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Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

***This book was reviewed via Chapter by Chapter Book Tours and via Netgalley Black Bird of the Gallows, by Megan Kassel, is a haunting modern-day fable. Millennia ago, magic existed, a force to be reckoned with. It was purged from the land, though, and man’s memory of what was faded. Humans have such short memories.… Read More Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

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Book Review: The Missing by Jerico Lenk

***This book was reviewed via Chapter by Chapter Book Tours Will Winchester has a gift, or curse depending on how you look at it. He can see the dead, whom he calls the Missing. A chance encounter with a group of ghost hunters opens his eyes to a whole new way of working. The Black… Read More Book Review: The Missing by Jerico Lenk

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Book Review: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

***This book was reviewed via XPresso Blog Tours **mild trigger warning- rape/sexual assault, not fully explicit Steadman’s Ann, Not Annie is the quirky, at times sad, tale of Annie Grey. Annie, who prefers being called Ann, is going through that most awful time of life- high school. Following a terrible accident that shatters her fragile… Read More Book Review: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

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Book Review: The Smallest Thing by Lisa Manterfield

Emmott Syddall wants nothing more than to leave the tiny English village of Eyam, that has been home to countless generations of her family. She’s desperate to escape to London, with her boyfriend Ro, though Ro seems more reluctant to leave. Emmott’s father wants her to stay, eventually taking over the family tour business. Before… Read More Book Review: The Smallest Thing by Lisa Manterfield

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Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Smith’s short memoir Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey is an exploration of one man’s drive to create, and the inspirations he found to do so. Smith admits a favouring of mathematics and hard science over writing, finding the latter confusing in its more chaotic nature. Writing… Read More Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

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Book Review: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

***This book was reviewed for Sourcebooks/ Fire via Netgalley Miller’s Mask of Shadows is a great beginning to a new fantasy series! Sallot Leon is a highwayman, here called a road agent. When they happen to rob a young Erlend noble, their life changes forever. Within the loot is a message regarding auditions for the… Read More Book Review: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

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Book Review: Banged-Up Heart by Shirley Melis

***This book was reviewed for the Manhattan Book Review Banged Up Heart is a poignant memoir of life after the death of a cherished one. Of letting go, and learning to love again. And yet again. My heart went out to Ms Melis as I read. To lose not one, but two people so close… Read More Book Review: Banged-Up Heart by Shirley Melis

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Book Review: Haunted Britain by JG Montgomery

***This book was reviewed for Schiffer Publishing via Edelweiss Montgomery’s Haunted Britain is a tour of the whole of the UK, looking into hauntings in a variety of places, from inns, to castles, to taverns, and more. Great Britain, comprising England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and several small islands, is rich with ancient history. In addition… Read More Book Review: Haunted Britain by JG Montgomery

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Lorekeeping: Percy Fawcett’s Fringe Archaeology

I’m an archaeologist by my earliest training, and will always have a soft spot for it. I wanted to share one of my most favourite discoveries. Sometimes we don’t actually know what we think we do. We gotta look outside the box. There are times when what seems to be part of the fringe element… Read More Lorekeeping: Percy Fawcett’s Fringe Archaeology

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Book Review: The Governor’s Daughter by Sambath Meas

*** This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Meas’ The Governor’s Daughter is a beautiful historical fiction set in the backdrop of colonial Cambodia. Anjali, against the current cultural norms, works with her father in Siem Reap doing detective work. Til now, Anjali has work petty crimes, theft and the like. She’s ready for more,… Read More Book Review: The Governor’s Daughter by Sambath Meas