Review: Loki by Melvin Burgess

***Content warnings for death, torture, murder, homophobia, transphobia, rape, dismemberment, bestiality (kind of?) and blood*** I love Norse myths. This year I’ve definitely been making an effort to seek retellings of these out. One of my favourites from this year so far, The Witch’s Heart, follows Angrboda who rarely gets an outing despite being the…

Review: A Dowry of Blood by S.T Gibson (2022 pub)

**Content warnings from authors website; Emotional, verbal & physical intimate partner abuse and gaslighting, Sexual assault mentioned, Depression & mania, Self-harm, Alcohol consumption, Drug use mentioned, Blood & gore depiction and body horror, Drowning mentioned, Murder, War themes, Famine and plague** Eagle eyed readers (or my partner who never stopped hearing about it) will remember…

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 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…