Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard

"I flinch." I wasn't exactly over-gushing with glowing praise for Red Queen or the prequel novellas, and yet I obviously liked them well enough that when I saw book 2 of the series on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to continue reading Mare's adventures. Usual spoiler warning: in mentioning characters, etc in book 2, that may … Continue reading Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard

Mystery Mile – Margery Allingham

"'I'll bet you fifty dollars, even money,' said the American who was sitting nearest the door in the opulent lounge of the homeward-bound Elephantine, 'that that man over there is murdered within a fortnight.'" I'm on a little bit of a Margery Allingham binge at the moment, following The White Cottage Mystery and The Crime at Black Dudley. Indeed, … Continue reading Mystery Mile – Margery Allingham

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year volume 10 – various

Short story collections are tricky beasts to review, as you want to capture the whole book as well as the highs and lows of the individual stories. The speculative genre, too, is a tough one for the short format: great that you can explore ideas, briefly, but at the same time it can be hard … Continue reading The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year volume 10 – various