Elizabeth Corr Stuff Elizabeth likes: sketching, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, cinema, long baths, kitchen discos, Terry Pratchett, Thor, London. Saving characters.
Katharine Corr Stuff Katharine likes: playing instruments badly; dead languages; LOTR; loud pop concerts; Jane Austen; Neill Gaiman; Loki; the Surrey Hills. Killing off characters.

Latest Blog Posts

Countless by Karen Gregory (British Books Challenge)

  Heads up: the main character in Countless has an eating disorder, which I mention in my review. I loved this book. It’s off my usual track – no dragons, witches or fantastical worlds here – but nevertheless I tore through it in two days. Hedda is seventeen and is controlled by her anorexia, which […]

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The Bone Dragon (British Book Challenge)

‘Now everything is shaded in grey and silver and white. But with it the world sparkles.’ The Bone Dragon (Alexia Casale) has been on my bookshelf for a while, and I’m so delighted I finally made the time to read it. It’s a lusciously written book, and unusual compared with a lot of my favourite YA. […]

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Waiting For Callback: Take Two – February Post For The British book challenge

For various reasons I only managed to read two books in February which qualified for the challenge. One of them was the script for Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, which I can’t talk about for obvious reasons (#KeepTheSecrets). But that’s ok, because my other read was the brilliant Waiting For Callback: Take Two, by […]

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The Witch’s Tears : fantasy soundtrack

When The Witch’s Kiss came out last year we compiled a list of songs we thought worked really well as a sort of soundtrack to the book, usually because something in the lyrics reflected the mood of one of our characters at one particular point in the story. You can check out that soundtrack here.  […]

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Gilded Cage, Deep Water, The Otherlife – January books for the British Books Challenge

‘A modern Britain. An age-old cruelty. Britain’s magically skilled aristocracy compels all commoners to serve them for ten years – and now it’s the Hadleys’ turn…’ The setting was the real hook for me. This is no invented dystopian world. The brutal servitude enforced by ‘the Equals’ (the magic-possessing aristocrats) is taking place in modern […]

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British Books Challenge 2017

When we found out that the wonderful Chelle Toy from Tales of Yesterday was hosting the challenge this year, we decided we had to sign up. You can read all about the challenge (including how to sign up and a list of useful FAQs) on her blog here. Basically, the idea is to celebrate British […]

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