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August 2023

The front cover for Lying in the Deep. There is a round window in a ship that shows the sea beyond. There is a bloody handprint in the middle of the window.

Lying in the Deep

LYING IN THE DEEP by Diana Urban from @RazorbillBooks #BookReview #Horror #YA LYING IN THE DEEP by Diana Urban. Razorbill Books. p/b, £9.72 Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. After much hard work and heartache, the time has finally come for Jade Miller to board the Sea Voyager. The ship is Stanford’s… Read More »Lying in the Deep

The front cover for Quantum Radio by A G Riddle. The cover is a dark blue. In the middle is a golden circle. Inside the cirlce are the outlines of a man and woman running towards a bright yellow light.

Quantum Radio

Quantum Radio by A G Riddle from @HoZ_Books #BookReview #SciFi #Mystery #Thriller Quantum Radio by A G Riddle, Head of Zeus, £20. Reviewed by Stephen Frame An awful lot happens in the first seventy or so pages of Quantum Radio. The hero, Tyson Klein, a quantum physicist working at CERN,… Read More »Quantum Radio

The front cover of The Library of Broken Worlds by Alaya Dawn Johnson. The page is golden. In the lower half of the page is a white globe and two black hands are reaching out to it.

The Library of Broken Worlds

The Library of Broken Worlds by Alaya Dawn Johnson from Magpie #BookReview #Fantasy #SciFi The Library of Broken Worlds by Alaya Dawn Johnson Magpie, HB, £12.99 Reviewed by Mikaela Silk Frieda was born deep within the tunnels of the library or made, depending on whom you ask. Only one thing… Read More »The Library of Broken Worlds

The front cover for The Lost War by Justin Lee Anderson. The page is divided by a diagonal line running from the middle of the left hand side up the to the top quarter of the right. The bottom slice is white with four figures walking on it. Two are clear as they are wearing dark clothes. The other two are wearing white and harder to define. Behind them is a green forest.

The Lost War

THE LOST WAR by Justin Lee Anderson from @orbitbooks #BookReview #fantasy THE LOST WAR by Justin Lee Anderson. Orbit Books. p/b. £9.99. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. Home, back in Haven in the shadow of Greytown Castle, the king’s envoy and his faithful bodyguard enjoy a moment’s peace. Only a moment,… Read More »The Lost War

The front cover for the Magician's Daughter. There is the white outline of a woman's profile. She has yellow spike like rays coming out of her head. There is the image of a bird in flight around her hair which is tied up in a bun. At the bottom of the page is the black outline of a rabbit.

The Magician’s Daughter

THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER by H.G. Parry from @orbitbooks #BookReview #Fantasy THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER by H.G. Parry.  Orbit Books. p/b. £9.99. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. 1912. Biddy has lived on the island of Hy-Brasil as long as she can remember, with only the magician, Rowan, and his rabbit familiar, Hutchinson, for… Read More »The Magician’s Daughter

The season 2 poster of Good Omens. There are two men in the middle. One is an angel with his left wings outstretched behind the other man who is a demon with black wings. The demon's right wing is outstretched behind the angel and the left curl curls around the front of them both. Above them are images of people in light coloured suits. Below them are people in black.

Good Omens

Good Omens Season 2 TV Series Review GOOD OMENS SEASON 2 TV Series Review Amazon Prime By Celia Neri Please note that this review contains spoilers for the novel Good Omens and the first season of the show. I started watching Good Omens season 2 on Amazon Prime with some… Read More »Good Omens

The front cover for translation State by Ann Leckie. The cover is red and transitions through the colours to green. At the top of the page there are a series of green lines around the image of a triangle. The same lines are at the bottom around the image of a person

Translation State

Translation State by Ann Leckie from @OrbitBooks #BookReview #SciFi Translation State by Ann Leckie Orbit books, £20.00, hardback Reviewed by Nadya Mercik “The funny thing about having a name is that you begin to think of yourself as something that continues to exist, instead of just a stream of experiences.”… Read More »Translation State

The front cover for All the Hollow of the Sky by Kit Whitfield

All the hollow of the sky

All THE HOLLOW OF THE SKY by Kit Whitfield @JoFletcherBooks #BookReview #Fantasy #Fey All THE HOLLOW OF THE SKY by Kit Whitfield Jo Fletcher Books, 620 page HC, £20.00 Reviewed by Pauline Morgan In most lore, it is generally accepted that the fey have an antipathy towards iron. It makes… Read More »All the hollow of the sky

50 forgotten books

FIFTY FORGOTTEN BOOKS by R B Russell from @andothertweets #BookReview #Biography FIFTY FORGOTTEN BOOKS by R B Russell And Other Stories p/b £12.99 Reviewed by Nigel Robert Wilson R B Russell remarks about the emotional experience of a good book. Who can deny that? But then, to a point, all… Read More »50 forgotten books

The front cover for The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O'Keefe. The lower half of the page shows a dead planet. A man is knelt examining the soil, a woman stands over him with a gun. In the sky there are three planets.

The Blighted Stars

The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O’Keefe from @orbitbooks #BookReview #SciFi #CliFi The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O’Keefe Orbit Books, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming Naira Sharp believes that the Mercator family is responsible for the destruction of cradle worlds, Earth-like worlds that can support human life. Every… Read More »The Blighted Stars