Final Girls by Riley Sager

I review Final Girls by Riley Sager. Many thanks to the author, publisher, & NetGalley for providing a review copy. Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no [...]


Ask The Author: A J Dalton

Metaphysical fantasy author A J Dalton drops by The Bandwagon to talk about his writing process. A J Dalton (the ‘A’ is for Adam) has been an English language teacher as far afield as Egypt, the Czech Republic, Thailand, Slovakia, Poland and Manchester University. He has lived in Manchester since 2003, but has a conspicuous [...]

The Bandwagon’s Books of 2016: James

2016 has been a fantastic year for books. We've been spoiled for choice here at The Bandwagon, with countless excellent review books and amazing debuts. Now it's nearly over, so we've made a list of our favourite books of the year. Here are James's picks of 2016. "For me, 2016 has been a great year of [...]

Halloween Reads

It's that time of year again. This autumn has been spectacular - so many leaves of yellows and oranges and reds, like flames bursting from the trees. Bright days with just a hint of chill in the air. Cold enough to dig out your boots and scarves and blanket wraps, and make yourself a cup [...]

Off To See The Wizard by Clay Johnston

New to The Bandwagon, Barry McGough reviews Off To See The Wizard by Clay Johnston. Barry is an avid Rush fan and tattoo enthusiast new to reviewing but loves to read. He enjoys real ale and nights in the pub, and weekends in Looe in his caravan and walking with the wife and the Jack Russell. [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge 2016: Amanda Jennings

Amanda Jennings, proud Cornish maid and talented author, explains why Cornwall means so much to her. I am fifty percent Cornish. My mother and her family, back through many generations, are proudly Cornish. And I’m equally proud of my fifty percent. My other half is Pinner. This bit I’m less proud of. Nothing against Pinner, of course, [...]

When Doves Fly by Lauren Gregory

When I heard about When Doves Fly, I knew I wanted to review it myself. It's the kind of novel I adore - gritty fiction, set against a harsh, historical backdrop, with fierce women taking centre stage. And I loved it. Gregory is not afraid to show the brutal nature of the women's lives, the [...]