Dangerous Women – Edited by George R.R Martin & Gardner Dozois [Books]

I always find it exciting, to open up a new anthology. To discover what stories wait inside, whether it’s a genre-specific anthology covering different themes, or a themed anthology covering different genres. Dangerous Women falls into the latter camp, with stories here ranging from fantasy to sci-fi to horror to historical. And they’re good, though with theContinue reading “Dangerous Women – Edited by George R.R Martin & Gardner Dozois [Books]”

2019: What I’ve Read So Far

So,  we are well over halfway through 2019, and I thought I’d take a moment to look back at the books I’ve read so far this year. Currently, I’ve had a really good year when it comes to reading. I’ve read the second books for two authors I absolutely love (Elizabeth Lim and Angie Thomas),Continue reading “2019: What I’ve Read So Far”

Circe – Madeline Miller [Books]

Sometimes, you read a book that is so wonderfully and beautifully written, with heaps of description aiding the characters and plot, that it feels like you really are transported to the novel’s location. Circe is, without a doubt, one of those books. Circe is the daughter of a Titan and a nymph, but lacks theContinue reading “Circe – Madeline Miller [Books]”

Spin The Dawn – Elizabeth Lim [Books]

Firstly, look at that cover. It is absolutely stunning, and I spent ages just looking at both before and after reading Spin The Dawn. This novel is the story of Maia, a young woman who wants to become the best tailor in the land. However, standing in the way is the fact she is a woman,Continue reading “Spin The Dawn – Elizabeth Lim [Books]”

Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds – Gwenda Bond [Books]

Suspicious Minds is the first Stranger Things tie-in novel, and as such, I was really excited to read it. I love the Netflix series, adore the characters, and was eager to find out more about the Stranger Things universe, prior to the events of the TV show. Especially as this novel focuses on Terry, Eleven’sContinue reading “Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds – Gwenda Bond [Books]”

The Wicker King – K. Ancrum [Books]

Received this as a gift from my lovely boyfriend, because he heard me raving about The Wicked King  (which he got me for Valentine’s Day) and got confused. But this was on my wishlist, so I still really wanted to read it. And, you know what? I loved it. August and Jack have been best friends forContinue reading “The Wicker King – K. Ancrum [Books]”

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]”