Damn Fine Story – Chuck Wendig [Books]

I love books about writing. I love reading about the craft, seeing different ways of doing the same thing, taking notes so I can look back over them later. Stephen King’s On Writing is probably the most well known, with good reason. It should have pride of place on any writer’s bookshelf. But so should Chuck Wendig’s DamnContinue reading “Damn Fine Story – Chuck Wendig [Books]”

The Doll Factory – Elizabeth Macneal [Books]

The Doll Factory is author Elizabeth Macneal’s debut novel, telling the story of Iris, a young woman who earns to escape the doll shop she is trapped in, and who wants to paint. A meeting with a pre-Raphaelite painter changes her whole life, but there are other dangers, lurking in the shadows. The novel is toldContinue reading “The Doll Factory – Elizabeth Macneal [Books]”

The Boys, Volume One: The Name of the Game – Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson [Graphic Novels]

WARNING: There is likely to be swearing in this review, as personally I think it might be hard to talk about The Boys without a little bit of swearing. The Boys is a small group of people, four men, one woman, who have one job: to keep the superheroes in line. Superheroes who the publicContinue reading “The Boys, Volume One: The Name of the Game – Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson [Graphic Novels]”

The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen [Books]

Dear friends, One thing I want you to understand, is I will never disguise my feelings about a book on this blog. I will, however, always try to find the good in something. But if I say I liked a book, I liked it. If I gush about how great it is, I absolutely lovedContinue reading “The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen [Books]”

To Plot or To Pants [Writing]

For a long time, writers have referred to themselves in one of two ways. As a plotter, or a pantser. The discussion around both appears in interviews, articles, on social media…anywhere you get writers talking, the question comes up. Are you a plotter, or are you a pantser? Personally, I’ve always been more of aContinue reading “To Plot or To Pants [Writing]”

On The Come Up – Angie Thomas [Books]

When I read Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, I knew this was an author I was going to follow for a long, long time. I was super excited when I heard about her next book, On The Come Up, and honestly, I almost squealed in excitement when I spotted it in my local bookshop.Continue reading “On The Come Up – Angie Thomas [Books]”

The Fever King – Victoria Lee [Books]

  Before I get into this, I just want to mention I received this book from Ashleigh (@edwardanddamon on Twitter), after winning it in one of her monthly giveaways. You should definitely go check her out because she’s awesome. In a future version of the USA, Noam, the bisexual son of undocumented immigrants, survives anContinue reading “The Fever King – Victoria Lee [Books]”

The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]

I only recently started reading Victoria Schwab’s novels. I started with City of Ghosts, then read A Darker Shade of Magic, shortly before going to an author event in Waterstones, Cardiff, where I picked up the next two Shades of Magic books and The Near Witch, money being the only thing stopping me from pickingContinue reading “The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]”

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School – Kim Newman [Books]

After Amy Thomsett’s mother finds her floating on the ceiling, Amy is shipped off to Drearcliff Grange, but rather than squash this strange ability out of her, Amy learns more about her abilities, while her and her new found friends are tested in various ways. They face off against The Hooded Conspiracy, before a newContinue reading “The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School – Kim Newman [Books]”