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 isContinue reading “What’s up, September?”

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 fromContinue reading “What’s up, August?”

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?”

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”

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

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! Middlegame is an incredibly ambitious book that is universal in scope. I’ve been sitting on this review forContinue reading “Middlegame by Seanan McGuire”

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, but I’m currently reading the final best novel finalist before I dive into the six best novella finalists! Its been a varied experience so far, perhaps because I’ve had relatively high expectations for all of the novels.Continue reading “A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine”

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

I’ve had Ten Thousand Doors of January for months but postponed reading it as I’d recently finished Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series and felt my portal fantasy quota had been met for the year. However, I’m glad I picked it up as part of my Hugo Award readathon for #Readerswithoutborders, as it’s an entirely differentContinue reading “The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow”

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. It’s written with emotional intelligence that can be lacking in the genre. Since I started reviewingContinue reading “STORMBLOOD by Jeremy Szal”

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

Jebi is a Hwagugin artist and somewhat of a pacifist, struggling to make a living in a country recently incorporated into the Empire of Razan. When Razanei racism threatens Jebi’s livelihood, they accept a job at the Ministry of Armor, using their artistic skills to harness the mysterious magic that gives life to the automata,Continue reading “Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee”

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?”