Blog Tour: The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart

Spoilers mentioned for The Bone Shard Daughter, first book in the series. A new Emperor, betrayal, secrets and more and more bone shard magic. Today is my stop on the Compulsive Readers blog tour for The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart, sequel to the excellent book The Bone Shard Daughter! The Emperor is Dead….

Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

***Content warnings for blood letting, gore, murder, death of a parent and a sibling, torture, mentions of sexual, physical and child abuse.*** Please note this review mentions the author Poppy Z.Brite who now lives as Billy Martin and no longer writes under that pen name. Silvia Moreno-Garcia. That should just be the review. Her range…

Review: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

****Trigger warnings for gore, body horror, torture, mentions of sexual assault, physical and domestic abuse, coerced drinking/drug taking, and death of a sibling**** There are very few books that have astounded me so much and taken me so aback that it takes me weeks to formulate words to review them. Not in the same way…

Review: Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu

Okay so classics very rarely need to be reviewed, especially in the style I do mine where it’s focused on the elements that did and didn’t work for me. However, this is also my blog I made for random book chats so here we are! My first time reviewing a Classic! In an isolated castle…

October Wrap Up

Year is coming to a close so might as well stay on brand with a delayed wrap up! October come and gone everyone and I hope you all had a great month. I know we all say this every month but I really have no idea where October of all months went. I love autumn…

Review: The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

***Trigger warning for colonialism, sexism, grief, death of a spouse, mention of child loss and kidnapping*** Possible spoilers for the first book. We’re back with Lady Trent! High society, dragons, a scandal and a new trip! I decided after a reread of A Natural History of Dragons that I wanted to continue the series. This…

Review: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

We just came out of Halloween, the peak of Autumnal vibes. All of us looking for spooks and scares. Well is there anything more truly frightening than well written science fiction that makes you doubt your own future? There certainly isn’t for me. In a world where personal data has become weaponised and monetised, it’s…

Blog Tour: Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson

Good day to you all fellow readers. I hope you all had a fab Halloween! I’m absolutely thrilled to present you my review for this fantastic blog tour for Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson! The colony ship Ragtime docks in the Lagos system, having traveled light-years from home to bring thousands…

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Since I was a child, there was something that always appealed to me about the idea of families as clans. Likely due to my mother, who was always someone who watched documentaries or told me stories about the Kennedies, the fashionable Gucci’s or the Versace family and of course her favourite of them all, the…