Goodreads | Amazon Publisher: Self-published Publish Date: 31 August 2020 Page Count: 380 pages The Aggressive by Gem Jackson is a gut-wrenching explosion of a debut, and one of the best sci-fi books I’ve read this year. I first heard about it in this positive review, so I was excited when the author offered me a […]Read More The Aggressive by Gem Jackson
– 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?
Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive | Waterstones Publisher: Penguin Books Publish Date: 28 July 2020 Page Count: 411 pages A slow-burn story about a mother and son on the run, Lauren Beukes’ dystopian thriller Afterland contains some of the most impressive prose I’ve come across recently. It’s a feminist […]Read More Afterland by Lauren Beukes
Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive Publisher: Angry Robot Publish Date: 9 June 2020 Page Count: 440 pages Red Noise by John P. Murphy has been described as an Akira Kurosawa and spaghetti western-inspired sci-fi romp. Having only a passing familiarity with either of those, I was hoping for some epic […]Read More Red Noise by John P. Murphy
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: Angry Robot Publish Date: 8 September 2020 Page Count: 345 pages 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 […]Read More The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier
Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive | Waterstones Publisher: Solaris Publish Date: 18 August 2020 Page Count: 500 pages 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. We search for […]Read More The House of Styx by Derek Künsken
I just realised that it’s August tomorrow (yeah, I know) so here is my monthly round-up post! – What Happened – The Fantasy Hive’s #WomenInSFF event on Twitter and Instagram was an absolute blast and has put my TBR in a state of shock. Happily, I managed to get through my planned SFF reads from […]Read More What’s up, August?
Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive | Waterstones Publisher: Orbit Books Publish Date: 28 July 2020 Page Count: 546 pages “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 […]Read More CHAOS VECTOR by Megan E. O’Keefe
The First Sister is an upcoming debut novel from queer author Linden A. Lewis. The first instalment in an epic space opera trilogy, this book has already received rave reviews and been labelled a must-read for fans of Ann Leckie, Margaret Atwood, Pierce Brown and James S. A. Corey. Today I had the privilege of […]Read More INTERVIEW: The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis