Preludes & Nocturnes – The Sandman, Volume 1 [Books]

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Vertigo Rating: I kind of knew I would like this, having heard about the series for years and years and years and only just getting around to picking it up, but I don’t think I ever really realised just how much I would like it. In an attempt to capture Death, a groupContinue reading “Preludes & Nocturnes – The Sandman, Volume 1 [Books]”

The Sin Eater – Megan Campisi [Books]

Genre: Historical Fantasy Publisher: Pan Macmillian Release Date: 23/07/2020 Rating: Throughout this book, I found myself flipping between three and four stars. This book is a solid 3.5, I think, but I don’t do half stars so it gets rounded up to four. May Owens doesn’t really know her place in the world. But beforeContinue reading “The Sin Eater – Megan Campisi [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]”

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 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]”

Breakfast at Bronzefield – Sophie Campbell [Books]

Breakfast at Bronzefield is an honest account of a woman’s time spent in two women’s prisons in the UK. Campbell (a pseudonym) isn’t just upfront about what she experienced in prison, but is very much clear in her accounts of herself, the people she dealt with in the court system, the lawyers, and her ownContinue reading “Breakfast at Bronzefield – Sophie Campbell [Books]”