Why are reviews for books you absolutely loved the most difficult to write? You all probably know by now that Becky Chambers is one of my absolute favourite authors of all time. I adore her cosy science fiction writing and a new book from her is always a big event in my reading life. I went into The Galaxy and the Ground Within knowing exactly how much I'd love it, and all my expectations were met.
Welcome to my stop on the Winterkeep blog tour! The latest installment in the Realm of the Graceling series comes out today - eight years after the publication of Bitterblue -- and our favourite gang of royals and rebels finds themselves in trouble in a fantastical land across the sea.
Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert Publisher: Penguin Books Publication date: 14 January 2021 Genre: YA fantasy short stories Page count: 223 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. Finally, the book I had been waiting … Continue reading Book Review: Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert
Welcome to my stop on the Letters from the Dead blog tour! This historical crime novel is twisty, harrowing, and perfect for cosying up with on a cold winter's night. Check out my thoughts below! Letters from the Dead by Sam Hurcom Publisher: Orion Books Publication date: 26 November 2020 Genre: Gothic/crime fiction Page count: … Continue reading Blog Tour: Letters from the Dead by Sam Hurcom
Welcome to my stop on the Ashes of the Sun blog tour! I'm in the middle of this fabulous new adult fantasy book, and I can't wait for you all to read it too. I'm so delighted to share an extract from the first chapter of Ashes of the Sun, where you'll meet the badass … Continue reading Blog Tour: Ashes of the Sun by Django Wexler
For October's Off the Grid readathon, I decided to build a spooky little TBR! I ended up reading two classics of the horror genre: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. This decision may or may not have been influenced by my recent binging of … Continue reading Mini Reviews: The Turn of the Screw and The Haunting of Hill House
Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris Publisher: Gollancz Publication date: 3 September 2020 Genre: Fantasy novella Page count: 224 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars For the past few years, I find myself looking forward to the latest installment in Joanne M. Harris' Child Ballad novellas. Lovely, atmospheric, and such a treat to read, … Continue reading Book Review: Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling Publisher: HarperVoyager Publication date: 16 May 2019 Genre: Science fiction Page count: 432 pages Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars My spooky October reading continues with the tense sci-fi thriller, The Luminous Dead. I was so curious about this one because I wasn't sure what to expect -- was … Continue reading Book Review: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
Everyone was talking about Raybearer in the lead-up to its release, and as with most hyped YA fantasy books I was a little cautious going in. I'm a reader that can really be let down by hype, however I'm here to say that Raybearer is absolutely worth your time and is one of the best books of the year!
I'm an enthusiastic listener of true crime podcasts, having been caught up in the My Favorite Murder craze back when it started, but have read very few true crime books. While I've moved on to better and more responsible podcasts, my interest in true crime remains. When the opportunity to read Killing for Company crossed my path, I decided to give it a go, despite some of my discomfort around true crime reporting and attitudes.