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”

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”

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”

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

By now you’ll know that I’m participating in the #ReadersWithoutBorders June reading challenge. I’m spreading my posts out a bit but I’m now reading the final best novel finalist before I dive into the 6 best novella finalists! Its been a varied experience so far, perhaps because I’ve had quite high expectations for all ofContinue reading “A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine”

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

As I mentioned in my June TBR post, this month I am participating in the #ReadersWithoutBorders readathon organised by @JDRoberts_SFF over at The Worlds of Sci-fi & Fantasy, raising money for Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Check out his event post to find out how you can participate, or to donate toContinue reading “The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders”

STORMBLOOD by Jeremy Szal

Even if you’re not into military sci-fi, don’t make the mistake of overlooking STORMBLOOD, an epic debut novel from Jeremy Szal. Perhaps more accurately described as a sci-fi mystery/thriller, this is an incredibly well thought out, multi-faceted sci-fi story written with an emotional intelligence that can be lacking in the genre. Since I started reviewingContinue reading “STORMBLOOD by Jeremy Szal”

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?”

Dust & Lightning by Rebecca Crunden

In the rather short lifespan of jakeisreading.com I’ve only reviewed titles from well-known publishers, so I was excited when Rebecca Crunden provided me with a copy of her self-published book Dust & Lightning in exchange for an honest review. It turned out to be a no fuss, straight up space adventure that I tore throughContinue reading “Dust & Lightning by Rebecca Crunden”

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”