I absolutely loved Spellbook of the Lost and Found when I read it back in 2017. Ever since then, I’ve been a big fan of Doyle’s fantastic, dream-like writing. All the Bad Apples was a hugely anticipated book for me, and I’m so pleased to say that I loved it even more than I could have hoped.
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books Publication date: 18 July 2019 Genre: Science fiction Page count: 208 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. … Continue reading Blogger Blast: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohter and Max Gladstone
Regardless of how much I manage to read in a given week, month, or year, I always seem to be behind the times in some way. There are so many authors and series that I feel like I’m missing out on, and R. J. Barker's Wounded Kingdom was one of them. Despite having heard so many great things about his books, particularly from my lovely friend Bethan at The Fantasy Hive, I had never picked up any of them up until now. I decided to fix this and I’m so happy I did! Age of Assassins is firmly sat on my ‘why didn’t I read this sooner?’ shelf alongside books like City of Stairs and Jade City.
Embers of War first came onto my radar when it won the British Science Fiction Award for best novel in 2018. Curious and craving some good sci-fi, I decided to pick it up and see what all the fuss was about. To my surprise and delight, it features one of my absolute favourite tropes in science fiction -- sentient spaceships! I ended up really enjoying this fun sci-fi romp -- in many ways it captured the fun and essence of the Star Wars films and translated it onto paper.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Kingdom, a YA fantasy dystopian novel guaranteed to get under your skin. Take a look at my review below, as well as the other stops on the blog tour.
I had been hearing a lot about Gumiho, titled Wicked Fox in the US, and was curious to see what all the hype was about. While I expected to like this book, I ended up absolutely loving it! To me, it is the perfect example of how YA romance should be written.
Magic for Liars is a book that seemed like it captured all of my interests -- it’s set at a magic school in my home state of California and features a murder mystery that our non-magical private investigator must solve. Although I liked Magic for Liars well enough, it didn’t quite meet my high expectations.