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Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire
Now living: Sussex Coast

K. M. Lockwood was once a primary school teacher and she became a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at West Dean College in 2011.

Her website can be found at http://kmlockwood.com/ and she can also be found burbling away here https://twitter.com/lockwoodwriter

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KM Lockwood's 10 reviews

Broken Worlds: Dystopian Stories by Anthology

Please note, I bought this because one of my MA colleagues is a contributor – but I have still tried to give a fair review.Since there are dozens of stories in this generous anthology, I won’t be commenting on individual tales. It’s more useful for a potential reader to have an overall sense of the whole...

8.5/10

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The Witch of Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper

As soon as I saw this cracking title on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it and the strange cover image made me quite determined. As you might imagine, there is much to do with the sea – which I love. For me, the evocation of the whaling industry and how a witch might fit in with that was beautifully done – unflinching, dramatic and c...

8.8/10

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Endgame by James Frey and Nils Johnson Shelton (The Calling)

I’ll have to be honest – this just isn’t my thing. However, it’s easy to read and involves puzzles that could genuinely land you with an enormous cash prize. The clues are sprinkled within the text - so you need to pay attention. There’s something of The Hunger Games and Maze Runner about the set-up, and a little bi...

7.0/10

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The Map To Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis

To master thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother. To suburban schoolgirl Marrill, it’s her only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the magical waterway that connects every world in creation. With the help of a bumbling wizard and his crew, they must ...

8.0/10

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The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler

First of all, ignore the blurb on the back cover - it does the book no favours. I can’t see how references to books which it is not like can help. Making comparisons with best-loved stories is asking for trouble – though that may just be my perspective as a reserved English reader.Don’t let my prejudices or the hype put ...

9.0/10

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Libriomancer by Jim C Hines (Magic Ex Libris)

Some people would say it’s a bad idea to bring a fire-spider into a public library. Those people would probably be right, but it was better than leaving him alone in the house for nine hours straight. The one time I tried, Smudge had expressed his displeasure by burning through the screen that covered his tank, burrowing into my laundry ba...

7.5/10

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Spooks: Alice by Joseph Delaney (The Wardstone Chronicles)

A lot of dark stuff happened when I was young that I’ve never even told to my dearest friend, Tom Ward. Dark and scary things I hoped I had left behind forever...Over the years, Alice has fought evil side by side with the Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward. But now Alice is alone – in the realm of the dark. And the...

8.8/10

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The Boy with the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick (The Erebus Sequence)

You know you’re going to enter a complex world when the book begins with an extensive dramatis personae. Den Patrick keeps this promise with his richly-imagined Demesne – a land not unlike an alternative Renaissance Italy.  It definitely has all the power-broking and rivalry, intrigues and plots of that period.Our central...

9.0/10

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Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper

There it still was, beside the rocks, still the proper shape: the small bitternut hickory tree with its slender stems growing in a V.He gave the tree a respectful greeting, and explained what he was about to do.The woven birch-bark pouch was heavy around his neck. He took out the stone blade, a long notched rectangle of flint with ...

9.5/10

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Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan

Yellowcake brings together ten short stories from Australian writer Margo Lanagan, the winner of many prizes, including four World Fantasy Awards.In stories ranging from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, the people in Lanagan's tales face trials, temptations and degradations. They swoon and suffer and even kill ...

9.0/10

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