Happy Friday! It has been a really great week! We had snow here in the UK over the weekend. It was so cold, but one of the cosiest days ever. Snow, tea, lots of blankets, and books made for a great day.
This is the first book by Gavin Smith that I’ve read, and I’m so happy to say that The Bastard Legion lived up to my hopes and expectations. It has so many things that I absolutely love: a dark and gritty world, cool and complex technology, morally grey characters, and a butt-kicking leading lady. This is a tough one to review because I feel like you should really dive in and discover for yourself, but I’ll do my best.
I had never read anything by Marie Lu before Warcross came out, but I was always interested. When the opportunity to read this book arose, I knew I had to give her a shot. I wasn't sure what to expect and I hadn't read many gaming books.
I feel like I’m saying this at the end of every single month, but seriously how is September already over? This year is absolutely flying by! It has been a brilliant month for reading and for blogging. Not only did I land myself on a few publishers's blogger lists, I launched my YouTube channel! I'm not sure how you could miss that fact if you've been frequently reading this blog -- I'm definitely talking about it and linking it constantly -- but if you did, you can find my channel here 🙂
TBR Thursday is a weekly post hosted by yours truly. If you’d like to participate in TBR Thursdays, please feel free! Link me in your post so I can take a look at what you’ve got on your shelves and so we can cry together about how we are never going to actually finish reading through our TBR piles. All copy is courtesy of Goodreads.
So I’ve done a video review for Electric Dreams already, but I wanted to get one up here too. I know there has been some good reaction to my Beginner’s Guide to Science Fiction (part one and part two), and Electric Dreams is the perfect book for anyone looking to get started with sci-fi.
Happy Friday, you guys! It feels like a proper autumn day here in the UK. The sun is shining but it’s absolutely freezing! This has been a great week for books and reading, but not great for my bookshelves (they’re beginning to sag under the weight). This will probably be quite a long post, so buckle up!
I’m usually not someone who likes memoirs. I often find they they’re incredibly indulgent and not particularly fun to read – see my rant about H is for Hawk. That being said, I’m not sure what drew me to The Outrun. It might have been its gorgeous cover or its setting, but I picked it up for some reason and I’m so glad I did.
Happy Sunday, all! I haven't been doing much with Instagram this week -- I'm just feeling a bit uninspired! I'm going to try to ramp it up next week, but here's a run down of this week's posts.
There are times when a book comes into your life that you think you won't like, but you somehow end up loving. That book for me was The Diabolic. It has so many elements that I usually dislike: an overpowered heroine, a cocky-on-the-outside-but-soft-and-squishy-on-the-inside hero, the ‘this could all be resolved if we actually sat down and talked about our feelings’ romantic subplot. However, everything came together really well and just works.