Cover Love

Anyone who has spent time on this blog knows that I am an absolute sucker for a gorgeous cover. I’ll always pick up a beautifully designed book, and the cover will sway me to purchase a book about 80% of the time.

July TBR Strategy

So I've been doing these monthly TBR strategy posts since April.  I find they're really helpful for organising my thoughts and tackling small-term reading goals.  Here's my strategy for July.

Discussion: Genre Binge

So, I have a problem.  When I like something, I’ll go completely overboard and love it to death.  If I like a song, I’ll play it on repeat until I cannot stand to listen any longer (1997 was a tough year – to this day I cannot listen to ‘My Heart Will Go On’ because Little Justine just loved it so much).  It turns out, I do the same thing with books.

ARC Review: Blackwing

Blackwing is a book I heard about on Twitter, a trend I’m noticing more and more for myself.  I was curious about it, but not hugely compelled to seek it out.  I requested a copy when I saw it go up on NetGalley, and I’m so glad I did. Blackwing was a huge surprise for me, and Ed McDonald has quickly became a new favorite author.

ARC Review: Raven Stratagem

I recently read and reviewed Ninefox Gambit, the first in the Machineries of Empire trilogy. It had been getting great press, was nominated for some of the top honours in science fiction, and has a stunning cover. I picked it up despite it not being my usual taste in sci-fi