What’s up, October?

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 myContinue reading “What’s up, October?”

The Synchronised Six by Elmer Wynn

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 findContinue reading “The Synchronised Six by Elmer Wynn”

The Jealousy of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey

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 withContinue reading “The Jealousy of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey”

The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short

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 single novel, this is exactly what Jordan Loyal Short has done with The Skald’s Black Verse, his firstContinue reading “The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short”

The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey

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 thatContinue reading “The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey”

The Aggressive by Gem Jackson

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 copy in exchange for an honest opinion. I’m glad to see that Dean fromContinue reading “The Aggressive by Gem Jackson”

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?”

Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall

Volke is an outcast, the orphan of criminal parents with no prospects beyond his gravedigging apprenticeship. Yet he dreams of becoming a famous arcanist – a person who bonds with a mystical animal and gains unique, magical abilities. “The white hart huffed and let out a single laugh. Then he turned to face me, hisContinue reading “Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall”