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March 2023

The front cover for The Ten Percent Thief by Lavanya Lakshminarayan. The bottom half of the page is blue and the top half is yellow. There is a tree on the right hand side. The roots are down in the dark blue and are a lighter blue colour. The tree leaves are in the yellow part and are dark blue.

THE TEN PERCENT THIEF by Lavanya Lakshminarayan.

THE TEN PERCENT THIEF by Lavanya Lakshminarayan from Rebellion Publishing #BookReview #SciFi #Dystopia #Dystopian THE TEN PERCENT THIEF by Lavanya Lakshminarayan. Rebellion. h/b. £16.99. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. Apex City, where Bell Corporation governs through a system of meritocracy. The Twenty Percent is what John is aiming for. He has… Read More »THE TEN PERCENT THIEF by Lavanya Lakshminarayan.

The front cover for And Put Childish Things Away by Adrian Tchaikovsky. There is a large doubled doored black wardrobe in the middle of a forest in winter with snow coming up around the bottom of the wardrobe.

And Put Away Childish Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky

And Put Away Childish Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky from Rebellion Publishing #BookReview #fantasy #horror And Put Away Childish Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky Rebellion Publishing, ebook, £7.49, Available for pre-order Reviewed by Nadya Mercik The third book in Terrible Worlds: Destinations series, this novella continues to explore unusual places and once… Read More »And Put Away Childish Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The front cover for Flux by Jinwoo Chong. The cover is yellow with a splash of black and white viscous material running from the top left hand corner of the page to the bottom of the right hand side.

Flux by Jinwoo Chong

Flux by Jinwoo Chong from @melvillehouse #BookReview #SciFi #Noir Flux by Jinwoo Chong Menville House, ebook, £7.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming When Brandon loses his job just before Christmas, he doesn’t expect to walk into another one straight away. But he meets Lev, who offers him a job in an… Read More »Flux by Jinwoo Chong

The front cover for Ghosts by GX Todd. The page is black and white tree branches are reaching in from either side of the page to a green circle in the middle with a white bird at the centre.

GHOSTS By GX Todd

GHOSTS By GX Todd from @headlinepg #BookReview #Horror GHOSTS By GX Todd Headline Publishing Group, h/b, £20.00 Reviewed by Matthew Johns The conclusion to GX Todd’s Voices quadrilogy returns to the post-apocalyptic world that she had so artfully crafted in the three previous books. Seven years before, people all around… Read More »GHOSTS By GX Todd

The front cover for Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste. The cover is an up close image of a womans far. She is wearing a flower headband and round, gold rimmed sunglasses. Her lips are red and blood is dripping from the left side of her mouth.

Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste

Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste from @TitanBooks #BookReview #Horror #FeministRetelling Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste Titan, £8.99 Reviewed by Nadya Mercik For me, Gwendolyn Kiste’s “Reluctant Immortals” was an ultimately feministic retelling, bringing together “Dracula” by Bram Stocker and “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte. Though personally not a huge fan… Read More »Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste

BFS Retreat Roundup

The first weekend of March saw the inaugural BFS Writing Retreat at Gladstones Library in Flintshire, and it couldn’t have been better. We arrived on Friday afternoon, and after checking in and putting our luggage away, we met in the gorgeous Gladstone Room, a spacious yet comfortable common room filled… Read More »BFS Retreat Roundup