You all are probably aware that Adrian Tchaikovsky is one of my absolute favourite science fiction authors. I've only encountered one of his sci-fi novellas, Walking to Aldebaran, and absolutely loved it. So when I found out that he was coming out with a new one, I had to get my hands on it. One Day All This Will Be Yours is a darkly funny book that tackles the ethics of time travel and how far you'll go to stop humanity from breaking the world (again).
The Mask of Mirrors is a book that seemed like it had my name written all over it: a female con artist worming her way into a wealthy noble family, a magical sickness plaguing the city, and more politics than you can shake a stick at. Despite the fact that there were some fantastic things about this book, I was left feeling a little let down by The Mask of Mirrors.
It's time for some more mini reviews! Both of these young adult titles were sent to me by Penguin in exchange for an honest review, and they're both a little different from what I usually read. I read these both last month and wanted to share my thoughts!
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