book one. The book opens with with Sadima. At the...

Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire 2

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An October Daye novel ; # 7 Part of my RIP IX reading. Goblin fruit is a pleasant drug for the fae, if they are pureblood that is. Changelings only need to taste it once and they are addicted. It always...

Haunting Hill House by Shirley Jackson 0

The Haunting of Hill House by

Part of my RIP reading, and read with The Estella Society’s Readalong. Hill House is unoccupied. The owners have tried to rent it, but tenants never stay long. The house has an 80 year history that includes deaths and strange goings...

Fudoki by Kij Johnson 0

Fudoki by

Princess Harueme is dying. She can feel it, a great weight inside her, so she is preparing for death. Emptying out old trunks, burning the notebooks she has spent a lifetime filling. Reading old letters and poems, remembering her life, and,...

Infidel by Kameron Hurley 0

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Bel Dame Apocrapha # 2 Six years after the events in God’s War and Nyx is still making a living by taking notes, or killing. She has a new team, no magician this time round, and she’s doing okay. Not great,...