Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (The Darkwood Series)

Published by Farrago Synopsis: You mustn't go into the Darkwood, children. Not even to get your ball. Leave it. That ball belongs to the Witches and the Beasties, now. Those wicked Witches. Stealing your ball. Magic is forbidden in Myrsina, along with various other abominations, such as girls doing maths. This is bad news for … Continue reading Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (The Darkwood Series)

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

Published by Allen Lane Synopsis: Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never 'just hair'. This book is about why black hair matters. Emma Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and on to today's Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond. We … Continue reading Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

Blog Tour Review: Prowling the Darkness by Stephen Zimmer (A Rayden Valkyrie tale)

Published by Seventh Star Press Synopsis: Dark rumors and whisperings of unholy sorcery bring Rayden Valkyrie to the remote city of Sereth-Naga. There she finds a populace cowering in fear of the city’s ruthless, mysterious rulers, who remain behind the high walls of their citadel. An even greater mystery surrounds the city. Something is prowling … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Prowling the Darkness by Stephen Zimmer (A Rayden Valkyrie tale)

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence (Impossible Times #1)

Published by 47North Synopsis: In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week. Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than … Continue reading One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence (Impossible Times #1)