ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens

Not for the faint of hearts or weak of knees, this is an incredibly visceral, brutal book. In short: bi panic means aunt is nearly eaten by sexy goblins, while her ace niece uses ace superpowers to avoid goblin seduction… but her family cracks under weight of witchy lies. Name: Not Good For Maidens Author:Continue reading “ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens”

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!”

A Controversial Thriller: ‘As Good As Dead’ Review

This will be quite a polarizing book… that was a RIDE. Name: As Good As Dead Author: Holly Jackson Published: August 2021 Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. She’s used to online death threats in the wake of her viral true-crime podcast,Continue reading “A Controversial Thriller: ‘As Good As Dead’ Review”

Make Some Noise For ‘I Kissed Shara Wheeler’!

Change of plan. This book was going to be part of my ‘Is It Worth the Hype’ series, where I read and review popular books so you don’t have to. Find it here. But…where is the hype for IKSW? I haven’t seen nearly enough noise for Casey McQuiston’s latest novel – this is not aContinue reading “Make Some Noise For ‘I Kissed Shara Wheeler’!”

Iron Widow: A Raging Review

Gloriously brutal. Feminist and furious. There’s a reason Iron Widow has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for 34 weeks. Here’s why. Name: Iron Widow Author: Xiran Jay Zhao Published: Oct 2021 The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle theContinue reading “Iron Widow: A Raging Review”

Can the narrator please shut up? ‘Aurora Rising’ Book Review

While the chatty, informal style is for fans of Percy Jackson, the main difference between Percy Jackson and Aurora Rising? Percy Jackson is actually funny… Name: Aurora Rising Author: Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff Published: 2019 The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupilContinue reading “Can the narrator please shut up? ‘Aurora Rising’ Book Review”

Recent Release Reviews: Ace Of Spades

Okay, Ace Of Spades was ‘recently released’ when I planned this post, but I forgot to factor in the time it would take to actually read and then review it. And… now it’s September. But that in no way takes away from how spine chillingly brilliant Ace Of Spades was. Name: Ace Of Spades Author:Continue reading “Recent Release Reviews: Ace Of Spades”

2 AMAZING Arc Graphic Novels

So, as you might know, I’m pretty new to the whole ARC thing. Whilst it’s amazing to have all these gorgeous books available (and not so amazing that I now have deadlines for reading), I hadn’t yet hit a 5 star book. I hadn’t read an ARC that made me want to cry my eyesContinue reading “2 AMAZING Arc Graphic Novels”

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”