Sunbolt

Originally read 17th November 2013, reread 19th June 2016. And I still love it. Book 1 of The Sunbolt ChroniclesI chose this for my Diverse Universe reading because I liked the cover that I saw posted over on BookLust so double thanks to Aarti for this read :) Intisar Khanani, the author, is from Wisconsin […]

Falling from horses

Free arc received via NetGalley Bud Frazer left home when he was nineteen. For a few years he rode the rodeo circuit but then decided to head for Hollywood to play the part of a cowboy in the movies. He never wanted to be an actor, or a big star, but to play cowboy, to […]

The Bees

From the moment she emerges out of her cell Flora 717 is not like the other bees. She has been born a sanitation bee, meant to clean and to take orders from all other orders of bees. But unlike her sisters she can talk. And soon she learns that she can be more. She can […]

Infidel

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, never great, but she’s getting by. She has enough to pay the bills most […]

Captain America : Hail Hydra

Opening in 1944 this graphic novel spans decades as it shows how Captain America has battled with Hydra for as long as he has been alive. But in the history of Hydra that isn’t very long. They have been around since before the pyramids, and they are patient and will to out-wait their enemies to […]

One Salt Sea

An October Daye Novel ; 5. Generalised spoiler warning in effect for the first four books, because, well obviously. Toby has come along way since we met her back in Rosemary and Rue. Back then she was keeping her head down, avoiding her past, not thinking about her future. She wasn’t really doing much past […]

The Grinnell Method

Published – Strange Horizons, Sept 2012. Available to read online here. In 1943 ornithologist Barbara Kenney comes to observe the plovers. It is her third visit to the same area, some of the natives recognise her as that odd woman who looks at strange birds. They usually leave her to herself. She follows the Grinnell […]

Tigerman

Lester Ferris has seen a lot and done a lot in his life. A sergeant in the British Army he has more than served his country, and now he has been sent to the island of Mancreu in preparation for his retirement. It is a former British colony and he is to serve as the […]

The Copper Promise

The Copper Cat trilogy #1 Gallo has grown bored of waiting for his companions, Wydrin aka The Copper Cat and Sebastian the ex Ynnsmouth knight, and so has decided to venture into the caverns beneath the Citadel without them. He’s certain he will find whatever treasure they’ve been sent to find, or at least speed […]

Selkie Stories Are for Losers

Read online at Strange Horizons Our unnamed narrator is a teenage girl, working in a restaurant after her mother left, trying to get her father to understand that she isn’t interested in college. All she cares about is getting to a land-locked state, whether or not she should kiss Mona, and the fact that she […]

The Mirror Empire

Book 1 in The Worldbreaker Saga Arc received from NetGalley Before I even mention the plot of the book I want to just say that I love this cover. Go on, take a proper look : The artwork is by Richard Anderson and it just so beautiful and yet grim and dark at the same […]

A girl called Fred

Roger Willgoose isn’t really a dog person. It is his wife really who decides to bring a dog into their home. But gradually this little Yorkshire Terrier, renamed Fred, worms her way into Roger’s affections. She accompanies him in many walks to the local pub. Her dealings with invading cats are legend, and her puppies […]