Book Review, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, weird fiction

I’m Featured on Booktube! Twice!

So excited to announce that I'm featured on not one but TWO YouTube channels this month. First off, THE CROWS got a shout out from Mers (Harpies in the Trees), where the synopsis was voted as the Patrons' Pick (https://www.patreon.com/harpiesinthetrees). So glad to be featured in Episode 4 of Mers' channel, where 3 other indie… Continue reading I’m Featured on Booktube! Twice!

Book Review

#AmReading ~ Woe To Those Who Dwell On Earth by John Lynch

3.5 stars rounded to 4 stars - this was a mixed bag for me as it was my first ever foray into Extreme Horror/military splatterpunk and I think the stories that weren't for me will definitely be up other peoples' alleys! Read it if: You like military fiction, specifically Marine Corps context, culture and characters,… Continue reading #AmReading ~ Woe To Those Who Dwell On Earth by John Lynch

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#AmReading ~ My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteMy rating: 5 of 5 starsI really enjoyed this. It's a fast-paced read and the tension between the characters keeps pulling you through the story! I started it for book club and then ADHD happened and I forgot all about it for a few months, very glad I… Continue reading #AmReading ~ My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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#AmReading ~ Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde

Vagabonds! by Eloghosa OsundeMy rating: 5 of 5 starsREADING CHALLENGE 2023: Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde (my first read of the challenge, running from 26 Dec 2022 to 25 Dec 2023)Absolutely stunning anthology novel, a patchwork of queer love and pain, blending the spiritual world with the material world in seamless whirlpools of deeply intimate narratives.… Continue reading #AmReading ~ Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde

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Book review: Thirteenth by C.M. Rosens

Meredith Debonnaire

Book cover is primarily green, shaded to look as though light is coming from the right side. A central gold embellishment resembles an eye inside a circle. Above that, the book title "thirteenth"is written in uneven capitals. Below, the author name "C.M. Rosens" in a smaller fontGran’s house was the oasis of calm Katy Porter craved.

*note: Thirteenth is the sequel to The Crows, so you should read that first. Also this review may have spoilers for The Crows, so be aware.*

C.M. Rosens is in a league of her own, something I say with both love and enthusiasm. In The Crows, she grabbed every gothic horror trope she could find, put them through the blender, and somehow made me hate Carrie’s painfully mundane ex-boyfriend more than the literally-a-murderous-cannibal neighbour. In Thirteenth, she takes the idea of the Chosen One by the horns and then covers it in eldritch tentacles and teenage rage. It was an absolute joy to read.

Our protagonist is Katy Porter (she’s a cousin of Ricky Porter, a main character in The Crows who eats people and tells the future, yet I still want to just wrap him…

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