I’ve been hearing amazing things about the Witchlands books for ages, but had never picked them up. With the release of Bloodwitch, the third book in the series, in February, I decided to finally pick up Truthwitch. I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner -- Truthwitch was an absolute delight and one of my favourite YA fantasies this year.
The Armored Saint by Myke Cole Publisher: Tot Books Publication date: 07 March 2018 Genre: Fantasy Page count: 208 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars This is a spoiler-free review. The novella is really evolving into a fantastic medium for storytelling, especially in fantasy. No longer are novellas simply a way to … Continue reading Book Review: The Amored Saint by Myke Cole
The Raven Tower is a funny one because if you described it to me, I’d be sure it wouldn't be my thing. However, I am so glad I took a chance on this weird and wonderful fantasy debut -- I think it's a book that will stick with me for a long time. Ann Leckie is the author of the mind-bending, completely cool Ancillary Justice. I adore that book and was so excited to see how her writing style would transfer over to fantasy.
Everless has been lurking on my TBR since late 2017, and I’ve only just had the chance to pick it up. I had heard amazing things about this book, but wasn’t sure about how much I’d enjoy it -- I had thought I’d seen this kind of plot many times before. I was so wrong -- Everless is a gorgeous, fresh fantasy novel that I lost myself in.
The YA book world is currently buzzing about The Gilded Wolves, a new heist novel from Roshani Chokshi that looked like so much fun. It has heists! Diversity! 17th century Paris! Magic! What’s not to love? I went into this book with high expectations, and while I liked it well enough I just didn’t love it as much as everyone else seems to at the moment. While there were aspects that were good, I had some issues with other parts.
Years after his crime spree, the Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist didn’t have as much public interest as criminals like Jack the Ripper or the Zodiac killer, but for one woman, the capture of this man became an obsession. The Golden State Killer terrorised California residents across the 70’s and 80’s, committing over 50 rapes and at least 10 murders. True crime writer Michelle McNamara dedicated her life to finding this man's identity and putting him behind bars. Although she did not live to see his capture in 2018 -- she sadly passed away in 2016 -- she was instrumental in keeping these heinous crimes in the public consciousness.
I’ve been reading so much fantasy lately and I’ve had a craving for some great sci-fi. Enter This Splintered Silence -- a book I had heard nothing about until I had the opportunity to request a copy. I’m so glad I took a chance on this novel -- it is a fast paced sci-if thriller that will delight fans of Lauren James’ The Loneliest Girl in the Universe.