Kirsty Logan

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Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. She is the author of two novels, The Gloaming and The Gracekeepers, and two story collections, A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales. Her fifth book, Things We Say in the Dark, will be published on Halloween 2019.

Kirsty lives in Glasgow with her wife and their rescue dog. She has tattooed toes.

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The Gracekeepers

3.59 avg rating — 5,495 ratings — published 2015 — 18 editions
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3.87 avg rating — 678 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Gloaming

3.92 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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A Portable Shelter

3.94 avg rating — 687 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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The Psychology of Animals S...

3.81 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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In Our House by the Sea

3.96 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Coin Operated Boys

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Dog-Bait

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Hello, 2019! I hit the ground running with books, books books (and how’s my own book going? The novel I’m meant to be writing? Uh… let’s not talk about that). I hit the ground running with my reading this year, and have finished 48 books so far. Although, to be fair, this includes 7 Point Horror books I read for the teen horror podcast I co-host, Teenage Scream. So far this year I’ve mostly bee...

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How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
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Wolf Country by Tünde Farrand
"What a strange experience this book was. It's awkwardly written, sloppily edited, and has plot holes the size of oceans, but the underlying story is extremely compelling. I kept thinking 'I'll just read a bit more, find out what happens next', and..." Read more of this review »
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Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser
"My mum’s favourite book of her early 20s, one that affected her so powerfully she can still quote scenes from it today – so of course when it showed up on a Kindle 99p deal of the day to tie in with the recent film release I was all over it. A cha..." Read more of this review »
Louis & Louise by Julie Cohen
"This book wasn't as interesting as the concept appeared to be.

The story was good, and kept me interested, but I feel like Louis and Louise were the least interesting characters. It was all a bit too neatly tied up."
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Goddamnit. I was really looking forward to this book, as I thought it was going to be set in an underground caving system and narrated by a deaf teenage girl. The second part, a bit (though her voice sounds exactly like the other POV character, a mid ...more
April Fools by Richie Tankersley Cusick
" Kate, the cover is so horrible AND it has nothing to do with the story. What have creepy dolls got to do with April Fool’s Day? What have they got to ...more "
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“Once upon a time there was an empress, trapped as a ghost in the ruins of a jewelled palace, cursed to find another soul to take her place. At least, that's what the empress heard. But, as it turned out, stories can have any ending you like.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“We don't belong anywhere, because we can belong everywhere.”
Kirsty Logan, The Gracekeepers

“When people are cruel it's often said that they have no heart, only a cold space or lump of ice in their chest. This was never true of Avalon. She had no heart, everyone knew, but there was nothing cold about her. In her chest burned an enormous coal, white-hot, brighter than the North Star. North knew the truth about Avalon: she was made of fire, and she would burn them all.”
Kirsty Logan, The Gracekeepers

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“The day after I met Grace – her pierced little mouth, her shitkicker boots, her hands as small as goosebumps writing numbers on my palm. The day after I met her, I went to the heart rental place.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“They see the straight line of my jaw along the length of their thighs and they see how it fits, the geometry of bodies. They have wondered for so long why nothing ever fits, why the knobs of their spines press hard on chairbacks and why they can't lie parallel in bed, and then there I am. I know how to fill the gaps in a girl.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“Walking through the hospital's main entrance, with Hope's grip squeezing tight her hand, Lauren sees Saint Felicity cradling the bones of her seven murdered sons, Saint Margaret of Antioch being swallowed by a dragon, Saint Mary of Oignies cutting off chunks of her own flesh. Then a gasp as a contraction hits and the world shrinks to the size of Hope's body. The inside, even smaller than the outside. This is all there is.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“We grab handfuls of bottles and climb up onto the roof of the house. She stumbles and her foot slips into the gutter sopped with dead leaves. I grab her wrists and pull her clear – sure, she's not the person I'd choose to do this with, but she's my only option so I might as well be nice. Plus I don't want her to drop the vodka.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“Daniel first kisses his brother in a town where no-one knows them, a no-account place that's barely even a town, just some buildings clustered around the highway: a smoky bar, an empty motel, a convenience store that only sells candy and condoms and beer. The nearest gas station is twenty miles away. The nearest bus station is fifty.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

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