“The Bass Rock” by Evie Wyld

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Thanks to Random House UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book tells the story of three women whose stories are cleverly interwoven across time. The main setting is the area around North Berwick where the Bass Rock looms eternal. Sarah and Ruth’s narratives are written in the third person and Viviane’s is in the first person. This was quite an interesting approach for the author to take but it took a little bit of getting used to as a reader. There is an element of the supernatural in the story but the living are scarier than the dead in this particular tale.

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“Starve Acre” by Andrew Michael Hurley

Thanks to John Murray Press and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about this author on the Guardian Books Podcast and have some of his books unread on my Kindle. I’ve also seen Book Twitter raving about it so what better excuse to read a spooky book in the fine month of October.

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“The Deathless Girls” by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Thanks to Hachette Children’s Group and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

So I was really pumped to read this, I really like Hargrave’s writing and I’m also really excited to read The Mercies when it’s released. Plus, a feminist Brides of Dracula retelling? Yeah, I’m here for that.

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“Hollow Kingdom” by Kira Jane Buxton

Thanks to Headline and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

When I was a young whippersnapper, I loved reading books from an animal’s point of view. Watership Down, The Animals of Farthing Wood, those weird books where anthropomorphic animals are at war with one another….but short of a few examples of Murakami-esque weirdness, it’s not something I’ve come across very much in adult literature.

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“Music and Malice in Hurricane Town” by Alex Bell

Thanks to Little Tiger Group and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

First, I have to apologise for being a bit late with this review. I’ve been unwell recently and there’s been a bit of a domino effect with my reviews falling by the wayside. I do endeavour to complete reviews before publication date but I’m playing catch up this month I’m afraid! If it’s any consolation it has been genuinely stressing me out to see my reviews falling behind.

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