The Aggressive by Gem Jackson

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 […]

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What’s up, September?

– 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 […]

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Afterland by Lauren Beukes

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 […]

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Red Noise by John P. Murphy

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 […]

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Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

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 […]

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The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier

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 […]

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What’s up, August?

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 […]

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CHAOS VECTOR by Megan E. O’Keefe

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 […]

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