1. The Madman’s Daughter – Megan Shepherd. A retelling of The Island of Dr. Moreau. I found the love triangle a little tiring but otherwise really enjoyed the creepy atmosphere and will definitely read the sequel.
2. The Witch’s Betrayal – Cassandra Rose Clarke. This is a short story set before the events of The Assassin’s Curse. An enjoyable little read.
3. The World Wreckers – Marion Zimmer Bradley. This book was okay. I enjoyed the gender exploration but wasn’t particularly drawn to the plot.
4. Abomination – Robert Swindells. An excellent MG tale about bullying, parents in a cult, and friendship. Can’t recommend it enough.
5. Highland Folk Ways – I.F. Grant. Book research.
6. Lost and Found – Tom Winter. Another Team Mushens author. Very well-written, with a wry wit and loving characterization of Alfred and Carol.
7. Poltergeist over Scotland – Geoff Holder. Book research.
8. Ghoul Britannia – Andrew Martin. Book research.