Review: Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

**CWs for death, mentions of torture, violence, self mutilation, blood letting, suicide, discussions of war and nuclear weaponry, disordered eating (mild forced eating included), Amnesia/Memory Loss/”Losing Time” and shootings** Mild spoilers from here for Gideon the Ninth and Harrow the Ninth. I’ve done my waiting, and finally. My time came. I’ve made absolutely no secret…

Review: The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

**CWs for genocide, homophobia, racism, child death, human sacrifice, torture, Immolation/self-immolation, forced drug intake/withdrawal , manipulation, body horror and familial abuse.** This book has been a long time coming up and the joy in my soul at having read this is huge. I have had an eye on Tasha Suri’s books since her novel Empire…

August Wrap Up

Hello all, hope everyone is well! A week without posts happened last week which was not intentional. But August is over and I read a lot of books! And I’m going to rant about them here to you all. August was a great reading month, I read 11 books in total and at least half…

Review: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

***Content warnings for racism, genocide, torture, rape, pedophilia, colonialism, oppression, death of a child/family member, abudction, starvation and cannibalism*** I recently started a mini challenge over on my TikTok where I plan to read down the books on my reading cart. First choice from it was The Marrow Thieves, which I have owned since 2021….

A Non Fiction Round Up

I rarely, if ever, review non fiction on this blog. Solely for one reason that I don’t especially have a format for how compared to how I review fiction. But also because up until this year, I had fallen out of the habit of reading it. Coming from BA degree, I read a lot of…

Review: The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne

***Content warnings for blood, murder, miscarriage, death of a parent and infant, murder, mentions of rape and torture, and ableism.*** Fairytale retelling, villain perspective, dark forests with forbidden magic. If ye know me by know ye also know that this is very up my alley. One story though I never thought about was that of…

July Wrap Up

Goodbye July, you awful and strange month. I’ve made it clear in some passing posts and more in my absence from the blog and the internet over all that July was not a great month. I am happy to report the end of the month was better and I have some time off this week…

Review: Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher

*** Content warnings for domestic abuse, death of a sibling, animal death, implied cannibalism, injury, violence, suicide ideation, plague, miscarriage, child death and murder*** I love discovering a new author. New to me specifically. Or even more so, an author I’ve had on my radar for a while and I discover on reading their books…

Review: The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan

***Content warnings for colonialism, war, plague, sexism, implied homophobia, and kidnapping*** Possible spoilers for previous books. And I am back with reviews today on the blog! So, I’ve mentioned a few times now across various posts this year that this is, for me, ‘the year of the audio book’. The Memoirs of Lady Trent are…

Mid Year Reading Check In

So yeah, it’s been a while hasn’t it?! Hey there everyone, hope all of you are keeping well in these interesting times. I’ve been a lot absent on my usual online haunts recently. Along with some life changes, mental health stuff and so on, I found I didn’t really have it in me to sit…