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Cover Reveal – Delete by Kim Curran

Kim Curran's last book, Control, ended on an epic cliffhanger. I've been waiting patiently for Delete to arrive* Sadly it's not quite with us yet, we have to wait until August to find out how Scott Tyler fares. In the meantime, we'll just have to content ourselves with the striking cover art. Great stuff, it fits perfectly with it's predecessors. I can't fault the fella that came up with cover quote either!   * I'm lying obviously I want to read immediately, if not sooner. Read more [...]

Control by Kim Curran

Control is the direct sequel to Shift. If you haven't read that first then it is possible, in this reality, that there may be minor spoilers ahead in this review.  Scott Tyler is not like other teenagers. With a single thought he can alter reality around him. And he can stop anyone else from doing the same. That’s why he’s so important to ARES, the secret government agency that regulates other kids like him: Shifters. They’ve sent him on a mission. To track down the enigmatic Frank Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page 2013 Preview

I do hope that everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable festive season. Now that most of the serious over-indulgence is done with for another year, I thought it was about time to take a look at what new book-related loveliness is due in 2013. Here are my top ten books I'm looking forward to reading in the next six months or so. Hope you enjoy. Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth Powell Publication Date: 3rd January Publisher: Solaris Genre: Simian Steampunk Science Fiction The Read more [...]

Pantomime by Laura Lam

R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass – remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimeras is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide. Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, Read more [...]

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

A man cannot live on apocalyptic fiction alone so for a bit of a change of pace here is some young adult fiction of a more adventurous nature… Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to another pirate clan. But that only prompts the scorned clan to send an assassin after her. When Ananna faces him down one night, armed with magic she doesn't really know how to use, she accidentally activates a curse binding them together. To break the curse, Ananna and the Read more [...]

Blackwood by Gwenda Bond

On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back. Miranda, a misfit girl from the island’s most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal Read more [...]

Shift by Kim Curran

When your average loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, he learns he's not sow average after all. He's a "Shifter" - he has the power to undo any decision he's ever made.  At first, he things the power to Shift is pretty cool. But as his world starts to unravel around him, he realises that each time he uses his power, it results in terrible, unforeseen consequences. In a world where anything can change with a single thought, Scott has to decide exactly Read more [...]

Two New Authors Will Conduct Strange Chemistry

What better way than some news to dispel the grey nastiness of a dismal British afternoon. The following just popped into my inbox and I felt compelled to share.   Strange Chemistry Signs Julianna Scott and Laura Lam for Two Books Apiece Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, is delighted to announce the signing of two more fantastic YA authors for 2013: Julianna Scottand Laura Lam. Julianna Scott has been signed for a two-book deal - negotiated by Strange Chemistry’s Read more [...]

Strange Chemistry Reveals Launch Titles

A bit of news to cheer you up on a damp January morning. Press Release 20th January 2012 ~ For Immediate Release   Angry Robot Announces Strange Chemistry Launch Titles   Strange Chemistry - the YA imprint of award-winning indie genre fiction publisher Angry Robot - has announced two deals that will help launch the list into publishing super-stardom.   In a post on Strange Chemistry’s website – http://strangechemistrybooks.com – imprint editor Amanda Rutter has revealed Read more [...]