[Reviews] ‘Gideon the Ninth’ by Tamsyn Muir (ARC)

"Gideon’s appeals to better natures, financial rewards, moral obligations, outlined plans, and simple attempts to run away numbered eighty-six by the time she was eighteen. She’d started when she was four." The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘Tunnel of Bones’ by Victoria (V.E.) Schwab

"Understanding the past helps us move through the present and discover the future." Cassidy (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. Sure, it's fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there's true ghostly danger lurking …

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[Reviews] ‘Ninth House’ by Leigh Bardugo (ARC)

"This was why he had done it [. . .] the chance to show someone else the wonder, to watch them realise they had not been lied to, that the world they'd been promised as children was not something that had to be abandoned, that there really was something lurking in the wood, beneath the …

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[Reviews] ‘The Devouring Gray’ by Christine Lynn Herman

“They weren’t the kings and queens of Four Paths High School - they were its gods.” Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of …

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[Reviews] ‘The Dark Vault’ (‘The Archived’ + ‘The Unbound’ Bind-Up) by V.E. Schwab

 "Everything is valuable, in its own way. Everything is full of history." Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘Bonfire’ by Krysten Ritter

“For her daughter, for her job, for that sophomore behind the dumpsters, men who get to do anything they want, and the people who are taken advantage of. Because isn’t that, ultimately, what the case comes down to?There are the people of the world who squeeze and the ones who suffocate.” It has been ten …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘Vengeful’ by V.E. Schwab

“How many men would she have to turn to dust before one took her seriously?” Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine. But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she's finally gained the …

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[Swift Reviews] A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan

“The sea was black as ink and the small fishing boat, travelling under a loose sail, moved slowly across its glass-flat calm.” Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives.  At Blackwater Abbey, on …

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[Top 10] Ten reasons why you should pick up Kerri Maniscalco’s STALKING JACK THE RIPPER Series

If you're up to date with your books (or the bookstagram community), I imagine you're aware that a book called Escaping From Houdini released recently. It's by Kerri Maniscalco, and is the third instalment in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, which is a series I've slowly become very fond of. I know some people …

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[Reviews] ‘City of Ghosts’ by Victoria Schwab

"Believe it or not, I don't want to spend my time searching for ghosts. It's just that if they're there, I can't ignore them. It's like knowing there's someone standing right behind you and being told not to turn around. You can feel their breath on your neck, and every second you don't look, your …

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