Review: Vowed by Liz de Jager

As I sit here in the winter morning darkness, typing by lamp light and inhaling tea and feeling rather conflicted about this whole getting-up-early thing, I wonder if this might be my last proper review of the year.

If so, it cheers me to know that the book in question was bloodydamn awesome.


The Blackhart Code: Don’t let the monsters grind you down.

A Blackhart can see the supernatural behind everyday crimes. But some crimes hide even greater evils.

Kit Blackhart must investigate why children are disappearing from a London estate. Their parents, the police and Kit’s fae allies claim to know nothing. And as more children disappear, the pressure mounts. Luckily, or unluckily, government trainee Dante Alexander is helping Kit with the case. Yet just as her feelings towards him begin to thaw, his life falls apart. As Kit struggles to unravel Dante’s problems and solve their case, she meets fae Prince Thorn in her dreams – but their relationship is utterly forbidden.

Then Kit digs too deep, uncovering a mystery that’s been hidden for one thousand years. It’s a secret that could just tear down our world.

Series: The Blackhart Legacy #2

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Tor

Publication date: November 6th 2014

Genre: Urban fantasy, YA


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A Year of Awesomeness – Looking Back On 2014

Yes, it’s time for That Kind Of Post. My best of 2014 was a damned difficult list to pin down, what with all the excellence I’ve experienced this year, but I’ve finally whittled it all down to ten of my favouritest favourites, with a few Honourable Mentions thrown in because I’m a complete sucker like that. So! Read on for my fondest reading memories of 2014…

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Spotlight & Excerpt: Impact Velocity by Leah Petersen

*Dusts the place down* Ah, there we go.

Still between books/reviews at the moment, but meanwhile I’ve got a treat in the form of an excerpt from Impact Velocity, which is the conclusion to Leah Petersen’s Physics of Falling trilogy! Though it’s the third book in this series, I’ve been assured that it does as well as a standalone, so perhaps you need not worry if you’re unfamiliar with it. In any case, venture forth for said excerpt, and I hope you enjoy!

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Review: Uncanny Magazine, Issue 1


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It’s here, and it’s bloody marvellous!

I don’t normally go Kickstarter crazy thanks to that irksome little thing called available funds, but when I got wind of this one back when, I had a good feeling it would be something special if I could get my hands on it. Lo and behold, I was right.

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Sci-Fi November: an interview with Kameron Hurley


Today I’m taking a little break from talking about all the stuff that makes me geek out, and inviting someone else to do it. That someone is none other than the Hugo Award-winning writer Kameron Hurley, which makes this her third* guest appearance in my little internet nook! That kind of makes me geek out a little bit. Just a little bit. I’m staying mostly cool, I swear.

Anyway! The questions…

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Review: The Dire Earth by Jason M. Hough





Got a quick review today, of a novella that I’d managed to forget I had preordered way back, but which totally fits the bill for this month’s lineup. Hooray for happy coincidences! Check out my thoughts on Jason M. Hough’s The Dire Earth below the cut!

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