Victorian thrillers: The Corset, by Laura Purcell

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A woman is dead. And a Corset is to blame.

Ruth is in prison for murder. But it is the way in which she causes people’s deaths that is chilling: the teenage seamstress says she does it all with a needle and some thread. Her dark thoughts and anger, she claims, are sewn into the clothes she makes. And people who wear her clothes soon meet their untimely end. Continue reading “Victorian thrillers: The Corset, by Laura Purcell”

The 5 best graphic novels to read this Fall

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Let’s admit it: we’re not always in the mood for a long read. War and Peace might be your thing, no questions asked. But at some point, you’re going to need something lighter. And this is where graphic novels, mangas and comics come in.

An art form of its own, this category of reading has its own charm. There’s something about the beautiful artwork that makes you fall into the story so hard and fast, it is almost magical. So, here are our best 5 recommendations if graphic novels are your thing! Continue reading “The 5 best graphic novels to read this Fall”

The Sentence Is Death : Another compelling story from the mind of Anthony Horowitz

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A death, a bottle, and a number

High-end divorce lawyer Richard Pryce is found dead in his apartment, brutally murdered. On the wall over his words a cryptic number is painted: 182. And his last words indicate that the murderer was someone Pryce had definitely known. Continue reading “The Sentence Is Death : Another compelling story from the mind of Anthony Horowitz”

Dystopian worlds and glimmering hope : Fury, by Rachel Vincent

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1986. The Reaping.

On a warm night in 1986,  Rebecca Essig comes home during the night to find her siblings slaughtered. Her own parents are covered in blood. Soon enough, she’ll realize that this has happened to others: during the same night, in the same circumstances. This will be a night remembered for ever; this is the night of the Reaping.

Present day

Thirty-something years later, Delilah is on the run, along with some fellow cryptids. The world seems to be against them, and Delilah is determined to protect her unborn child and help her friends reunite with their families.

But along with her own serious problems, some even worse begin to arise. Humans are being massively murdered again, and the blame is cast on cryptids.

Can Delilah figure out how to help humanity while remaining free and building a future for her child? Is her calling waiting for her out there?

The third book in the Menagerie series, Fury is a dark, yet beautiful tale of oppression, love and sacrifice. Rachel Vincent has managed to cleverly balance the dark, ominous setting of the story with the heroes’ love, hope and willingness to survive and thrive, even under the worst of circumstances.

Moving back and forth between two timelines seems easy and straightforward, while the plot remains immensely interesting for the reader, who tries to figure out the connection between the two stories. But don’t worry, this is done gradually and in a very enjoyable way. One piece of the puzzle each time you go back, until you get the full picture together – and you will be amazed. Bonus points, there is a very strong and exciting finale.

Fury is probably one of the best fantasy books of 2018, definitely not to be missed. Strongly recommended to all fans of the fantasy genre.

Lestat is back! Blood Communion, by Anne Rice

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We have missed you, Lestat!

How do you begin to write a review about a series that have been so well-known for such a long time? The majority of the bibliophilic world is familiar with Anne Rice. She is the person who gave us the series of novels about the sensual, smart, and – let’s face it- sometimes evil vampire Lestat. So, from the gifted writer who gave us lots and lots of incredible reading time, here comes the next book in the series: Blood Communion. Continue reading “Lestat is back! Blood Communion, by Anne Rice”

Ghosts, spirits and long-forgotten disappearances: The Forgotten Child, by Melissa Erin Jackson

 

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Riley Thomas has spent her life avoiding ghosts.

Having been through a traumatic experience involving a ghost toddler and a Ouija Board in the past, the last thing she wants is to mess with spirits ever again.

Which is why she didn’t want to go on that trip to the haunted farm.

And she should have stayed away.

Continue reading “Ghosts, spirits and long-forgotten disappearances: The Forgotten Child, by Melissa Erin Jackson”

Time for the spooks: 5 books you should be reading on Halloween!

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Raise your hands if Halloween is your favorite season!

There’s sea-and-sun people, and there’s Fall people. And although every season has its own charm, we’re here to talk about the most amazing time of the year: Halloween!

Books for the spooks

Now, we’ve done an article about Halloween books before, but so many amazing books have come out since then, that we just had to create another one!

Any complaints? No? Good! Here are five recently published (or soon-to-be published) books you should be reading this Halloween. Continue reading “Time for the spooks: 5 books you should be reading on Halloween!”

The Brink Of Darkness, by Jeff Giles

 

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X and Zoe are in the brink of darkness.

The two of them live worlds apart. That is not an exaggeration. X is a prisoner of the Lowlands, and will be so for the rest of his existence. Zoe lives a normal life in Montana. But neither of them is happy as long as they aren’t together. This time, X has a plan. And it is not a very solid one. Continue reading “The Brink Of Darkness, by Jeff Giles”

Moments that define us: The map of us

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Violet North is brilliant. She is also inconvenient to her family.

Abandoned in a small house and left to fend for herself, no one expected that she would become a resourceful, fierce person, and the creator of a massively successful book series. But that is not the most important part of her story; that part will come when a stranger and a dog come to stand at her door. Continue reading “Moments that define us: The map of us”

The Book Ninja

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Frankie’s life has turned flat- and books are her only consolation.

Yes, she has a job she loves at her best friend’s bookstore. But her love life has never been the same ever since Ads left her almost three years ago. She has also stopped writing since her second book was rated horribly by critics. Let’s just say that she’s not living her best life right now.

But just as she started to feel like this will be her life from now on, a gorgeous man steps into the bookstore. But, alas! He heads towards the YA novels: the one genre Frankie finds horrible. Among sweet coincidences and hilarious situations, Frankie and Sunny will come closer together. Continue reading “The Book Ninja”