First Mate and dead on his feet, Levi has the pleasure of inducting Sam, the newest soul aboard the ghost ship the Humble Brag. Fearless, covered in shark bites, and pretty okay about being dead, Levi likes her immediately. Besides, no-one ever said a floating graveyard couldn’t use a bit of spirit. The induction is […]

2020: all my 5-star reads!

Here they are: all the fabulous fiction that got ALL THE STARS from me! They are in no particular order (just the order I read them in) and along with the book’s blurb, you can click through to the Book Depository link should any take your fancy. It’s been so wonderful revisiting the amazing books […]


“They’re coming, boy. They’ll be here any moment. Don’t talk to them. Don’t speak at all if you can help it. And for pity’s sake, boy – don’t make them angry.“ Blurb from Ross Montgomery’s website On a dark and lonely Christmas Eve…In an ancient dining room of an ancient college…Lewis, the kitchen boy, is helping […]

CIRCUS MIRANDUS by Cassie Beasley

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? MICAH TUTTLE DOES. Even though his awful Great-Aunt Gertrudis doesn’t approve, Micah believes in the stories his dying Grandpa Ephraim tells him of the magical Circus Mirandus: the invisible tiger guarding the gates, the beautiful flying birdwoman, and the magician more powerful than any other—the Man Who Bends Light. Finally, […]

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