The Trials of Koli (Rampart Trilogy #2) by M.R. Carey – Book Review

I read The Book of Koli last year not knowing what to expect. I had heard Mike Carey was a well known comic book writer and wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Girl with all the Gifts. Other than that I was most definitely going into the unknown. In saying that, The Book of KoliContinue reading “The Trials of Koli (Rampart Trilogy #2) by M.R. Carey – Book Review”

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton – Book Review

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton was a book I’d been looking forward to reading for ages! I absolutely loved his debut novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. This was my favourite read of 2018 as I was blown away by the premise and writing. Having now read The Devil andContinue reading “The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton – Book Review”

Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund – Book Review

Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund is the follow-up to Blood of an Exile and the second book in the Dragons of Terra series. The story continues on from the bloody battle of Floodhaven. Queen Ashlyn has been presumed dead after conjuring a spell that managed to kill those that attempted to cause herContinue reading “Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund – Book Review”

Blood of an Exile by Brian Naslund – Book Review

Blood of an Exile is the debut novel by Brian Naslund and it is also the first book in the Dragons of Terra trilogy. Straight off the bat i can tell you that this was an absolutely steaming hot epic fantasy novel that i absolutely loved! It had action set pieces that had me readyContinue reading “Blood of an Exile by Brian Naslund – Book Review”

The Book of Shanghai edited by Jin Li and Dai Congrong– Book Review

“A good novel will always make you, the reader, relate it to events in your own experience. As the story develops, so do you.” The Book of Shanghai is a collection of 10 short stories that teleport you to the city of Shanghai. Each story was able to grab me and make me feel likeContinue reading “The Book of Shanghai edited by Jin Li and Dai Congrong– Book Review”

The Burning God by Rebecca F Kuang – Book Review

“Here’s a prophecy for you, she’d said. One will die. One will rule.” Like the first two books in the Poppy War Trilogy, The Burning God pulls no punches in it’s depiction of war and the cycle of violence that occurs as a result. Writing this review right now I am full of emotions asContinue reading “The Burning God by Rebecca F Kuang – Book Review”

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow – Book Review

When I think about some of the best books I’ve read in 2020, The Once and Future Witches by Alex Harrow is most definitely standing tall in all of its witchy glory. This book brought the magic, soooooo much magic to heart. It also brought back so many memories of me and my mum waitingContinue reading “The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow – Book Review”

Priest of Bones by Peter McLean – Review

“Men who have been through Hell together tend to stay together, if they can.“ Priest of Bones by Peter McLean was a dark, gritty, action packed read that had me glued from the very first page right to the end. If anything it reminded me a lot of Peaky Blinders due to themes such asContinue reading “Priest of Bones by Peter McLean – Review”

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart – Book Review

The Bone Shard Daughter by @andreagstewart which is the first book in the Drowning Empire series was hands down one of my favourite debut novels this year. It was such an immersive and exciting read from beginning to end. To think this is a debut novel is baffling to me because the writing and storyContinue reading “The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart – Book Review”

Making Wolf by Tade Thompson – Review

Making Wolf by Tade Thompson was a gritty, dark and suspenseful African noir novel that I couldn’t put down. It’ll have you looking over your shoulder due to the amount of tension that is created. The story is set in a fictionalized Nigeria known as Alacia. This is a place where violence and murder areContinue reading “Making Wolf by Tade Thompson – Review”