Tag Archives: London

Review: ‘The Screaming Staircase’ by Jonathan Stroud #COYER

For the last fifty years or so, ghosts have been plaguing the earth in increasing numbers. People don’t go out after dark. People use all manner of defenses known to keep the phantoms at bay. People call in specialists to eradicate these... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Passenger’ by Alexandra Bracken #COYER #SRC

If you like time-travel stories, you are in for a treat. This spectacular voyage via ink and paper leaves all recent forays in this genre back in the Stone Age. All she knows is playing the violin. Etta Spencer has no time for anything else.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Dark Days Club’ by Alison Goodman #SRC

Lady Helen Wrexall has a stain upon her character – one that she had nothing to do with. When her parents were drowned at sea, she and her older brother, Andrew, had to live with their aunt and uncle. There were always whispers and outright ugly... Read More | Share it now!

Harry Potter Cha Cha Cha

For a book series that was thought (despairingly) to be long concluded, Harry Potter sure seems to be roaring back to life. And I couldn’t be more excited about it. Today we were treated with a cover from Entertainment Weekly that shows Eddie... Read More | Share it now!

From pickpocket to savior? ~ ‘Artful’ by Peter David #Review #COYER #CTRAT

Fun literary fact: Charles Dickens, a prolific writer in the 1800s (perhaps you have heard of him?), wrote about many horrible creatures in his works; however, to my knowledge, he never wrote about vampires. Second fun fact: Peter David did. After... Read More | Share it now!

Finders, keepers; losers, dead ~ ‘Witch Finder’ by Ruth Warburton #Review #COYER

Luke Lexton is almost in the Brotherhood. He’s survived the trial by knife and the trial by fire; now he has a month to complete the trial by hammer. Once he’s in, he can’t leave the Malleus Maleficorum except by his death.... Read More | Share it now!

So, who is ~ ‘The Enemy’ by Charlie Higson #Review #COYER

It’s been about a year and a half since the world has been turned upside down. Anyone over the age of sixteen has either died a horrible death or turned into mindless, slow, disgusting-looking savages, killing and eating anything in their path.... Read More | Share it now!

Who can you trust? ~ ‘Only the Good Spy Young’ by Ally Carter #Review

**This is book 4 of the “Gallagher Girls” series, so there may be some spoilers re previous volumes.** Who would have thought that a junior in high school would be hiding in plain sight from a super secret international spy organization? Cammie... Read More | Share it now!

Pip pip, nudge nudge, wink wink ~ ‘The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British’ by Sarah Lyall #Review

My awesome library sells donated books on the cheap, and I was lucky enough to find The Anglo Files a couple of months ago. An American journalist working for the New York Times met and married an Englishman in New York City. They return to his... Read More | Share it now!

Release Day Review: ‘Tangled Webs’ by Lee Bross #BookBirthday #COYER

Tangled Webs joins its sister series of Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel and Gail Carriger’s Finishing School as a vibrant and intriguing tale of a street urchin who, in order to survive, must be a liason for buying and selling secrets.... Read More | Share it now!