The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier

As a trained phlebotomist, I’m fully qualified to tell you that this book is bloody fun. Chris Panatier’s upcoming debut novel has satisfied a thirst I didn’t know I had for a dystopian heist adventure. The Phlebotomist is set in 2067 after a series of nuclear attacks have led to radiation poisoning and a slewContinue reading “The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier”

The House of Styx by Derek Künsken

While aspiring authors are often told to “write the book you want to read”, booklovers are constantly on a mission to read the book they want to read, searching for those special stories that feel deeply personal and stay in your thoughts for years. For me, The House of Styx is one of those stories.Continue reading “The House of Styx by Derek Künsken”

We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

I was lucky enough to win a copy of We Ride the Storm from the author who was commemorating the surprise #kiill typo in the UK edition. This novel is the first instalment in a stand-alone quartet following the events of The Vengeance Trilogy. It has received a lot of attention having been a runner-upContinue reading “We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson”

CHAOS VECTOR by Megan E. O’Keefe

“We all have our one… The one person you’d burn the universe down to save, or to condemn.” “And do we get one of each?” She smiled to herself, tight and strained. “No. Life’s never that clean.” I recently read the first instalment in The Protectorate series, now one of my all-time favourite sci-fi booksContinue reading “CHAOS VECTOR by Megan E. O’Keefe”

The Space Between Worlds by Macaiah Johnson

Back in May I went on a crazed Netgalley requesting spree that resulted in a daunting queue of books on my Kindle. With the pressure to get them read and reviewed before their publish dates I’ve been reading as fast as I can, often without sparing the time to re-read the book descriptions that IContinue reading “The Space Between Worlds by Macaiah Johnson”

Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall

Volke is an outcast, the orphan of criminal parents with no prospects beyond his gravedigging apprenticeship. Yet he dreams of becoming a famous arcanist – a person who bonds with a mystical animal and gains unique, magical abilities. “The white hart huffed and let out a single laugh. Then he turned to face me, hisContinue reading “Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall”

VELOCITY WEAPON by Megan E. O’Keefe

VELOCITY WEAPON is the first installment in O’Keefe’s The Protectorate series and has been on my To Be Read list since it was published last year. I couldn’t actually recall the premise, but rather than checking the blurb I jumped straight in and… wow. When I read what is probably my favourite prologue of allContinue reading “VELOCITY WEAPON by Megan E. O’Keefe”

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”

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

So this is my final review of books shortlisted for the 2020 Hugo Awards best novel! Check out my June post for more Hugos reviews, as well as information about the #ReadersWithoutBorders charity readathon. There’s still time to donate for your chance to win a free book! A vast battle ground is established between EarthContinue reading “The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley”

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”