The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed [Books]

Genre: YA – Historical/Contemporary Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK Rating:  As the end of high school nears, Ashley and her friends spend more time away from school than in it. Though Ashley is all too aware of the differences between her and her white friends, of the need to ‘be better’, she doesn’t pay muchContinue reading “The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed [Books]”

When Punk Rocked – Andy Francis [Books]

Genre: Non-Fiction – History – Reference Publisher: Wymer Publishing Rating:  This book gets 5 Stars because it does exactly what it needs to, and presents information in a fun but informative way and what else could you really ask for from a reference book? This is another book I picked up for research purposes, and it’s veryContinue reading “When Punk Rocked – Andy Francis [Books]”

Preludes & Nocturnes – The Sandman, Volume 1 [Books]

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Vertigo Rating: I kind of knew I would like this, having heard about the series for years and years and years and only just getting around to picking it up, but I don’t think I ever really realised just how much I would like it. In an attempt to capture Death, a groupContinue reading “Preludes & Nocturnes – The Sandman, Volume 1 [Books]”

June 2020 Reading Wrap Up [Books]

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2 / April Part 1 / April Part 2/ May Part 1 / May Part 2 In the Before Times, I would have been really happy with having read 8 books in a month. Now, I’m happy I ‘only’ read 8, because after hitting double digitsContinue reading “June 2020 Reading Wrap Up [Books]”

The Never Tilting World – Rin Chupeco [Books]

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperTeen Rating: First, I absolutely loved this book. Second, I have no idea why it’s noted as ‘Frozen meets Mad Max’ in the Goodreads summary. The ‘Mad Max’ aspect I totally get. But Frozen? Why? Because it’s…sisters? This book is more akin to Final Fantasy, in really good ways. It’s got theContinue reading “The Never Tilting World – Rin Chupeco [Books]”

That Dreaded TBR #3

It has been way too long since I did this – the last one was back in November. But since then I’ve been trying to catch up and keep ahead of the reviews. And now I’m in a position where I don’t currently have reviews to write for the blog. Weird. Anyway, Part 1 andContinue reading “That Dreaded TBR #3”

The Darkwater Bride – Marty Ross [Books]

Genre: Horror Publisher: Audible Studios Rating:  Katrina believes her father to be a good man, honest and hard-working. He promises her he has to make one last business trip to London, and then he’ll never have to leave home again. But when his body is pulled from the Darkwater, Katrina travels to London to find out whatContinue reading “The Darkwater Bride – Marty Ross [Books]”

The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Carly Schabowski [Books]

Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bookouture Release Date: July 7th, 2020 Rating:  Michel enjoys his life in Paris, working with horses and living near his dearest friend. But the Nazis are edging closer to the city, and even if Michel doesn’t want to leave, his friend knows he must. Michel ends up on a train heading south, onlyContinue reading “The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Carly Schabowski [Books]”

Penny Dreadful, Volume 1 [Books]

Genre: Horror Publisher: Titan Comics Rating: I really liked the TV series Penny Dreadful. (Not the ending though, but I can’t remember the last time a TV show ending actually left me satisfied) Penny Dreadful is what a good The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen adaptation should look like. Vanessa, in particular, is a fantastic character throughout the series, and I wasContinue reading “Penny Dreadful, Volume 1 [Books]”

May 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part Two [Books]

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2/ April Part 1 / April Part 2 / May Part 1 Black Dogs, Black Tales – Edited by Tabitha Wood & Cassie Hart Review Coming Soon on Dead Head Reviews This is an anthology you should definitely pick up. 17 authors to represent the 17% ofContinue reading “May 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part Two [Books]”