What’s up, July?

– What Happened – June was my first full month book blogging and it was a big one, between catching up on my 6 Netgalley ARCs (never again!) and completing a reading challenge for #ReadersWithoutBorders. Thank you SO much to everyone who has supported this event – @JDRoberts_SFF has now raised £97 for Doctors WithoutContinue reading “What’s up, July?”

Review: Hugo Awards Best Novellas 2020

I’m thrilled to say that I’ve completed my June #ReadersWithoutBorders challenge to read the 2020 Hugo Awards best novel and novella finalists! Thank you to all the lovely people who have donated and to @JDRoberts_SFF for organising this event. He has raised £57 for Doctors Without Borders over the month! Tor.com was the first publisherContinue reading “Review: Hugo Awards Best Novellas 2020”

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

For the #ReadersWithoutBorders June readathon I’m currently reading the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards best novel and novella. Check out The Worlds of SFF for more information and the chance to win a book or three! You may not be surprised by my rating of Gideon the Ninth given the hype it has received.Continue reading “Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir”

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

For the #ReadersWithoutBorders June readathon I’m currently reading the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards best novel and novella. Check out The Worlds of SFF for more information and the chance to win a book or three! Middlegame is an incredibly ambitious book that is universal in scope. I’ve been sitting on this review forContinue reading “Middlegame by Seanan McGuire”

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

I’ve had Ten Thousand Doors of January for months but postponed reading it as I’d recently finished Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series and felt my portal fantasy quota had been met for the year. However I’m glad I picked it up as part of my Hugo Award readathon for #Readerswithoutborders, as it’s a completely differentContinue reading “The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow”

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

Jebi is a Hwagugin artist and somewhat of a pacifist, struggling to make a living in a country recently incorporated into the Empire of Razan. When Razanei racism threatens Jebi’s livelihood, they accept a job at the Ministry of Armor, using their artistic skills to harness the mysterious magic that gives life to the automata,Continue reading “Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee”

What’s up, June?

Initially I had planned to keep my blog quite minimal and stick to only posting book reviews (I’m sorry if I’ve ignored your blog event!), however I’ve realised that there is enough happening next month to warrant an update post. So please, read on! @JDRoberts_SFF from The Worlds of Sci-Fi & Fantasy has organised theContinue reading “What’s up, June?”

Feathertide by Beth Cartwright

Feathertide is a heartfelt coming of age story written in the style of a fairy tale, making it a perfect next read for fans of Naomi Novik or Katherine Arden. Marea is born with a unique trait of mysterious origin – golden bird feathers, covering her body. As a girl, her mother convinces her thatContinue reading “Feathertide by Beth Cartwright”

The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay

The Animals in That Country is a (weirdly prescient) book that takes place at the onset of a viral flu pandemic. However instead of developing a questionable sense of grocery store etiquette, those infected with the virus develop an ability to communicate with animals. The story follows Jean, a wannabe park ranger who has aContinue reading “The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay”

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ice 1)

I’m a Mark Lawrence virgin. There, I said it. But The Girl and the Stars caught my attention as it has a similar setting to Megan Lindholm’s (Robin Hobb’s) amazing Reindeer People duology, and I only have two regrets. The first, that I left it so darn long to pick up one of Lawrence’s books.Continue reading “The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ice 1)”