I've been looking for more translated fiction to read, and The Cabinet caught my eye. This was a really interesting read -- an unusual and strange book that juxtaposes the strange an unusual with the mundane.
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
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri Publication date: 10 June 2021 Publisher: Orbit Genre: Fantasy Page count: 562 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is spoiler-free. I am a huge fan of Tasha Suri's books so The Jasmine Throne … Continue reading Book Review: The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
Having read and loved Clark's Cairo novellas earlier this year, I was so incredibly excited to read an advance copy of his upcoming novella, Ring Shout. Although it is very different in terms of tone and setting, Clark's newest story is an incredibly powerful horror tale.
I'll be honest, "gender-swapped Alexander the Great retelling set in space" was all I needed to know about Unconquerable Sun when it originally crossed my path -- it immediately got added to the "most anticipated books of the year" list. Having only read, but absolutely adored, one book by Kate Elliott before, I knew she'd be able to pull of a book with such an epic scope.
Having read Lee's Ninefox Gambit, I knew that I should expect a few things from Phoenix Extravagant: an incredibly immersive and original world, great characters, and a compelling read. While I enjoyed Ninefox Gambit, his latest novel absolutely blows it out of the water for me.
I've been doing a lot of reading, but not a lot of blogging, while in lockdown. In an effort to catch up on my outstanding reviews, I'm introducing Quarantine Reads! Check out mini reviews of three books I read during lockdown that I never got to share my thoughts on.
A new book from Adrian Tchaikovsky, one of my favourite authors, is always an exciting event. The Doors of Eden was a book that immediately caught my attention with its stunning cover and intriguing concept. I had sky-high expectations for this book, and I am so pleased to say thatthey were absolutely met! The Doors of Eden is an incredibly accessible, fun, and thought-provoking science fiction story with Tchaikovsky's signature twist.
What an absolutely delightful book! Despite the fact that I am not much of a contemporary YA reader, I knew that I would enjoy Bookish and the Beast. I adore Poston's Once Upon a Con series -- and you can see my reviews for Geekerella and The Princess and the Fangirl here -- and my high expectations for this story were absolutely met.