Hello, good bookishfolk! I hope the spirits have guided your hands to some excellent reads this Halloween. – What Happened – Given that I’m yet to post a review this month, I think its safe to say that, er, not much happened? Although I did FINALLY get my first cat, who is just the bestest […]Read More What’s up, November?
A spoiled prince haunted by a ghost. A big city swindler with a knack for illusions. A cold soldier with a sharp eye. A pirate with a few screws loose. A chieftain’s bookish daughter with carefully bandaged hands. A peacekeeping agent with an eye for vengeance. After simultaneously knocking on death’s door, these six find […]Read More The Synchronised Six by Elmer Wynn
The Jealousy of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey has been on my TBR for a few months now, so I’m excited that today is my stop on the blog tour organised by Xpresso Book Tours! A few of my favourite bloggers have already reviewed and loved this self-published dark fantasy debut, so I approached it with […]Read More The Jealousy of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey
While I usually focus on sci-fi and fantasy fiction, today I am reviewing Notes from Small Planets, a comprehensive travel guide that will be published tomorrow! Having studied it at length, I can tell you with confidence to toss your golden compass, pawn your Pokédex and flush your babelfish, because, while a little unreliable, it’s […]Read More Notes from Small Planets by Nate Crowley
Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Publisher: Self-published Publish Date: 6 November 2018 Page Count: 337 pages Ask me to list a few of my favourite tropes in genre fiction, and I’d say things like space travel, complex magic systems, and possession. While I never expected an author to Frankenstein these elements together in a […]Read More The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short
I recently read May Day, a vampire detective novel by prolific self-published author Josie Jaffrey who has written nine books and several short stories to date. I enjoyed her humour and take on vampires, so I was excited to receive a copy of her new YA novel, The Wolf and the Water. Plus, I do love that […]Read More The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey
– What Happened – Hello, bookfriends! I used a fair amount of annual leave in August, which meant plenty of extra reading time. I was able to get through the five books on my monthly To Be Read list, as well as a bonus two. The House of Styx was a stunning read and is […]Read More What’s up, September?
I read The Bone Shard Daughter back in May, so I’m thrilled that I can FINALLY tell you how fantastic this debut fantasy novel is. Being my favourite read of 2020 so far, I’ve even pre-ordered two different signed editions (roll on September)! If you’re looking for an epic fantasy escape, you will love this […]Read More The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive Publisher: Tor.com Publish Date: 4 August 2020 Page Count: 512 pages This is one of those times I wish I’d read more reviews before jumping into a book because I certainly wasn’t expecting Harrow the Ninth to be such a challenging read. In this […]Read More Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive Publisher: Stripes Publishing Publish Date: 6 February 2020 Page Count: 384 pages If you follow my blog, you’ll know I try to highlight diversity in SFF. So I was surprised to notice I’ve only ever read two books with a gay male protagonist, both […]Read More Wranglestone by Darren Charlton