The Crow Folk

I adored The Crow Folk. Funny, spooky, witchy, and absolutely charming – I was captivated from start to finish. Set in a small Kent village populated with a charismatic cast of characters, Faye Bright stumbles across her late mother’s diary: ‘Here were rituals, magic, monsters, demons and, for some reason, a recipe for jam roly-poly.’ … Continue reading The Crow Folk

False Value

In the latest installment of Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series, Peter Grant has taken a job at a tech startup based at Old Street’s ‘silicon roundabout’. He’s soon caught up in a secret that’s a dangerous mixture of artificial intelligence, magic and technology. False Value is the eighth in the main series of novels, … Continue reading False Value

Carry On and Wayward Son

Rainbow Rowell’s Simon Snow series is magical, charming, hilarious, heart-warming, and just tremendous fun. Now, I’m wary of spoilering so I won’t summarise the story, but instead present the blurb from Carry On – it sets the scene and the tone so well: Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s … Continue reading Carry On and Wayward Son