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Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber

A light-hearted and dreamy novel, Midnight at the Blackbird Café soothes the reader with its gentle imagery and hints of magical realism. A book which remains at surface-level, the writer entices the reader through her likable characters and small-town sweetness. The environment and famous café are full of dainty delights, however it does little to

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Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Another book about a Wizarding school? The beginning of this novel definitely has similarities to the other very famous Wizardry School and weirdly the author’s other fictional character: about a private investigator down on his luck, but  I thought the twist in the tail, that of a ‘non wizard‘  being summoned to investigate a ‘magic

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Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma

Well, here at STORGY we’ve been following the career of Priya Sharma with great attention and her collection All The Fabulous Beasts was a highlight of our recent reading – which let us just add went on to win the Shirley Jackson Award for singled-authored collection in 2018. So, when we heard that she’d upped

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BOOK REVIEW: Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Long ago, Earth’s terraforming program sent ships out to build new homes for humanity among the stars and made an unexpected discovery: a planet with life. But the scientists were unaware that the alien ecosystem was more developed than the primitive life forms originally discovered. Now, thousands of years later, the Portiids and their humans

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BOOK REVIEW: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

What if you aren’t the hero of the story? This is hands-down the best fantasy debut I’ve read in a long time. Having worked within a publishing publicity team, I usually don’t agree whole-heartedly with the comps or sales pitch, but in this case, it really does sum it up: ‘Uniting the worldbuilding of a

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BOOK REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire is Arkady Martine’s debut novel and the first installment in the Teixcalaan series. Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in Teixcalaan and finds that the previous ambassador has died under suspicious circumstances. Now it’s up to Mahit to uncover who was behind the murder. I will preface this review with a note that I can

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