Book Review: The Mystery of Spring-Heeled Jack by John Matthews

Title: The Mystery of Spring-Heeled Jack Author: John Matthews Genre: Nonfiction, Historical Age Group: Adult Rating: 3 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher. An extensive investigation of the origins and numerous sightings of the mysterious and terrifying figure known as Spring-Heeled Jack • Shares original 19th-century newspaper accounts of Spring-Heeled Jack encounters […]

Book Review: The Dybbuk and Other Writings by S. Ansky

Title: The Dybbuk and Other Writings Author: S. Ansky Genre: Drama, Horror, Historical Fiction Age Group: Adult Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. S. Ansky played a seminal role in the establishment of modern Jewish fiction. This generous collection of his work includes the […]

Book Review: Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

Title: Company of Liars Author: Karen Maitland Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon In this extraordinary novel, Karen Maitland delivers a dazzling reinterpretation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales–an ingenious alchemy of history, mystery, and powerful human drama. The year is 1348. The Black Plague grips the country. In a world ruled […]

Book Review: The Beardless Man of Tornabia & Other Stories

Title: The Beardless Man of Tornabia and other stories Author: Bernice Agyekwena Genre: Folklore and Children’s Tales Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon (UK), Amazon (US), The Book Depository, B&N Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. In the grand storytelling tradition of ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ comes “The […]

Book Review: My Frankenstein by Michael Lee

Title: My Frankenstein Author: Michael Lee Genre: Retelling Classics, Fantasy, Gothic Horror, Historical Fiction, Dark Romance Pages: 408 Rating: 4,5 stars Goodreads Review copy provided by Bewitching Book Tours. In a small village in early 19th Century young Eva is enthralled by the new young baron, Viktor Frankenstein. Viktor promises to transform the traditional little […]