Tag Archives: 2020s

A Review of Dare vs. The Doll

Title: Dare vs. The Doll – A not-actually-scary horror short story Author: Si Clarke Publisher: White Hart Fiction Publication Date: March 30, 2021 Genres:  Horror, Parody, Humour, Romance, Contemporary Length: 31 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Who expects a haunted doll to be such a nuisance?… Read More

Be Careful: A Review of Dead Voices

Title: Dead Voices Author: Katherine Arden Publisher: Puffin Books Publication Date: June 30, 2020 Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Adventure, Horror, Contemporary Length: 272 pages Source: I borrowed it from the library. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: Having survived sinister scarecrows and the malevolent smiling man in Small Spaces, newly minted best friends Ollie, Coco,… Read More

Learning to Be Good: A Review of The School for Good Mothers

Title: The School for Good Mothers Author: Jessamine Chan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: January 4, 2022 Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Contemporary Length: 336 pages Source: I borrowed it from the library. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: In this taut and explosive debut novel, one lapse in judgement lands a young mother in a government reform program… Read More

Big Dreams to Achieve: A Review of Oli the Old Owl

Title: Oli the Old Owl Author: Lee Keene Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: October 29, 2021 Genres: Children’s, Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 10 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: A story of loneliness and fantasy. Imagination transmogrifying into Reality! A secret memory that only the little boy will know!… Read More

A Review of The Reluctant Familiar’s Guide to Christmas Tree Defence 

Title: The Reluctant Familiar’s Guide to Christmas Tree Defence Author: Bethany Hoeflich Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: December 20, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 19 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: After a traumatizing pumpkin spice candle accident, Mr. Fluffykins is looking forward to a quiet night curled… Read More

No Space of Regret: A Review of A Covid Christmas Carol

Title: A Covid Christmas Carol Author: Evan Sykes Publisher: Junco Books (Self-Published) Publication Date: December 19, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Holiday, Paranormal, Retelling, Contemporary Length: 88 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb:   The 2020 Holiday Season might have been cancelled by this year’s super-villain, Covid-19, but fear… Read More

Quiet Lessons: A Review of Foresight

Title: Foresight Author: Matilda Scotney Publisher: Off the Planet Books (Self-Published) Publication Date: February 21, 2021 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Length: 61 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author Rating: 4 Stars Blurb:   Starlight, star bright, The very first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I… Read More

Family Business: A Review of Inheritance 

Title: Inheritance – A Halloween Urban Fantasy Short Story Author: Zoe Cannon Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: October 23, 2020 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary Length: 20 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author.  Rating: 4 Stars Blurb: Lena’s grandmother defended her small town against the supernatural. So did her mother. Lena… Read More

Haunted in Quarantine: A Review of Safer at Home

Title: Safer at Home – a Ghost Story Author: Zoe Cannon Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: July 4, 2020 Genres: Paranormal, Horror, Contemporary Length: 41 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb:   Quarantined in a haunted house…​ March 2020. With the world in the grip of a deadly… Read More

A Review of No Good Deed: A Sourdough Tale

Title: No Good Deed – A Sourdough Tale Author: Angela Slatter Publisher: Brain Jar Press Publication Date: February 17, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Length: 35 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Angela Slatter’s No Good Deed is a dark fantasy tale of magic, ghosts, and marriage set… Read More