Review: The Magician’s Daughter by H.G Parry

One of my favourite films in more recent years has been Howl’s Moving Castle. I have read and loved the book also, Diana Wynne Jones is a genius for a reason. But there is something in the Ghibli movie that resonates in my heart. When I tell you this book gave me that same feeling,…

Review: Soulstar by C.L Polk

***Content warning for captivity in asylums, forced pregnancy, racism, coercion, medical experimentation, torture, political assassination, death, mentions of genocide and loss of family.*** Mild spoilers possible for the previous two books in the series. Another goal of mine this reading year was to finish some selected trilogies. The fantastic Kingston Cycle was one of those…

March Wrap Up

So March is gone and done. And it was a busy one! In my life at least. In one month I had my return to conventions for the first time since 2019. A family reunion happened. A second trip to Dublin to see a play for the first time since 2018. Such a busy month!…

February Wrap Up

I’m happy to report to the few who care that February was the best month I’ve had in a while. Both with reading and life. See I turned 30 this month and that was very fun. I got to do many a fun thing with my nearest and dearest including trips away, lots of nice…

Review: The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz

***Content warnings for forced servitude, slavery, war and death of a parent.*** Science fiction for me has always been the language of hope and caution. The structure and basis of the genre is essentially what could happen with the scientific possibilities available to us at that time. And that can mean something as hopeful as…

Review: The Female Man by Joanna Russ

I recently shared my list of 30 books that I plan to read the year I turn 30 (this year). The Female Man is the first book off that list that I have chosen to read for the challenge. Heralded as a landmark piece of feminist science fiction, this book has been on and off…

Review: Stormsong by C.L Polk

***Content warnings for incarceration, war, mentions of torture, forced institutionalization, PTSD and homophobia*** Mild spoliers possible for book one, Witchmark. A month in the making but I finally have continued this series! When I finished Witchmark I never stopped thinking about the book all that week. And getting to this is something I wanted to…

January Wrap Up

Time to bring the wrap up posts back I think! The end of last year was a lot of moving parts I didn’t have a lot of creative energy left after so I left these wait until 2023 before doing them again. Also I’m still slightly behind on reviews so linking them back will happen…

Review: Ithaca by Claire North

**Content warnings for rape, sexual assault, war, famine and gore.** This is quite a fun mark for my time here on the bookish internet. I started this blog and my bookstagram roughly within a few months of each other. And one of my first books I posted on the latter was my thoughts on The…