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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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The Enthusiast’s Guide to Spotting Murder Ladies

I can’t stop loving murder ladies (or writing them, it seems), so please enjoy this blog post from Dr Sam Hirst and go follow this blog for more top notch Gothic content. Welcome to our discrete guide for the discerning. Many of you will have turned to us because you are simply exhausted by the… Continue reading The Enthusiast’s Guide to Spotting Murder Ladies

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How to tell if you’re a Gothic or Gothic Romantic Hero

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Silly little, lovely little stories

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Do you have a spare wife lying around? Perhaps in your attic?

Have you recently wrestled a bear (to save a pig thief), engaged in a naked pirate fight and escaped the clutches of a murderous prostitute and her gang?

Have you gambled away your fortune and given all your money to a fellow debtor?

Did you lose your girlfriend about a book ago and aren’t entirely sure where she’s gone?

Have you ever mysteriously disappeared for years only to come back rich and find that made absolutely no difference?

Have you ever rescued your lady love  only to lose her a day later after losing a duel with her dastardly uncle?

Did a servant actually rescue your love interest?

Have you murdered several of your previous wives?

Has your lady love been held prisoner in a half-ruined castle in the Apennines?

Did a mysterious old dude longing for…

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