The Mountains of Instead

Championing fiction as an escape from pandemics, politics and bad TV.

They'll Grind Your Bones to Make Their Bread (review: Sick by Tom Leveen)

Sick Tom Leveen Amulet 2013
A perfectly normal, perfectly average, perfectly dull day turns into something for Brian, Chad and their fellow high-schoolers. Brian worries about his panic-ridden ex, Laura; Chad wonders if he'll get with Brian's sister before he leaves for the army; drama geeks …

Everybody's Looking for Something (Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater)

The Dream Thieves
Maggie Stiefvater
Scholastic 2013

He Speaks For Me At Last (review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane)

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane Neil Gaiman William Morrow 2013 At last! A new Neil Gaiman novel is always a breath of fresh air and it's been eight years since his last full-length outing, for adults at any rate. I'd already started twitching and itching, literary DT's are unpleasant i…

Dead In The Water (Review: Cruel Summer by James Dawson)

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