The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When … Continue reading The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker – eARC Book Review

‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern – Book review

Blurb from Goodreads The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.But behind the scenes, a fierce … Continue reading ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern – Book review

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest. When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original … Continue reading The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton – eARC Book Review

The Language of Cherries by Jen Marie Hawkins – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads When Evie Perez is cut off from everything she loves and forced to move to Iceland for the summer, she takes her canvas and paintbrushes into the picturesque cherry orchard behind her guesthouse. She stains her lips with stolen cherries in the midnight sun and paints a boy she’s never met. Oskar … Continue reading The Language of Cherries by Jen Marie Hawkins – eARC Book Review

‘The Sisters Grimm’ by Menna Van Praag – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of sisters Grimm on Earth.You may well be one of them, though you might never know it.You think you’re ordinary.You never suspect that you’re stronger than you seem, braver than you feel or greater than you imagine.But I hope that by the time you finish this tale, … Continue reading ‘The Sisters Grimm’ by Menna Van Praag – eARC Book Review

‘Grief is the Thing with Feathers’ by Max Porter – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow - antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This self-described sentimental bird … Continue reading ‘Grief is the Thing with Feathers’ by Max Porter – Book Review

‘The World That We Knew’ by Alice Hoffman – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In Berlin in 1941 during humanity’s darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman.  In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save … Continue reading ‘The World That We Knew’ by Alice Hoffman – eARC Book Review

‘The Lonely Hearts Hotel’ by Heather O’Neill – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads With echoes of The Night Circus, a spellbinding story about two gifted orphans in love with each other since they can remember whose childhood talents allow them to rewrite their future.  The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized … Continue reading ‘The Lonely Hearts Hotel’ by Heather O’Neill – eARC Book Review

‘Indelible’ by Adelia Saunders – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In this masterful, enthralling debut novel about fate and family history, a young woman sees the truth about people written on their skin. Magdalena has an unsettling gift. She sees writing on the bodies of everyone she meets—names, dates, details both banal and profound—and her only relief from the onslaught of information … Continue reading ‘Indelible’ by Adelia Saunders – eARC Book Review

‘The Ten Thousand Doors of January’ by Alix E. Harrow – eARC Book Review

Blurb from NetGalley EVERY STORY OPENS A DOOR In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored and utterly out of place. But her quiet existence is … Continue reading ‘The Ten Thousand Doors of January’ by Alix E. Harrow – eARC Book Review