First Line Friday – 10th July

Welcome to my First Line Friday! This is my first time trying this book meme hosted by Wondering Words. Can you guess what book these opening lines are from? The Rules Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page Copy theContinue reading “First Line Friday – 10th July”

Gideon the Ninth

Name: Gideon the Ninth 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, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword,Continue reading “Gideon the Ninth”

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 😍”

2 Star Review: I Am Not a Number

Name: I Am Not A Number Author: Lisa Heathfield Published: 2019 They promised to make the country better for everyone. They didn’t promise this. The Traditionals have been voted to lead the country, winning people over with talks of healing a broken society, of stronger families and safer streets. They promised a happier future forContinue reading “2 Star Review: I Am Not a Number”

A Space Oddity: Encounters by Jason Wallace

Name: Encounters Author: Jason Wallace Published: 2017 Song: Starlight by Muse Zimbabwe. 1994. A group of schoolchildren see strange lights in the sky… and this day changes 6 young people’s lives forever. Encounters follows their tangled, tortured lives as they struggle to understand what they witnessed. And out of this darkness comes a group ofContinue reading “A Space Oddity: Encounters by Jason Wallace”

The Best Dystopian Thriller of This Year: Killer T

Name: Killer T Author: Robert Muchamore Published: 2018 Harry and Charlie live in a world of designer babies, gene splicing in garages and genetically modified bugs. Now, with a lab in your cellar, you can enhance your brain to pass tests or change a few genes to get a permanent tan and bikini body. But the world didn’t expect the devastation thatContinue reading “The Best Dystopian Thriller of This Year: Killer T”

A B-Tech Jurasic Park: The Extinction Trials

Name: The Extinction Trials Author: S M Wilson Published: 2017 Everyone knows dinosaurs were wiped out millions of years ago. But what if they weren’t? In a near future reality, dinosaurs are no longer things of myth and legend. They are real. And for humans on Earthasia, food is limited and space is close to none. TheContinue reading “A B-Tech Jurasic Park: The Extinction Trials”

Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go

Name: Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go Author: Patrick Ness Published: 2008 In the New World, there are no secrets. There are no privacy. And there are no women. Ever since the Noise germ killed all the women and half the men in Prentisstown, everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts and emotions inContinue reading “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go”

READY PLAYER ONE: the film or the book?

I’ve completed my first 10 book blogs (yay!) so I thought I might do something different, so here it is. Ready Player One is a sci-fi book set in the future, where humans have burnt up the ozone layer and pretty much all other life forms; their only escape is a free virtual reality called theContinue reading “READY PLAYER ONE: the film or the book?”