Malibu Rising is the latest, highly anticipated release from Taylor Jenkins Reid — fans of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones. While this book has crossover with the other two — they take place in the same 'universe' — Malibu Rising is a very different story. It depicts the dark side of fame and the ones it can leave behind.
Carmilla by Sheridan le Fanu Publisher: Puskin Press Publication date: 24 October 2021 (1872) Genre: Gothic horror Page count: 160 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Carmilla is the original vampire story, steeped in the sexual tension between two young women and gothic romance.In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, teenaged Laura … Continue reading Book Review: Carmilla by Sheridan le Fanu
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix Publisher: Titan Books Publication date: 13 July 2021 Genre: Horror Page count: 400 pages Rating: 2 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. In horror movies, the final girl is the one who's … Continue reading Book Review: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes Publisher: Picador Publication date: 13 May 2021 Genre: Non fiction Page count: 320 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 stars The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the … Continue reading Book Review: Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes
Once again, Becky Chambers strikes gold with her wonderful and insightful science fiction novella, Psalm for the Wild-Built. The start of a new series, this book presents the reader with a philosophical and thoughtful tale of friendship and finding your purpose.
Laura Purcell is one of my favourite authors! Her Gothic fiction is the absolute perfect thing to curl up with on a cold wintery night. This is exactly what I did when I read her latest book, The Shape of Darkness, in one sitting.
Winter's Orbit was one of my most highly anticipated books of this year. A science fiction romance featuring some of my favourite romance tropes? Yes please. I ended up absolutely devouring this book and totally fell in love with the world and the characters.
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.
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.