Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

I’m always looking for something new to read. I tend to read fantasy in the summer months, but I always reach for horror in autumn and winter. I first discovered Hex on Goodreads, and picked it up in Waterstones almost immediately. What was it about Hex that drew my attention? I was interested in Hex not only because the reviews promised a chilling read with several sleepless nights, but also because its premise was something…

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Ophelia Wears Black by Segovia Amil

Ophelia Wears Black by Segovia Amil

Ophelia Wears Black was released in late 2015 by Segovia Amil. I was drawn to this poetry collection as soon as I saw it. It is described online as a journey to understand the perfection and necessity of inner darkness, which I found incredibly appealing. I seldom buy poetry collections but I am very glad that I purchased this one. Ophelia Wears Black is split into four sections: ‘The First Blush’, ‘On Solitude & Abandon’, ‘Burials’ and…

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Crimson Peak Novelisation by Nancy Holder Review

Crimson Peak Novelisation by Nancy Holder Review

This book purchase was a really unusual one for me. I don’t usually read film novelisations because I usually presume that they will be little more than a poor attempt to promote the film and I therefore never have very high expectations for them. However, I saw the novelisation of Crimson Peak for sale a few weeks ago for a very reasonable price and I couldn’t resist it. I still have not seen the film…

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The ‘Priestess’ and ‘Queen of Hearts’ Rings from The Rogue and The Wolf

The ‘Priestess’ and ‘Queen of Hearts’ Rings from The Rogue and The Wolf

The Rogue and The Wolf specialise in edgy and intriguing jewellery, featuring unique 3D printed items and designs. They offer a large range of rings and necklaces in a variety of finishes. I purchased the ‘Priestess’ and the ‘Queen of Hearts’ rings a few months ago in the Old Steel finish. I purchased ‘The Priestess’ ring as I did not own a midi ring in my collection, and I emailed The Rogue and The Wolf…

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This House is Haunted by John Boyne Review

This House is Haunted by John Boyne Review

I have always been one to enjoy scary stories. I am immediately drawn to dark, faded covers in bookshops, and I always hope that the story inside is as captivating as the cover. I am especially inclined to pick up some of my old favourites at this time of this year, as I adore curling up on a dark autumn evening with an appropriately disconcerting read. Eliza Caine begins the novel by asserting that ‘I…

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