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The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

The Woken Gods

Shadowhawk takes a look at Gwenda Bond’s stand-alone second Young Adult novel from Strange Chemistry Books. This is the 14th in his Advent Review series and you can check out the details here.

“Mildly entertaining but not too exciting is the best way that I can sum this book up.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Cracked by Eliza Crewe – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk takes a look at one of the recent debut novels from Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot. This is also the second in my Advent Reviews series for 2013. You can find a full list here.

“Fun. Quirky. Delightful. Recommended.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Skulk by Rosie Best – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes an Advance Review of the young adult urban fantasy novel Skulk, written by Rosie Best and published by Strange Chemistry Books, imprint of Adult SFF Publisher Angry Robot Books, released on October 1 in the USA and October 3 in the UK. 

“An excellent read. Unpredictable and enthralling with a death count that most YA Authors never reach in entire series, let alone one novel, Rosie Best makes a stunning arrival to the Urban Fantasy scene delivering a fantastic read that you shouldn’t pass up on.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

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The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Woken Gods

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, shares his thoughts on The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond, a Young Adult novel published by Strange Chemistry that hits shelves next month. (3 September – US / 5 September – UK)

“A great, fast paced and fun novel that puts a new spin on the “Gods Are Real” storyline that fans of the Percy Jackson series and other similar titles will love.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Strange Chemistry Double – Emilie & The Hollow World and The Holders [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews two of Strange Chemistry’s latest young adult fantasy titles.

On Emilie & The Hollow World: “This is an action-adventure novel that is very reminiscent of Jules Verne’s classic, A Journey To The Center of The Earth. Hence, my conclusion is that the novel is a work of genius.

On The Holders: “An Irish fantasy that reads like an X-men novelisation. Which means of course that this was pretty damn good, no mistake.”

Cover Reveal: Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon


Shadowhawk brings to you another cover reveal, this time from Strange Chemistry, the Young Adult imprint of Angry Robot Books.

“Very introspective, thoughtful and dreamy, this is a wonderful cover, and definitely one of Strange Chemistry’s best yet.” ~Shadowhawk

Pantomime by Laura Lam – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews another debut novel from the folks at Strange Chemistry, Angry Robot’s new YA imprint.

“This book has the magical quality that I remember from the Enid Blyton books I read as a child. This means, of course, that this book totally rocked.” ~The Founding Fields

Pantomime by Laura Lam – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes a review of Laura Lam’s fantastic young adult debut, Pantomime, published by Strange Chemistry Books, an imprint of Angry Robot. 

“Wow. Laura Lam’s debut is unpredictable, engaging and a delight to read, YA fans will love this one.” ~The Founding Fields

Poltergeeks Book Tour – Guest Post


*Cue drumroll* Today’s guest star on the blog is author Sean Cummings, who is visiting all the way from the great white north, Canada. Sean is the author of several urban fantasy novels and has this year taken the plunge into young adult fiction with his novel Poltergeeks, coming out soon from Strange Chemistry, the shiny new young adult imprint of Angry Robot Books. You can find my review of the novel here. And without further ado, here’s the man himself, talking about both his new book and the new genre he is tackling.

Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews another Strange Chemistry title, the first YA novel by author Sean Cummings.

“This book can be summed up in three words: Fun, great, fan-frikkin-tastic. When’s the sequel out again?” ~The Founding Fields

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