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It’s rather weird and jarring to go from the last book into this one focused on someone who isn’t September. The narrator nods to that fact, but really it’s no less infuriating: the last book left September in the lurch
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There is something really sinister and dark about this book. It’s one of those where drug-taking/mental illness really pushes the plot, and it leads to some really gruesome moments. That atmosphere is the best thing abo
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Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith
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This is perhaps a little less dark and twisty than one might expect from Michael Marshall Smith, and I felt at times that it wasn’t quite sure of its audience — at times the knowing narration seemed more appropriate for
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Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
""… there is not a single homely thing that, looked at from a certain angle, does not become fairy." -- Endymion Leer

Something is, if not quite rotten, then unsettling in the state of Dorimare, a sleepy and somewhat smug country centred on its main..." Read more of this review »
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
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Partly because I have a feeling I’m going to change the way I review all books next year. But also because the reason this book isn’t getting more stars from me sit sq..." Read more of this review »
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Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang
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Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang was a fast-paced and entertaining page-turner that put me in mind of a sci-fi blockbuster thriller. The story’s protagonist, a self-described r..." Read more of this review »
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With a title like Rubicon, if you know about the significance of that small river, you might expect the book to be mostly about Julius Caesar (if you didn’t notice the subtitle, which differs slightly between editions b
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An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows
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This took me a long time to finish, and I’m not entirely sure why. There’s a lot I love about it — the diversity, the bonds between the characters, the fact that it’s so driven by female characters (in both positive and
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I didn’t expect this one to have me hooked, and to the extent that I was interested, I’ll admit that it was initially mostly in the true crime aspect. I didn’t know much about H.H. Holmes’ actual crimes, just a vague se
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This is one of those classics I always vaguely meant to read — I think my mother or aunt’s copy was hanging round in the room I always used at my grandparents’ house, so it was sort of in the back of my mind. I finally
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Description: "She is unaware of any danger." A bit of experimentation with a dark narrator.
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