The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

I review The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis. A debut literary thriller from an incredible new voice. What do you do when the man who gave you everything turns out to be a killer?  Everything Elka knows of the world she learned from the man she calls Trapper, the solitary hunter who took her under [...]

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Ignite by Danielle Rogland

I review Ignite by Danielle Rogland. In the ruins of dystopian London, the Empire rules through fear and fire. “Everyone knew about ‘The Flames’ and how much trouble they had caused the Empire. They were the only rebel group anyone knew of that had lasted longer than a few months without getting caught, leaving candles [...]

Wise Phuul by Daniel Stride

Ryan Collins reviews Wise Phuul by Daniel Stride. Many thanks to the author for providing a free review copy. Walking corpses and black-market liquor: the quiet life. Telto Phuul, Necromancer and Library Clerk, likes his days safe and predictable. Not for him the intrigues of the Viiminian Empire, a gothic monstrosity held together by sheer force [...]

Children Of The Different by S.C. Flynn

I review Children Of The Different by S.C. Flynn. Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy. Nineteen years ago, a brain disease known as the Great Madness killed most of the world’s population. The survivors all had something different about their minds. Now, at the start of adolescence, their children enter a trance-like [...]

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

I was thrilled to be accepted to read Smoke via NetGalley. "England. A century ago, give or take a few years." An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies, a sign of their fallen state. The aristocracy do not smoke, proof [...]

The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig

I review The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig. A big thank you to HarperVoyager for providing a review copy. Book Two in the critically acclaimed The Fire Sermon trilogy—The Hunger Games meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in this richly imagined post-apocalyptic series by award-winning poet Francesca Haig. Four hundred years in the future, the [...]

The Last of Us by Rob Ewing

Originally reviewed for the Lovereading Review Panel. 'Can we go to the rocks and chuck bottles?' 'We don't just chuck bottles: we send messages. There has to be a purpose to everything.' 'Why?' 'Because we lost our adults to the virus. Because we're alone.' There's nothing that fills me with more dread than being left [...]