Welcome to my stop on the Into the Faerie Hill blog tour! Huge thanks to Pushkin Children’s for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.
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Publisher: Pushkin Children’s
Publication Date: 02/03/2023
Length: 224 pages
Genre: Middle Grade | Fantasy
As soon as Alfred arrives at his granny’s cottage, he feels like he’s being watched. There are steep cliffs and dark forests all around, teeming with unfamiliar life – even odd little faerie creatures only Alfred can see. When free-spirited Saga bursts into his life, he begins to appreciate the beauty of these places that have always scared him.
But this special world is under threat: Alfred’s dad is working on a project to dig a giant tunnel through the landscape for a motorway. As he joins Saga in the community protests against the plan, Alfred draws ever closer to the strange world of the faerie creatures, following a thread that seems to be leading him deep into secrets from his family’s past.
Firstly, a huge thank you to Granta and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata” →
Publication Date: 14/07/2022
Length: 266 pages
Genre: Japanese Fiction | Translated Fiction | Short Stories | Horror | Contemporary Fiction
An engaged couple falls out over the husband’s dislike of clothes and objects made from human materials; a young girl finds herself deeply enamoured with the curtain in her childhood bedroom; people honour their dead by eating them and then procreating. Published in English for the first time, this exclusive edition also includes the story that first brought Sayaka Murata international acclaim: ‘A Clean Marriage’, which tells the story of a happily asexual couple who must submit to some radical medical procedures if they are to conceive a longed-for child.
Mixing taboo-breaking body horror with feminist revenge fables, old ladies who love each other and young women finding empathy and transformation in unlikely places, Life Ceremony is a wild ride to the outer edges of one of the most original minds in contemporary fiction.
Welcome to my stop on The Creeper blog tour! Huge thanks to Head of Zeus for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “Blog Tour – The Creeper by A.M. Shine” →
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: 15/09/2022
Length: 240 pages
Genre: Horror | Gothic Horror
CW: graphic depictions of death and violence, grotesque imagery
Superstitions only survive if people believe in them…
Renowned academic Dr Sparling seeks help with his project on a remote Irish village. Historical researchers Ben and Chloe are thrilled to be chosen – until they arrive.
The village is isolated and forgotten. There is no record of its history, its stories. There is no friendliness from the locals, only wary looks and whispers. The villagers lock down their homes at sundown.
It seems a nameless fear stalks the streets, but nobody will talk – nobody except one little girl. Her words strike dread into the hearts of the newcomers. Three times you see him. Each night he comes closer…
That night, Ben and Chloe see a sinister figure watching them. He is the Creeper. He is the nameless fear in the night. Stories keep him alive. And nothing will keep him away…
Firstly, a huge thank you to Titan Books for sending me a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Continue reading “Black Mouth by Ronald Malfi” →
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: 19/07/2022
Length: 436 pages
Genre: Horror | Psychological Horror | Psycholical Thriller
CW: suicide, alcoholism, child abuse, domestic abuse, animal abuse, some homophobic language, some abelist language
For nearly two decades, Jamie Warren has been running from darkness. He’s haunted by a traumatic childhood and the guilt at having disappeared from his disabled brother’s life. But then a series of unusual events reunites him with his estranged brother and their childhood friends, and none of them can deny the sense of fate that has seemingly drawn them back together.
Nor can they deny the memories of that summer, so long ago – the strange magic taught to them by an even stranger man, and the terrible act that has followed them all into adulthood. In the light of new danger, they must confront their past by facing their futures, and hunting down a man who may very well be a monster.