• J.M. Miro launches stunning new fantasy series with Ordinary Monsters

    J.M. Miro launches stunning new fantasy series with Ordinary Monsters

    The Cairndale Institute isn’t like other schools. Taking in children with specific skills, known as Talents, it’s not only a chance to grow and learn; but also a refuge from a world not ready for their powers. Charlie Ovid can heal himself from just about any injury. Komako can manipulate dust to do extraordinary things. Ribs can vanish in the blink of an eye. And Marlowe glows with a strange blue light that no one quite understands.

  • Jennifer Saint’s engaging Ariadne continues the trend for retellings of Ancient Greek mythology

    Jennifer Saint’s engaging Ariadne continues the trend for retellings of Ancient Greek mythology

    Daughter of cruel King Minos and sister to the Minotaur, Ariadne lives a life governed by the fear her monstrous brother instils into the enemies of Crete. Athens, in particular, suffers, forced to send regular sacrifices for the Minotaur, exchanging some of its young people for peace with the island nation. But one year, a hero stands amongst them – Theseus, son of the Athenian king. He has volunteered for the journey, intending to kill the Minotaur, and end the barbaric sacrifices once and for all. And Ariadne is willing to help him.

  • Gina Nutt’s Night Rooms is a fascinating blend of horror tropes, poetic prose, and personal reflection

    Gina Nutt’s Night Rooms is a fascinating blend of horror tropes, poetic prose, and personal reflection

    Shopping mall beauty pageants and wedding anniversaries meet true crime and Victorian taxidermy in Night Rooms, a stunning personal essay collection from Gina Nutt.

  • Book Review: Power and politics meet a horror icon in Raymond A. Villareal’s inventive and chilling debut, A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising

    Book Review: Power and politics meet a horror icon in Raymond A. Villareal’s inventive and chilling debut, A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising

    In the very near future, a virus dubbed NOBI stalks the population. Those infected with it become something more than human, and designate themselves Gloamings. Attractive, powerful, and exciting, these modern day vampires have thousands clamouring to be like them. But a few see them as they really are, bloodthirsty and dangerous, and as Gloaming influence over the world increases, they begin a futile fight to halt the spread of the virus. But how can you stop something that has infiltrated the highest levels of politics and business? And, even worse, how can you stop something that people choose to catch?

  • Book Review: Morrigan Crow returns in Jessica Townsend’s Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow

    Book Review: Morrigan Crow returns in Jessica Townsend’s Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow

    Morrigan Crow has finally found a place to call home. Spending her days with her Wundrous Society classmates, and her evenings with the inhabitants of the magical Hotel Deucalion, Morrigan can now focus on her real task: mastering her growing Wundersmith powers. But something strange is happening in Nevermoor. Well, stranger than usual.

  • Jessica Townsend throws open the doors to the Wundrous Society in Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

    Jessica Townsend throws open the doors to the Wundrous Society in Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

    After escaping Jackalfax for good, and discovering her powers as a Wundersmith, twelve-year-old Morrigan Crow is excited to finally be starting her training at the elite Wundrous Society. But, others within the Society are convinced Morrigan is dangerous, and with Wunsoc members going missing, her patron Jupiter North doesn’t have time to help her navigate the Society’s hallowed halls. Can Morrigan prove she’s worthy of her spot in the Society, or will her Wundersmith powers get the better of her, putting the future of all of her classmates in Unit 919 at risk?