Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (Nightmares, #1) by Demelza Carlton

This review is a part of a reviews only book tour hosted by Irresistible Reads Book Tours. Visit the Tour Page for more reviews! This is not my usual kind of read: but it was a good getaway from the routine. Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer is an odd story, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s veryContinue reading “Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (Nightmares, #1) by Demelza Carlton”

Erebos by Ursula Poznanski

“I withdraw my consent from reality. I deny it my assistance. I dedicate myself to the temptations of escapism, and throw myself wholeheartedly into the endlessness of unreality.” Ursula Poznanski is an Austrian author, who mainly writes children’s books. Erebos is a young-adult science fiction thriller set in London. It is about a computer role-playContinue reading “Erebos by Ursula Poznanski”

The Thing in the Forest by A.S. Byatt

Little Black Book of Stories tells five tales, which blend the ordinary with the absurd. The collection opens with a perfectly intriguing story, about the blurred edges of reality, called The Thing in the Forest. It is the story of two girls, Penny and Primrose. It is set during the WWII, when children are evacuatedContinue reading “The Thing in the Forest by A.S. Byatt”

Joyland by Stephen King

Summary: Saying Joyland by Stephen King is a mix of a horror story and a crime novel wouldn’t be quite right: it’s the kind of book that you couldn’t squeeze into one genre. It is about twenty-one year old, mopey, just-broken-up-with-his-first-love Devin Jones who does a summer job at an amusement park, Joyland (where theyContinue reading “Joyland by Stephen King”

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

A little more than a year ago, I read this review of The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson on Vishy’s Blog. The review made it sound like the most fascinating book and if not anything else, it is certainly that. It is difficult to write a summary for a book that winds so many stories together,Continue reading “The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson”

The Dark by James Herbert

Honestly, I didn’t know James Herbert was renowned for horror, when I bought The Dark at this book sale at a ridiculously small price. I’ve read quite a few horror books, but only a few by each author; except, of course, Stephen King: but I couldn’t help that, he’s written too many books. I’ve begun,Continue reading “The Dark by James Herbert”

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra

You know how you read this enormous book and when you’re finally done, you still don’t want to put it down? I went back and re-read my favourite parts, savouring them just as much, all over again. Very few books have that effect on me. Set in the criminal underworld of Mumbai, the book isContinue reading “Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra”

The First Bird: Episode 1 by Greig Beck

One word: Awesome. For a sort of modern version of The Lost World, this book is pretty creative.  Somewhere in the deep jungles of Brazil, a social anthropologist discovers something extraordinary. The fame-hungry scientist brings back to LA a live specimen of an Archaeopteryx (the eponymous first bird) and with it, a deadly infection thatContinue reading “The First Bird: Episode 1 by Greig Beck”

Black Mountain by Greig Beck

He looked up at the black hole. He didn’t see it as a cave mouth anymore; instead, he thought of it as a doorway. And something had come out of that doorway that should have been extinct. A ripple of nausea ran through his gut as he remembered another cave from his past. It wasn’t true that deep caves were always dead andContinue reading “Black Mountain by Greig Beck”

Connections by Mary Lou Gediman

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Summary: Pontiac Parker is a bit of an eccentric. He is also extremely dedicated to his cultural and spiritual heritage. Pontiac’s extraordinary fixation with the number seven may seem peculiar to the insensible onlooker. To him, thought, it’s as natural as any oneContinue reading “Connections by Mary Lou Gediman”