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!”

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”

May Reading Round Up: All The Places I’ve Travelled To

This was not posted in June. Your eyes deceive you. I’ve never been to America. I’ve never been to Asia, or battle field, or dark space… but sometimes it feels like I have. It’s a cliché, but reading really does transport you. You can travel time and space to places you’ve never been or neverContinue reading “May Reading Round Up: All The Places I’ve Travelled To”

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”

Books That Made Me CRY: Afterlove

For fans of They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera and One Last Stop by Casey McQuinnston, Afterlove was one of the quirkiest and most devastating books I read in 2021. Name: Afterlove Author:Tanya Byrne Published: 2021 Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined toContinue reading “Books That Made Me CRY: Afterlove”

Comfort Books – They Both Die At The End

Seeing as it’s the weekend, I thought I’d try something different and subject you to the ranting of someone who’s just finished They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera… for the third or fourth time. I’ve lost count! Undeniably, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read and is an ineffably beautifulContinue reading “Comfort Books – They Both Die At The End”

Crier’s War’ Is Like Sapphic Star Wars: A Book Review

This was a disappointing read 🙁 Name: Crier’s War Author: Nina Varela Published: 2019 Impossible love between two girls —one human, one Made. A love that could birth a revolution. After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, Designed to be the playthings of royals, took over the estates of their ownersContinue reading “Crier’s War’ Is Like Sapphic Star Wars: A Book Review”

ARC Review: Secrets Of the Starcrossed

I – wow Name: The Once And Future Queen: Secrets Of the Starcrossed Author: Clara O’Connor Publish Date: 21st January 2021 It just happens to be published tomorrow! Not cutting this short at all 🙂 Synopsis: In a world where the Roman Empire never fell, two starcrossed lovers fight to ignite the spark of rebellion…Continue reading “ARC Review: Secrets Of the Starcrossed”

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Age Rating: Silver On The Tree Review

Name: Silver On The Tree (Book Five Of TheDark Is Rising Sequence) Author: Susan Cooper Published: 1977 The six servants of the Light – the Drew children, Will, Bran and the mysterious Merriman – have reached their last, desperate fight against the forces of the Dark. They face one final, daunting task: to find theContinue reading “Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Age Rating: Silver On The Tree Review”