It’s been a good month for reading, largely due to NetGalley and a giggly evening at Unofficial Writer’s Club with Carole spent ordering romance novels… Don’t ask.
I managed to read all my intended books though – for the first time in forever, sticking to the list until I was done with it! Let’s hope I can keep that up in February.
Spellfall by Katherine Roberts
When Natalie meets a strange man talking about spells in the supermarket car park, she has no idea of the trouble she’s about to be in…
I’ve tried to read this about a hundred times before and never succeeded. Even this time round, I found it quite hard to get into, and kept putting it off. I think it’s just a bit slow to get started, and while I’m sure it’s enjoyable for children in its intended age range, there wasn’t anything magical enough about it to make me think of it as more than just an okay kid’s book.
Flood and Fang by Marcus Sedgwick (The Raven Mysteries #1)
When Castle Otherhand is threatened by mysterious watery forces and a beast that eats kitchen maids, it seems that poor Edgar the Raven is the only one to notice. It’s up to him to try and save the barmy Otherhand family, before it’s too late. But that’s not easy when you’re a Raven…
This is a really quick read, beautifully illustrated throughout with some very gothic, atmospheric pictures that perfectly suit the gothic-comedy tone of the writing. The characters are bonkers and fabulous and Edgar’s escapades will have you chuckling. A fab book for younger readers and adults alike.
Temping is Hell by Cathy Yardley
Rift by Andrea Cremer
As They Slip Away by Beth Revis
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
Can’t Live Without by Joanne Phillips
Devil May Care by Patricia Eimer
Holding Out for a Hero (Short story collection)
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
February Reading List
Scary Mary by S.A. Hunter (self-published)
The Marsh People by Valentine Williams (Review)
Story of O by Pauline Réage (borrowed from my mum >.<)
Local Girls by Alice Hoffman (has been on my shelf since I was about 15 so it’s about time I read it)