REVIEW: This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)

this-savage-songTitle: This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Pages: 411
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 7th June 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city, a grisly metropolis where the violence has begun to create real and deadly monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the inhabitants pay for his protection. August just wants to be human, as good-hearted as his own father–but his curse is to be what the humans fear. The thin truce that keeps the Harker and Flynn families at peace is crumbling, and an assassination attempt forces Kate and August into a tenuous alliance. But how long will they survive in a city where no one is safe and monsters are real…

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man by Philip Purser-Hallard

DC15C7C7-8C59-402A-9B31-EFFABF28330BTitle: Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man by Philip Purser-Hallard
Pages: 279
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 18th June 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK Waterstones

Synopsis: 

It is 1896, and Sherlock Holmes is investigating a self-proclaimed psychic who disappeared from a locked room, in front of several witnesses.

While attempting to prove the existence of telekinesis to a scientific society, an alleged psychic, Kellway, vanished before their eyes during the experiment. With a large reward at stake, Holmes is convinced Kellway is a charlatan – or he would be, if he had returned to claim his prize. As Holmes and Watson investigate, the case only grows stranger, and they must contend with an interfering “occult detective” and an increasingly deranged cult. But when one of the society members is found dead, events take a far more sinister turn…

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BLOG TOUR: The Spider Dance by Nick Setchfield

0C6610AF-6A39-477D-A756-F8791F621983Title: The Spider Dance by Nick Setchfield
Pages: 416
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 16th July 2019
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

The true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light.

It’s 1965 and Christopher Winter is trying to carve a new life, a new identity, beyond his days in British Intelligence. Recruited by London’s gangland he now finds himself on the wrong side of the law – and about to discover that the secret service has a way of claiming back its own. Who is the fatally alluring succubus working honeytraps for foreign paymasters? What is the true secret of the Shadowless, a fabled criminal cabal deadlier than the Mafia? And why do both parties covet long- buried caskets said to hold the hearts of kings? Winter must confront the buried knowledge of his own past to survive – but is he ready to embrace the magic that created the darkness waiting there?

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ARC REVIEW: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson (The Storm Crow #1)

The Storm CrowTitle: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
Pages: 350
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication date: 1st August 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK Waterstones

Synopsis: 

In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.

That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.

But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.

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REVIEW: A Shroud of Leaves by Sage Westfield

40BB6962-79E1-44A7-AF65-9717D4474BE0Title: A Shroud of Leaves by Rebecca Alexander
Pages: 400
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 9th July 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Archaeologist Sage Westfield has her first forensics case: investigating the murder of a teenage girl. Hidden by holly leaves, the girl’s body has been discovered on the grounds of a stately home, where another teenage girl went missing twenty years ago – but her body was never found. The police suspect the reclusive owner, Alistair Chorleigh, who was questioned but never charged. But when Sage investigates a nearby burial mound – and uncovers rumours of an ancient – she discovers the story of another mysterious disappearance over a hundred years ago. Sage will need both her modern forensics skills and her archaeological knowledge to unearth the devastating truth.

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ARC REVIEW: On My Life by Angela Clarke

On My LifeTitle: On My Life by Angela Clarke
Pages: 384
Published by: Mulholland Books
Publication date: 11th July 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK Waterstones

Synopsis:

Framed. Imprisoned. Pregnant.

Jenna thought she had the perfect life: a loving fiancé, a great job, a beautiful home. Then she finds her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing.

And the police think she did it…

Locked up to await trial, surrounded by prisoners who’d hurt her if they knew what she’s accused of, certain someone close to her has framed her, Jenna knows what she needs to do:

Clear her name
Save her baby
Find the killer

But can she do it in time?

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REVIEW: The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel (The Vinyl Detective #4)

5E4DAC64-6A65-4275-AE48-656CD3AE06D0Title: The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel
Pages: 416
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 14th May 2019
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UKWaterstones

Synopsis: 

At the height of their success, the electric folk band Black Dog invited journalists to a desolate island for an infamous publicity stunt: the burning of a million dollars. But the stunt backfired and the band split up, increasing the value of their final album vastly. It’s this album that Tinkler’s got his eye on, and he hires none other than the Vinyl Detective and Nevada to hunt a copy down.

Narrowly avoiding a killing spree, negotiating deranged Black Dog fans, and being pursued by hack celebrity Stinky Stamner and his camera crew, the Vinyl Detective and Nevada discover that perhaps all was not as it seemed on Holy Island – and that in the embers of that fire are clues of a motive for murder…

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