On the Shelves: A Semi-Weekly Slot of Chaos

After nearly a year of changing names, contemplating and just wanting a place to just chat all things I like we have it! This semi weekly segment on the blog is called On the Shelves and I intend to do it as regularly as I can. Called On the Shelves mostly as a reference to…

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…

Review: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

Full disclosure, the author sent me a copy of this for review and I also read the audio book copy that I bought myself so this review covers both. Can I just say, I know we’re all suckers for gorgeous covers and that the surface level ‘judging a book by its cover’ is something we…

February Wrap Up

I feel like I say this every month but I think in particular February flew. Likely because I was off work for a lot of it. But 2022 is taking off at break neck speed so lets wrap it up! In February I read 8 books in total. Same as last month in terms of…

Review: Lear Wife by J.R Thorp

***Content warnings for death of a child and spouse, plague, self harm, rape, physical and mental abuse, animal death, isolation and hysteria.*** Tis not often these days I buy a book on a whim or without prior knowledge of it from somewere. That can be as basic as seeing it on a library shelf, hearing…

Review: Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham

***Content warnings for death of a sibling, violence, injury, murder, poverty, bloodletting, self harm and neglect (mentions)*** I love me a good city. Especially in a fantasy setting. One of my favourite tropes/devices an author can use is making the a city setting a character of it’s own. N.K Jemisin and New York as one…

Reading the Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World

So I have finally done what I thought would both never happen and was impossible to do if it did. I read The Eye of the World and started The Wheel of Time series. I actually had a copy of this as far back as 2018. I picked it up after a boozy brunch with…

January Wrap Up

The first month of 2022 is behind us already. It’s funny, I felt every second of last years January and couldn’t wait it to end. I blinked this year and it was gone. And as usual, my wrap up is a bit further into the month than most so at least we’re staying consistent! In…

Review: The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

And here we have reached, the end. The end of the story of those across the Wayfarer books. If you’re one of the (smarter) people who doesn’t follow me on social media, you might not know that the only reading goal I had so far this year was to reread and finish this series in…