Annhilation had been languishing on my TBR for over a year before I picked it up for the N.E.W.T.s readathon. Having loved the film version starring Natalie Portman, I had high hopes for this weird little book, however I’m not entirely sure what to think.
Happy Friday, everyone! This has been a weird week for me for a number of reasons, but particularly because I've been working from home this entire week! I'm so ready for the long weekend and can't wait to read some new books.
I absolutely love Lauren James’s The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, so I was naturally thrilled to pick up a copy of her latest book, The Starlight Watchmaker. A novella from Barrington Stoke, a publisher that focuses on readable books for dyslexic and reluctant young readers, I couldn’t wait to get my paws on this little book. I did enjoy it, but I found that I couldn’t quite turn off my detail-obsessed adult sci-fi brain!
Sorcerer to the Crown is a book that has been on my radar for years, but I never picked up for whatever reason. After meeting Zen at the MCM Comic Con Blogger Brunch and being totally charmed by her, I decided to pick up the audiobook. I’m so glad I did! Sorcerer to the Crown is the perfectly whimsical historical fantasy for a rainy day.
Happy Friday, everyone! This week has flown by and it has been a really good one for reading. This is mostly because Scottish Husband is currently away on a work trip and I've just been reading the days away. I've also been squishing the cats a lot -- they're not pleased.
Much to my surprise, I have been reading and loving a number of novellas this year. While it is not a format I usually gravitate toward, I am finding myself loving these shorter tales. However, I do sometimes feel that novellas deserve to be full-length novels, and this was the case with Silver in the Wood.
The Calculating Stars seems to be the book that everyone is talking about in the sci-fi world. The winner of the Nebula Award, and probably the winner of many more awards this year, it sounded like the perfect book for me. Lady astronauts, an alternate version of the 1950’s, and smashing the patriarchy with science? Sounds like a brilliant book, right? However, this turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments of the year for me. I'm afraid this will be a very unpopular opinion, as this book is so beloved by the science fiction community.