We Men of Ash and Shadow has the themes and moody atmosphere that earns it a GD membership card, but Tinsley’s novel feels fresh, intelligent and bold.Read More We Men of Ash and Shadow by HL Tinsley
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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
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 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 |Book Depository Publisher: self-published Publish Date: 5 February 2020 Page Count: 121 pages In the rather short lifespan of jakeisreading.com, I’ve only reviewed titles from well-known publishers. I was therefore excited when Rebecca Crunden provided me with a copy of her self-published book Dust & Lightning in exchange for an honest review. […]Read More Dust and Lightning by Rebecca Crunden