June 2020 Reading Wrap Up [Books]

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2 / April Part 1 / April Part 2/ May Part 1 / May Part 2 In the Before Times, I would have been really happy with having read 8 books in a month. Now, I’m happy I ‘only’ read 8, because after hitting double digitsContinue reading “June 2020 Reading Wrap Up [Books]”

The Never Tilting World – Rin Chupeco [Books]

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperTeen Rating: First, I absolutely loved this book. Second, I have no idea why it’s noted as ‘Frozen meets Mad Max’ in the Goodreads summary. The ‘Mad Max’ aspect I totally get. But Frozen? Why? Because it’s…sisters? This book is more akin to Final Fantasy, in really good ways. It’s got theContinue reading “The Never Tilting World – Rin Chupeco [Books]”

That Dreaded TBR #3

It has been way too long since I did this – the last one was back in November. But since then I’ve been trying to catch up and keep ahead of the reviews. And now I’m in a position where I don’t currently have reviews to write for the blog. Weird. Anyway, Part 1 andContinue reading “That Dreaded TBR #3”

The Darkwater Bride – Marty Ross [Books]

Genre: Horror Publisher: Audible Studios Rating:  Katrina believes her father to be a good man, honest and hard-working. He promises her he has to make one last business trip to London, and then he’ll never have to leave home again. But when his body is pulled from the Darkwater, Katrina travels to London to find out whatContinue reading “The Darkwater Bride – Marty Ross [Books]”

The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Carly Schabowski [Books]

Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Bookouture Release Date: July 7th, 2020 Rating:  Michel enjoys his life in Paris, working with horses and living near his dearest friend. But the Nazis are edging closer to the city, and even if Michel doesn’t want to leave, his friend knows he must. Michel ends up on a train heading south, onlyContinue reading “The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Carly Schabowski [Books]”

Penny Dreadful, Volume 1 [Books]

Genre: Horror Publisher: Titan Comics Rating: I really liked the TV series Penny Dreadful. (Not the ending though, but I can’t remember the last time a TV show ending actually left me satisfied) Penny Dreadful is what a good The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen adaptation should look like. Vanessa, in particular, is a fantastic character throughout the series, and I wasContinue reading “Penny Dreadful, Volume 1 [Books]”

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians – H.G. Parry [Books]

Genre: Historical Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Release Date: June 23rd, 2020 Rating: As you can see above, I’m trying something a little bit new with the reviews on the blog. Please do let me know what you think about it. Thank you to Orbit for providing an ebook version of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honestContinue reading “A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians – H.G. Parry [Books]”

May 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part Two [Books]

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2/ April Part 1 / April Part 2 / May Part 1 Black Dogs, Black Tales – Edited by Tabitha Wood & Cassie Hart Review Coming Soon on Dead Head Reviews This is an anthology you should definitely pick up. 17 authors to represent the 17% ofContinue reading “May 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part Two [Books]”

May 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]

January / February / March Part 1 / March Part 2/ April Part 1 / April Part 2 This will be another two parter, as I ended up reading 16 books in May. So I’m not going to even speculate here and say, “Oh I probably won’t read as many in June” because I have nowContinue reading “May 2020 Reading Wrap Up – Part One [Books]”

Writing the Other – Nisi Shawl & Cynthia Ward [Books]

There have long been discussions surrounding representation in books, and those discussions have increased recently. Fact: We need more diverse people in publishing, in various roles, including as agents, editors, in marketing, in buying, in selling. We need people who aren’t going to tell Black men and women they didn’t connect to the ‘voice’ ofContinue reading “Writing the Other – Nisi Shawl & Cynthia Ward [Books]”