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.
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