Review: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

**Content warnings for ¬†Dysphoria, misgendering, amputation, war, famine, torture, death of a parent, homophobia, murder, (implied) sexual assault, ableism and starvation.** This has been a long time coming and I am so happy to be here having read this. I honestly think there is nothing quite like the quality of SFF debut’s coming out the…

Review: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett

Welcome back to the Discworld Project fam! (Yes I typed that and no I don’t know if I will ever say it again.) It has been a bit longer than I thought I would be but I will drop a wee mention of the fact I picked up the next book right after this. This…

May Wrap Up

A very fitting late wrap up once again, we’re not going to mention the speed at which 2022 is going by either. So in case you don’t see my socials, May was the hectic month of the year for me. I had a huge important wedding, a job change and a My Chemical Romance concert…

Review: The Sword of Kaigen by M.L Wang

**Content warnings for war, rape, death of a child, death of a parent/family member, domestic violence, dubious consent, suicide, miscarriage, racism and murder** I’m back! It’s been a busy few weeks here in my library, a lot of things taking me away from my usual sedentary lifestyle of reading and hoarding books. I did in…

Review: Cuts and Bruises by Kelly O’Flaherty

***Content warnings for self harm, suicide ideation and attempted suicide, death of a family member, physical abuse, and domestic abuse.*** Wee disclaimer, I personally know the author and was sent this for review by Cranthorpe Millner as part of their Bookstagram tour (my stop is here). All thoughts and opinions here remain my own. Teenage…

Review: Witchmark by C.L Polk

***Content warnings for death, war, torture, coercion, slavery, murder, homophobia, mentions of suicide and suicide ideation and death of a parent*** I tend to have a bad habit. I am in the middle of a longer, denser work of SFF. I do read it but find myself hesitant to in moments of being anxious or…

Review: Priest of Lies by Peter McLean

***Content warnings for war, death, gore, murder, rape (off and on page), PTSD, child abuse, homophobia, sexual abuse, substance and alcohol abuse, plague, death of a parent, mentions of torture and animal abuse*** So ya know when you’re reading a series that really goes places you know are going to be dark, twisty and highly questionable?…

April Wrap Up

How was everyone’s April? Weird? Busy? Chaotic? Or was that just mine? This was somehow the month where I read the most books but also put down the busiest work/social month so far as well. I don’t know how but I am still blinking in confusion. I went to my first hen night too! That…

Tolkien going into my Thirties: Rereading Middle Earth

Follow me on TikTok and Instagram and you’ll see that me and the Tolkien thing has been going on a while. So earlier this year, in a fit of just needing a boost, my partner suggested we watch all of the extended Lord of the Rings films over the week. Just to cheer ourselves up….

Review: Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

I wonder if someone professional took a look over the years I came out of academia and examined my mental state via my reading taste, what they might say. I solely read horror and non fiction for the year after my degree and slowly went back to SFF so it always feels like a step…