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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

There’s a a spectacularly eerie song, called “Danse Macabre” composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, that is woven through the narrative of Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season. You should definitely listen to it if you’re thinking about reading this book. It’s fevered, emotional, dark, at times frenzied, rich and innovative; a tone poem set for orchestra that is … Continue reading

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

I started reading The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton, while I was hunkered down during an epic storm. It was the perfect book for the occasion, because it completely transported me from the howling winds and darkening rain clouds of modern day New York, to 19th century London, where a secret truce kept  fairies and … Continue reading

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

I’ll admit I’m not usually that in to contemporary stories. I typically gravitate towards historical, or otherworldly fictions, perhaps because the distant setting provides another element of escape to a supernatural story. In fact, when I picked up The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, I thought it was a historical novel, hah. I was … Continue reading

On Faeries…

“I’ve been actively engaged with mythic imagery ever since I picked up that Rackham book, but it really came into focus for me when I moved from London to the country. As I walked the extraordinary landscape of Dartmoor, I looked at the trees and the rocks and the hills and I could see the … Continue reading

The Twelfth Enchantment

The Twelfth Enchantment

The Twelfth Enchantment was definitely one of the more enjoyable, surprising books I’ve read recently. Although, it is funny when you finish reading a book that is 400 pages long and it feels like the author didn’t quite get the chance to really explore certain aspects of the narrative or the characters. I would have liked … Continue reading

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel

I immediately decided to dive in to this book because it seemed to have all the trappings and enchantments of the original series except this one was set in Victorian England (be still my beating heart). I was sold! Add to the mix, demons, a young female protagonist who is coming to grips with her … Continue reading