Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!

Brutal. This book is gloriously, gorgeously brutal – it takes no prisoners, and your breath away. Name: Gideon the Ninth (Locked Tomb Series: Book 1) Author: Tamsyn Muir Published: 2019 Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons,Continue reading “Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!”

Llamas and Loafers: ‘The Bane Chronicles’ Book Review

My most unexpected favourite of 2021… Name: The Bane Chronicles Authors: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson Published: 2014 It’s not easy being Magnus Bane. As a warlock, he’s often called upon to fix the problems of others, his life has been long and his loves have been many. And Magnus has aContinue reading “Llamas and Loafers: ‘The Bane Chronicles’ Book Review”

Feminist Fairytales: ‘The Language Of Thorns’ Review

Some of the stories were dark Name: The Language Of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Author: Leigh Bardugo Illustrator: Sara Kipin Published: 2017 Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. A collection of six lavishly illustrated stories filled with betrayals, romance and revenge. Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, ofContinue reading “Feminist Fairytales: ‘The Language Of Thorns’ Review”

Badass Bone Nuns: Harrow the Ninth Review

Harrow the Ninth made me smile and laugh and sleep with the lights on. Crunchy, air-punchy… confusing. But I think this was the best book I’ve ever read. Name: Harrow the Ninth Author: Tamsyn Muir Published: 2020 She answered the Emperor’s call.She arrived with her arts, her wits, and her only friend.In victory, her worldContinue reading “Badass Bone Nuns: Harrow the Ninth Review”

1920s Quaranteens: ‘In The Shadow Of Blackbirds’ Review

This is one of those books you find in the back of a Charity Shop… that’s surprisingly good. Name: In The Shadow Of Blackbirds Author: Cat Winters Published: 2013 In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and theContinue reading “1920s Quaranteens: ‘In The Shadow Of Blackbirds’ Review”

Clary Fray Is Not My Bae (City of Bones Review)

I finally started ‘The Mortal Instruments’… and I hate it. Name: City of Bones Author: Cassandra Clare Published: 2007 When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarreContinue reading “Clary Fray Is Not My Bae (City of Bones Review)”

King of Scars

Name: King Of Scars Author: Leigh Bardugo Published: 2019 Face your demons . . . or feed them. Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war – and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at hisContinue reading “King of Scars”

Books I’m Too Chicken To Read

I like to think that I’m kind of tough when it comes to horror, but there are a few that are never happening. This was inspired by the tag for this week’s #TopTenTuesday, a book meme held over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Are there any books that you’re too chicken to read? Or haveContinue reading “Books I’m Too Chicken To Read”

😍 Top 5 Most Aesthetic Books 😍

Do you ever turn to the cover of a book and start internally screaming (occaisonally externally)? Sometimes this may be to mourn the death of my favourite character, or as a kind of shield between me and any cringeness occuring inside, but often it’s beacause the cover is so beautiful. So today I’m counting downContinue reading “😍 Top 5 Most Aesthetic Books 😍”

The Six of Crows Duology

Name: Six of Crows Author: Leigh Bardugo Published: 2015 Song: Believer by Imagine Dragons Kaz Brekker is a criminal prodigy. He rules the streets of Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price. Kaz is offered the chance at a deadly heist that will make him richContinue reading “The Six of Crows Duology”