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Review: The Poppy War, by R. F. Kuang

Fang Runin is a war orphan, one of many left without a home after the Poppy Wars between the Nikara Empire and the Federation of Mugen. The Nikara Empire orders all families with fewer than three children to take the … Continue reading

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Review: H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction, by H. P. Lovecraft

Having grown up quite fond of the Call of Cthulhu tabletop RPG, I have read bits and pieces of Lovecraft’s Mythos fiction throughout my life, but before I dive into some of the Mythos-related works on my to-read pile, I … Continue reading

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Review: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff

In the interconnected world of 2018, it’s difficult not to be invested in American politics even if you are, like myself, non-American. Most of us have friends and loved ones who are Americans or live in America, and we care … Continue reading

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Review: Stray Souls (Magicals Anonymous #1), by Kate Griffin

Stray Souls is the first in the Magicals Anonymous series, which follows on from the Matthew Swift series. It contains spoilers for the Matthew Swift books, and so will this review. If you’ve yet to read any of Kate Griffin’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Forbidden Library (The Forbidden Library #1), by Django Wexler

Twelve-year-old Alice is a stickler for the rules. She certainly wasn’t trying to eavesdrop when, late one night, she overheard her father’s heated conversation with a fairy, and about her, of all things. Nor could she find it in her … Continue reading

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Review: Europe in Autumn (Fractured Europe #1), by Dave Hutchinson

From the moment his childhood television first blinked on to the sight of a cooking show, all Rudi ever wanted was to be a chef. Abusive bosses and sabotaging family members weren’t enough to stop him from working his way … Continue reading

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Review: Fledgling, by Octavia E. Butler

A young girl awakens in a cave, blind, aware only of pain and the need for fresh meat, fresh blood. As her sight returns and she begins to heal, she also begins to discover her own nature, that beneath the … Continue reading

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Review: Ilario: The Lion’s Eye, by Mary Gentle

Set in the same world as Ash: A Secret History, a few decades earlier, Ilario follows the exploits of a young intersex painter as their voyage to learn from an artist pioneering the adoption of perspective to replace the old … Continue reading

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Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus (Adventures of Owl #1), by Kristi Charish

Alix, (un)popularly known as Owl, used to be an archaeology student. After getting kicked out of her PhD programme, she turned antiquities thief. It would have been a lucrative gig, had it not brought her into contact with the wrong … Continue reading

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Review: The Fog, by James Herbert

Growing up, I was a huge fan of horror, the cheesier the better. James Herbert’s The Rats and sequels were an early stop on my tour of all things gruesome, and I loved it, but somehow the only other Herbert … Continue reading

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