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…

Quarterly Reading Check

So quarter one is down and I have no idea how. I feel like 2022 started off with me waking up from a long snooze and April is me just waking up properly. Nothing too drastic but very much a wake up moment. I started doing these quarterly posts last year during the endless 5…

Review: Gallant by V.E Schwab

A new Victoria Schwab book always gives me a little giddy boost. Her work although hit and miss for me is still always enjoyable. Granted I have yet to actually finish the Shades of Magic trilogy but I’ll still automatically buy anything she releases. So when this one was promised to be Crimson Peak vibes,…

March Wrap Up

Well that was a month. I would be happy to not put down as wonky a March like that again! Not all bad, got to see The Batman, see some pals and do some fun things. Just a bit of a longer feeling month than usual. And in among all that madness, I did actually…

Review: The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan

**CWs: violence, death, poverty, war, sexual assault, mentions of child abuse, death of a child and a spouse and torture** There’s this very strange part of my brain that routinely likes to bamboozle me. It’s the same part that makes me such a mood reader. I will often thrive on a book that is “vibes”…

Review Jade War by Fonda Lee

***CW’s: Violence, death, abortion, mentions of sexual assault, racism, ableism, torture, homophobia, gun violence and war*** Possible mild spoilers for Jade City as well I’ve said it on TikTok, Instagram and just about everywhere else. I did not finish this book, it finished me. I am not surprised however considering the first book, Jade City,…

Review: The Witches Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

So as a lot of you may have guessed by now, I’m a retellings kinda gal. Basically that kid in school who was slightly too much into Ancient Egypt. Yeah you remember the one in your class. So it was only a matter of time before I got to this one. When a banished witch…

Review: The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

***Content warnings for murder, implied relationship between a tutor and a minor, death of a sibling (off page), coercian, suicide and self harm*** I would like to preface this with the fact I only joined TikTok recently so found out about this from friend’s recommendations. And I am glad I did join since there is…