The Lore of Prometheus Spotlight! [BBNYA 2020 Winner]

Blurb John Carver has three rules: Don’t drink in the daytime, don’t gamble when the luck has gone, and don’t talk to the dead people who come to visit. It has been almost five years since the incident in Kabul. Since the magic stirred within him and the stories began. Fleeing the army, running fromContinue reading “The Lore of Prometheus Spotlight! [BBNYA 2020 Winner]”

Fid’s Crusade – David H. Reiss [BBNYA Blog Tour]

Yet another BBNYA finalist, and my favourite of the three I read. Fid’s Crusade is powerful, charged, and emotional, with a really intriguing take on the superhero mythos. It takes a similar view to The Boys (graphic novel and TV show) when it comes to so-called heroes, but it’s handled in such a different way,Continue reading “Fid’s Crusade – David H. Reiss [BBNYA Blog Tour]”

Marrow Charm – Kristin Jacques [The Write Reads BBNYA Blog Tour]

Azure ‘Azzy’ Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic, where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above. Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities, a sickness that doesn’t merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twistedContinue reading “Marrow Charm – Kristin Jacques [The Write Reads BBNYA Blog Tour]”

Specter – Katie Jane Gallagher [BBNYA – WriteReads Blog Tour]

As part of the BBNYA (more information on that below) panel, I was able to read some really excellent books. One was Specter, by Katie Jane Gallagher, which ultimately ended up finishing 8th. Specter is a YA Horror, with sci-fi elements scattered in, not too dissimilar from Stranger Things in some ways, but a differentContinue reading “Specter – Katie Jane Gallagher [BBNYA – WriteReads Blog Tour]”