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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

Sacred Scars by

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...

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion 0

Warm bodies by

Part of my RIP IX reading. R is a zombie. He is not quite sure how long he’s been a zombie and he has no idea what he was before he was a zombie. He is content to be a zombie,...

Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire 2

Chimes at Midnight by

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...

The Abominable by Dan Simmons

The Abominable by

My final read for this year’s RIP In June of 1924 reports from Everest reveal that George Mallory and Andrew Irvine have vanished, missing, presumed dead in their attempt to reach the summit. The news reaches our narrator, Jake Perry, as...

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream Thieves by

Part of my RIP VIII reading. Book 2 in The Raven Cycle In the first book we learned that Blue Sargent is the only non-psychic in a family full of clairvoyants, although her presence can amplify the gifts of others. She...

Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

Red Moon by

Part of this year’s RIP reading The first recorded mention of lycans was in the 7th century. The result of a prion disease, similar to CJD or mad cow disease, spread through blood. Today, in modern America, the lycan is very...

The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill

The man in the picture by

Part of my RIP VIII reading. Oliver is visiting his old Oxford tutor when Theo begins to tell him a story. It is a cold January night, perfect for huddling round the fire and telling a ghostly atmospheric story. But Theo’s...

Bloodstones ed. Amanda Pillar

Bloodstones

A collection of horror stories, edited by Amanda Pillar. Part of my RIP VIII reading. Table of contents Introduction – Seanan McGuire The Bull in winter – Dirk Flinthart Euryale – Nicole Murphy A small bad thing – Penelope Love A...

An Uncertain Place - Fred Vargas

An uncertain place by

Translated by Sian Reynolds. An Inspector Adamsberg novel #6 Adamsberg is in England at a European policing convention, discussing immigration and the control thereof. Well, that’s what everyone else is discussing, Adamsberg is using the fact that he can’t understand English...

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

Anno Dracula by

The last of my RIP reads, and my All Hallows Swap book. What if Van Helsing had lost? What if Dracula had won that battle, married Queen Victoria, and taken power? What would Victorian England make of vampires coming out of...