Virginia Woolf, in the 1920s, is attempting to start a new novel which will become Mrs Dalloway. Laura Brown in the 1940s is a young wife and mother wanting to read her copy of Mrs Dalloway and in the 1990s, Clarissa Brown is putting the finishing touches on a party she is hosting for her friend that night, the friend that has nicknamed her 'Mrs Dalloway. All three women in The Hours have Mrs Dalloway in common. All three women are trapped. All three will let you into a day of their lives. That one day that makes up this novel will stay with you much longer. 

Maiko Halfwolf is on a mission to discover her past and find out about this 'thing' that has taken up residence inside her that makes her do very bad things. Meanwhile, there is a raging war between humans and the arcanics (half-human, half-god), with the humans not behaving nicely and the arcanics desperate to survive the prejudiced world they live in. Evil witch cults, talking cats, half-fox children, a cat professor, a soul-destroying dark force and an angry young woman on a mission, What could go wrong? 

Once upon a time, Sallot Leon had a country, people and a family until a mass genocide took place in Nacea, all because the country happened to be caught in the middle of warring countries. Sal is now a thief, who finds out about a competition to become one of the Queen's deadly assassins. In doing so, Sal may just be able to find out what exactly was behind the obliteration of their country. When you have nothing left to lose and your deadly skills are being honed, who can you trust, what can you uncover and how do you stop yourself from becoming the very monster you hate?

#BookishBloggersUnite | Favourite Women Writers Across Multiple Genres

#BookishBloggersUnite is a weekly hashtag that a group of us bookish friends have decided to participate in to talk about all things books. Posts will go up on Friday (or whichever time works best for your time zone!). This week's post is about Favourite Women Writers Across Multiple Genres in honour of US Women's History Month. We would love for you to join us, so please let us know about as many favourite women writers as you like and link your post at @DoddyAboutBooks.


Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

As a human growing up in the land of Faerie, you always have to be on guard. They may not MEAN to hurt you but they can do a lot of damage as Jude is well aware. However, Jude decides to take matters into her own hands and she has some tricks up her sleeve that the faerie folk won't seeing coming...

Book Review: The Changeling by Victor LaValle

The Changeling is a dark, adult, fairytale exploring, in depth, the legend of the changeling, a part of fairy folklore. What lengths would you go to, to keep your infant child safe? How far will you go for revenge if your child didn't remain safe? What if it was your fault all along? 

Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Before We Were Yours is based on the true story of the mistreatment, abuse and neglect of 'orphans' by the Tenessee Children's Home Society, under the 'guidance' of Georgia Tann. While the characters in the novel are fictional, their stories represent a few of the estimated 5,000 children were stolen between 1924 and 1950 by the Society.  It has been alleged that as many as 500 children died under Georgia Tann's 'care.'