Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?
Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves.
When the weather starts getting bad (or good depending on which way you look at it) there’s nothing better than grabbing a blanket, a hot drink and a book to curl up with. A ‘cosy read’ can, of course, depend on the person but these are the books that came to mind when we heard the word. Continue reading “Blogtober // Favourite Cosy Reads”
On the edge of town a beast haunts the woods, trapped in the Gray, its bonds loosening…
Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.
When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes?
Copy gifted by Titan Books.
Continue reading “Blogtober Review // The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman”
So for today, I am going to be sharing with you some Halloween/autumn inspired creations I have found by some amazingly talented people! I think we should all aim to support independent creators over popular shops and these are some of the favourites I have found so go and show them some support! Continue reading “Blogtober // Creepy Creations”
As you may or may not know, when I’m not reading, I’m probably gaming. I’ve been an avid gamer for years and despite not playing a lot of horror games perfectly (bloody anxiety) I have watched a lot of playthroughs and have a few favourites I’d like to share with you! Continue reading “Blogtober // Horror Game Recommendations”
This week from the 20th to the 26th of October, we are celebrating Ace Awareness Week which is a week dedicated for all those who identify as asexual, aromantic, demisexual, aroace and so on to come together, support each other, help each other and also spread awareness. Being demisexual myself, I knew I had to post this week and I have chosen some books with asexual and aspec characters in! I won’t be giving full descriptions of the books but rather that identities are represented in each!
So I was thinking of saying something about how much I love autumn here… but I imagine you guys have already gathered that from our posts so far this month. Anyway, autumn definitely comes with its own traditions, so I thought I’d share a few of mine!
Continue reading “Blogtober // Halloween and Autumn Traditions”