A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein

A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein was a fascinating Elizabethan set story that explored the bittersweet life of poet, spy, and screen writer Christopher “Kit” Marlowe. The more the story moved forward the more engrossed I was by his character. I am shocked that this is Allison Epstein’s debut novel. I wouldn’t thoughtContinue reading “A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein”

Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden – Book Review

Having spent an eternity bringing death to people, Mrs Death, an old black woman, is now exhausted and has had enough of all this weight and death on her shoulders. Mrs Death meets Wolfe Willeford, a young writer who has a lot going on himself and has been through a lot in his life. WolfContinue reading “Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden – Book Review”

Brother Red by Adrian Selby – Book Review

Brother Red by Adrian Selby was a thrilling, bloody, unforgiving, and emotional read. This was the first Adrian Selby novel I have read and most likely not the last. The story is told from the POV of Driwna Marghoster who is part of a guild known as “The Post”. Essentially, The Post are a guildContinue reading “Brother Red by Adrian Selby – Book Review”

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (Between the Earth and the Sky #1) – Book Review

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse is a book I had wanted to read for a very long time. I was extremely intrigued as it was inspired by indigenous mythology and culture. I had read fantasy novels that focused on African mythology, but never had I read anything based on indigenous mythology. I was gripped rightContinue reading “Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (Between the Earth and the Sky #1) – Book Review”

The Last Lies of Ardor Benn (#3 The Kingdom of Grit Trilogy) by Tyler Whitesides – Book Review

It’s almost 2am as I write this review. I’ve just finished The Last Lies of Ardor Benn, the final book in the Kingdom of Grit Trilogy. What an absolute wonderful journey was and an even more wonderful conclusion to now one of my favourite series ever. I instantly fell in love with Ardor Benn, Raek,Continue reading “The Last Lies of Ardor Benn (#3 The Kingdom of Grit Trilogy) by Tyler Whitesides – Book Review”

Khalil by Yasmina Khadra – Book Review

Khalil by Yasmina Khadra was an extremely troubling, dark, and reflective story about a torn man headed towards a path of no return. Khadra explores what motivates an individual to carry out acts of terrorism and also how the most vulnerable are recruited by extremists. Yasmina doesn’t hold back and instantly begins the story withContinue reading “Khalil by Yasmina Khadra – Book Review”

Black Widows by Cate Quinn – Book Review

Black Widows by Cate Quinn takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is told from the POV of characters of Rachel the first wife and her sister wives, Tina and Emily who are in a polygamist relationship with salesman Blake Nelson. Blake is found murdered having been choked out, his face has been battered,Continue reading “Black Widows by Cate Quinn – Book Review”

The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood – Book Review

“The moment that I took God out of the equation, the world became too large, too cruel and too indifferent for me to live in. I decided then that there was a God. There had to be. I needed Him” The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood was a novel I came across randomlyContinue reading “The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood – Book Review”

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr – Book Review

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr tells the story of Samuel and Isaiah. They are slaves who work at the Elizabeth Plantation aka The Empty in the Deep South of Mississippi. Samuel and Isaiah spend their days in the barn tending to the animals. The Empty is an awful awful place with nothing but misery,Continue reading “The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr – Book Review”

Call of the Bone Ships (#2 Tide Child Trilogy) by R.J. Barker

“In turn he knew that whatever came, whatever happened, he would die before he let her down.” Call of the Book Ships by R.J. Barker is the second book in the Tide Child Trilogy. Now I’m not going to lie, having had mixed reviews about the first book I was nervous at how I wouldContinue reading “Call of the Bone Ships (#2 Tide Child Trilogy) by R.J. Barker”