Thank you to Arina from The Bookwyrm’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dean from Book Vagabond for the Sunshine Blogger Award nomination! Both of them are fantastic reviewers who have influenced my TBR, so go and follow them if you don’t already. My apologies to anyone who has tagged me for this in the past, […]Read More The Sunshine Blogger Award
Hello, bookworld! It wouldn’t be a monthly post if I didn’t kick off by saying “where the hell did the time go?!” So, like, where DID it go? – What Happened – September was a busy and exciting month of books thanks to Self-Published Fantasy Month. I was happy to get through most of my […]Read More What’s up, October?
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
Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Book Depository | Hive Publisher: Solaris Publish Date: 28 May 2019 Page Count: 140 pages Ever since I read Dogs of War and Children of Time, I’ve been a huge fan of Adrian Tchaikovsky. He’s an exceptional writer who comfortably flits between fantasy and sci-fi, and uses his interest in zoology […]Read More Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky
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
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?