The Lamplighters, Emma Stonex

The Lamplighters is a fictional tale based and inspired by a real mystery. Stonex was intrigued by the mystery of three lighthouse keepers who inexplicably disappeared from their lighthouse off the coast of the island of Eileen Mòr in the Outer Hebrides. The discovery was made in December 1900 and was made famous by its… Continue reading The Lamplighters, Emma Stonex

World of Weird: A Creepy Compendium of True Stories, Tom Adams

This was one of my recent buys whilst in Whitby. I had seen it in the window of a wonderful bookstore and couldn't but have my curiosity peaked by the cover. I was so drawn to it. Tom Adams World of Weird: A Creepy Compendium of True Stories is a collection told from the perspective… Continue reading World of Weird: A Creepy Compendium of True Stories, Tom Adams

Book Love, Debbie Tung

Another great book from Debbie Tung, Book Love is a collection of non-fiction comics showing her main character in all her book-loving glory. A wonderfully accurate portrayal of bibliophiles, it shows the inner struggles, strengths and all-too-true stereotypes of being a bookworm. There were so many great comics in here; I found myself relating to… Continue reading Book Love, Debbie Tung

The TBR Shelf

Before the new year begins, I wanted to share my To-Be-Read shelf. Not the whole thing of course. As I previously mentioned in my Book-Buying-Ban post here, the number of books on my shelves that I haven't read is embarrassingly large so I won't share all the titles; but I was thinking of sharing those… Continue reading The TBR Shelf

The Skeleton Key, Erin Kelly

5/5 Stars!!! Twisted-toxic family dynamics, sordid secrets, and a treasure hunt with tragic outcomes along the way -this is The Skeleton Key by Erin Kelly. This deeply disturbing book follows the Churcher and Lally families who live in semi-detached houses next to one another and have grown up with another, sharing everything; the good, the… Continue reading The Skeleton Key, Erin Kelly

Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

After devouring my way way through The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (read about that here), I was eager to delve into more of her work. Her work is very reminiscent to that of Erin Morgenstein or Oscar de Muriel to me. It has the ability to completely transport you to their created world which… Continue reading Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness

The second in the All Souls Trilogy, Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness is a great follow-up from A Discovery of Witches. It picks up where the first book finished, with Matthew and Diana travelling back to Elizabethan London in search for the alchemical manuscript Ashmole 782 but they're also in search of a teacher… Continue reading Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story, Debbie Tung 5 stars!!! This is a beautifully illustrated comic book showing the trials of life as an introvert. It's incredibly accurate in its portrayal of the character coming of age and settling into adulthood as an introvert. Produced by Debbie Tung, it is a based… Continue reading Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven, Juno Dawson

Her Majesty's Royal Coven, Juno Dawson This absolutely beautiful book was a total impulse buy on a recent trip to Brick Lane but oh my, I'm so glad my impulses took over. I read this book in a day or two -I had to get it on audible so I could continuing my reading in… Continue reading Her Majesty’s Royal Coven, Juno Dawson

A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness

A vampire over a millennia old, a spellbound yet powerful witch and a mysterious, bewitched manuscript unearthed after being hidden for decades -what could go wrong? A captivating world created by Harkness, Diana Bishop is a descendant of the prominent Bishop witches but is in denial about who and what she is. She refrains from… Continue reading A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness