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…

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: 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: 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…

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: Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

***Trigger warnings for gun violence, torture, beatings, police brutality and murder*** I love a good mystery. There’s something very enthralling in reading about those living on the edge of some big plot that they fell into uncovering all the while watching them go about their lives, almost like a fly on the wall. Noir as…

Review: Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer tends to be an auto buy author for me. I’ve pretty much been on board since I read Annihilation back in 2018 and saw the spectacular film not long after. There is a certain appeal to me for how he uses New Weird elements mixed with classic scifi tropes, borderline horror and just…

Review: For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

***Content warnings for blood letting, self harm/cutting, child and parental neglect, gore, death of a parent and more listed on the authors site here*** It’s been a while since I dropped everything to read a book that just arrived in the post that same day. But there is a lot to be said when that…