Juliet Marillier’s HEART’S BLOOD stands out among the crowd of Beauty and the Beast retellings and proves that talented writers can make even the oldest and most familiar stories feel new again.
THE CRIMSON CROWN is the finale to one of my favourite YA fantasy series of all time; to say that my expectations were high is an understatement. I’m very pleased to say that it completely lived up to my expectations, and I unreservedly recommend the series.
Stephen Graham Jones’ novella MAPPING THE INTERIOR is an extremely unsettling story about a young boy haunted by the ghosts of his family, both literally and figuratively. Compelling, searing, and well written, this story will undoubtedly be on my mind for quite some time.
Sometimes in the onslaught of shiny new books, incredible backlist titles that didn’t have a huge marketing push get forgotten…which is a crying shame. Today I’m celebrating those books and rounding up a list of some of my favourite underrated fantasy and sci-fi tales!