Book Review: Together We Burn by Isabel Ibañez

Publisher: Titan BooksFormat: ebookRelease Date: July 5th, 2022Genre: Fantasy – Historical – RomanceGoodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars I’ll admit I was completely and utterly swept away by this book. Set in a fantasy version of Spain, where instead of bulls, they fight dragons, Zarela is the daughter of a flamenco dancer and a Dragonador. Her fatherContinue reading “Book Review: Together We Burn by Isabel Ibañez”

Graphic Novel Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969

by Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill (Illustrator)Publisher: Knockabout ComicsFormat: PaperbackGenre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Alternate HistoryRelease Date: April 1st, 2011Goodreads Rating: 2/5 Stars I feel like I am too far into this series to back out now, but seriously, what is this? I gave this a two star on Goodreads, which they suggest translates as ‘it was okay’, and ifContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969”

Book Review: False Colours by Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Cornerstone DigitalFormat: ebookRelease Date: February 28th, 2011 (first published 1963)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars After two books, Heyer is now one of my favourite authors. There’s a wonderful wit to her work, and characters who are delightful and frustrating and funny. She has this way of really drawing a couple together, and planting seeds forContinue reading “Book Review: False Colours by Georgette Heyer”

Book Review: Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater

Publisher: OrbitFormat: ebookRelease Date: April 5th, 2022Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars As soon as I saw the words Regency Faerie Tales I knew I had to check this out. The mixture of Historical/Regency, Fantasy and Romance is done so brilliantly here, you can see threads of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and A Declaration of theContinue reading “Book Review: Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater”

Graphic Novel Review: Doctor Who – The Widow’s Curse

Publisher: Panini Release Date: November 19th, 2016Genre: Sci-Fi/Media Tie-In Rating: 3/5 Stars Other Doctor Who Comic Collection Reviews: The Iron Legion / The Tides of Time / Voyager / The FloodOther Doctor Who Graphic Novel Reviews: The Eleventh Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 1 / The Eleventh Doctor Archives Omnibus, Vol 2 So I didn’t realise I’d skipped a volumeContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Doctor Who – The Widow’s Curse”

Book Review: The History of Video Games by Charlie Fish

Publisher: Pen & Sword, WhiteowlFormat: ebookRelease Date: March 31st, 2021Genre: Non-Fiction – HistoryGoodreads Rating: 3/5 Stars The History of Video Games is a short book, giving more of a broad overview of video games than anything too incredibly detailed. And it works well for an overview, with sections dedicated to particular personalities, and a chapterContinue reading “Book Review: The History of Video Games by Charlie Fish”

Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews

Publisher: Faber and FaberFormat: ebookRelease Date: March 8th, 2022Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars I haven’t read anything by Toews until Fight Night, but this book has definitely made me more interested in reading more from her. Swiv, nine-years-old and living in Toronto, is tasked by her grandmother to write to Swiv’s absent father. In Swiv’s voice,Continue reading “Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews”

Book Review: The Ghost of Glendale by Natalie Kleinman

Publisher: Sapere BooksFormat: ebookRelease Date: December 15th, 2021Genre: Regency RomanceGoodreads Rating: 2/5 Stars I spoke recently about my delving deeper into Romance in my review for Knock Down Dragon Out. I also mentioned my dislike of Romance where the couple meet and immediately get along, with nothing standing in their way (such as each otherContinue reading “Book Review: The Ghost of Glendale by Natalie Kleinman”

Graphic Novel Review: The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 1: The Faust Act

by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrations), Matt Wilson (Colorist), Calyton CowlesPublisher: Image ComicsFormat: PaperbackGenre: Urban FantasyRelease Date: November 12th, 2014Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars How have I not read this any earlier? I am the type of person who avoids looking too much into things before selecting something to read. I enjoy reading reviews, but whenContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 1: The Faust Act”

Book Review: Knock Down Dragon Out by Krystal Shannan

Publisher: KS PublishingFormat: ebookRelease Date: April 26th, 2018Genre: Paranormal RomanceGoodreads Rating: 3/5 Stars A variety of factors have meant I’ve been able to read more Romance recently, which is great. It’s a genre I truly love, but as I’m still relatively new, it means I’m in the process of learning what I like and don’tContinue reading “Book Review: Knock Down Dragon Out by Krystal Shannan”