Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War is going to be unavoidable across all types of media this year, fiction publishing no exception. The experience and legacy of the Great War has given us some outstanding literature. Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Frederic Manning’s Her Privates We, Aleksandr… Continue reading Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson

Cemetery Girl Book One: The Pretenders

Cemetery Girl is a new graphic novel series written by Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden. I had my eye on this not only because I am a fan of Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse stories, but also because I’ve been finding myself drawn more towards graphic novels of late. There’s something very soothing about swapping text-dense history… Continue reading Cemetery Girl Book One: The Pretenders

The Suicide Exhibition by Justin Richards

The Suicide Exhibitionis the first part in a new series called The Never War. It is set during 1940-41 as the Second World War rages across the continents. It’s described as an alternate reality thriller; my preferred phrase is 'messed-up supernatural historical fiction'! It features Nazis, codebreakers, spies, archaeological digs and aliens. Imagine Indiana Jones… Continue reading The Suicide Exhibition by Justin Richards

Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome

I loved the title Fearie Tales straight away, but the subtitle sealed the deal. Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome sounds too good to pass up. It’s hard to know where to start though; Fearie Tales has so many stories from so many talented writers, not to mention the Grimm tales interspersed throughout. I don’t… Continue reading Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome