Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Straight up, I enjoyed this film for what is was. It was visually striking, with the tonal shifts and beasts. The use of an extreme close up on Theseus and Leta as they talked to Newt at the start of the film conveyed the sheer pressure and how uncomfortable Newt felt around them – the…

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

The riveting story of two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new…

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons…a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together When destiny calls, legends rise. Every millennium the missing pieces of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers are hunted, for they hold the power to call the great Kami Dragon…

Blog Tour: Truth Sister by Phil Gilvin

The year is 2149. The Women’s Republic of Anglia seeks to harness forgotten technologies from the time when men ruled the world. Naturals are second-class citizens, while women born through cloning are the true children of the Republic. When Clara Perdue graduates from the prestigious Academy, she is ready to do her part to support…

Blog Tour: The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive

A fast-paced, present day biological terrorist thriller spanning Japan, the Middle East and New York, The Manhattan Project pits a Hiroshima survivor turned pharmaceutical mogul and criminal mastermind intent on avenging the deaths of his family by exacting revenge on the US through an ingeniously evil terrorist plot against heroic New York cop John Wyse…

Look For Me by Lisa Gardner

Detective DD Warren and Flora Dane are in a race against time to save a young girl’s life – or bring her to justice. A family home has become a crime scene. Five people are involved: four of them have been savagely murdered; one – a sixteen-year-old girl – is missing. Was she lucky to…

Blog Tour: The Legacy of Old Gran Parks by Isobel Blackthorn

Set in Cann River in Australia’s rugged southern wilderness, The Legacy of Old Gran Parks is a tale of a remote town haunted by a legacy, a legacy with ominous consequences.  It’s a warm evening in the autumn of 1983 when Miriam Forster rolls into town in her broken down car.  Frankie the deer hunter,…

A Year of Taking Chances; By Jennifer Bohnet

Life is about to change forever… When best friends, Tina and Jodie, make a drunken New Year’s Eve vow to change their lives before they hit the big 3 – 0, neither expected to end the year with much more than another hangover… Twelve months later, Jodie is married and living in Provence – and…

Starfish; by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin. But then…