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…

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…