The Children of Green Knowe

Green Knowe series #1 Usually Toseland spends the holidays in boarding school, his father and stepmother are in Burma, but on this occasion he is off to spend Christmas with his great-grandmother. He has never met her before, and understandably, is a little nervous about heading off all by himself. He is seven years old […]

Hound : Protector

Part of my Once Upon a Time 9 reading, this fits the mythology section best. Based on the myth of CĂșchulainn, the Hound of Ulster. CĂșchulainn and the whole TĂĄin/Red Branch Knights stories are m favourite myths and legends. And I think they would make an awesome film1 . This graphic novel retells the Cu […]

Maplecroft

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 its gothic horror feel also makes me think it would make for a good RIP read too. Book 1 in The Borden Dispatches Lizzie […]

An artificial night

An October Daye novel #3 Originally read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge, 18th May 2012 reread for OUaT 8, 22 June 2014 And on my reread I enjoyed a huge amount more than I did first time around. I’m bumping it up to 8 Stars October Daye, she’d much prefer you call […]

Shadows

Read a sample Shadows is set in an alternate world, one where the Newworld has eradicated all magic, and the risks they feel it brings. Magical families have been gene-spliced and teenagers are regularly tested to ensure that no magic user might slip through. This is a world where the word magician is a bad […]

Rosemary and Rue

An October Daye novel #1 Reread in May 2014, also for this year’s Once Upon a Time Challenge. And it was just as enjoyable the second time round. Toby has a wonderful voice and character. Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge In 1995 October Daye made a mistake. Trailing a “bad guy” […]

The Owl Service

Alison and Roger have come to Wales on a holiday with their parent and respective step-parent. Roger’s father and Alison’s mother have recently married and in a way this is a sort of bonding session. The house is technically Alison’s, she inherited from an uncle. Gwynn is the housekeeper’s son, the same age as Alison […]

Fates : I bring the fire part 4

I’m going to say very little about the plot of this book. It is, after all, book four in a series, so you know, spoilers darling. Basically its a mixture of myth, legend, fantasy and action. The series as a whole has mostly been set in Chicago but on this outing we visit a couple […]

Monsters : I bring the fire part 2

I bring the fire Part 21 This book follows on straight from book one, so if you haven’t read that you’ll have no idea what is going on, so go read book one. No spoilers for either book here. Things haven’t gone so swimmingly for Amy Lewis after the events of book one. But she […]

I bring the fire part 1 : Wolves

Amy Lewis is travelling home with her little mongrel dog, Fenrir, when she narrowly misses a deer, and flips her car. It is night time, and the road is not exactly high volume, so she is delighted when a fellow traveller stops. But that soon turns to horror when she discovers that this is no […]

Some kind of fairy tale

Twenty years ago Tara Martin went missing. She simply went out one day and never came home. Her boyfriend at the time was an obvious suspect. They had rowed before she disappeared. Her brother and parents have never gotten over it. They’ve moved on as best they can, Peter has a family of his own […]

What makes this book so great

My first non-fiction book of 2014! And it is a book all about books. The best sort of book ;) I would consider myself a sci-fi & fantasy fan, yet for many years I hadn’t the money to buy books. And even if I did the book shops didn’t really stock a whole heap of […]