Review: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Now this is good timing, the final Discworld post on actual Hogswatch eve! Welcome back to the Disc everyone, two reviews in one month for the first time in a while. In my last review of Soul Music, I mentioned that for the first time I had timed my Discworld reading both continuity and season…

Review: Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

Welcome back to the Discworld Project! So fun fact about me today, I have a long, emotional connection to various genres of rock music. I went through a very distinct punk/emo/goth part of my teenage years obsessing over Kerrang!, music videos and getting band merch as gifts. I at one point wanted to study music…

Blog Tour: The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart

Spoilers mentioned for The Bone Shard Daughter, first book in the series. A new Emperor, betrayal, secrets and more and more bone shard magic. Today is my stop on the Compulsive Readers blog tour for The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart, sequel to the excellent book The Bone Shard Daughter! The Emperor is Dead….

Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

***Content warnings for blood letting, gore, murder, death of a parent and a sibling, torture, mentions of sexual, physical and child abuse.*** Please note this review mentions the author Poppy Z.Brite who now lives as Billy Martin and no longer writes under that pen name. Silvia Moreno-Garcia. That should just be the review. Her range…

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: Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu

Okay so classics very rarely need to be reviewed, especially in the style I do mine where it’s focused on the elements that did and didn’t work for me. However, this is also my blog I made for random book chats so here we are! My first time reviewing a Classic! In an isolated castle…

October Wrap Up

Year is coming to a close so might as well stay on brand with a delayed wrap up! October come and gone everyone and I hope you all had a great month. I know we all say this every month but I really have no idea where October of all months went. I love autumn…

Review: The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

***Trigger warning for colonialism, sexism, grief, death of a spouse, mention of child loss and kidnapping*** Possible spoilers for the first book. We’re back with Lady Trent! High society, dragons, a scandal and a new trip! I decided after a reread of A Natural History of Dragons that I wanted to continue the series. This…

Review: A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

Possible mild spoilers for earlier Discworld books, the Witches ones in particular and the previous novel. Welcome back to the Discworld project! So once again I had a brain that was a wee bit melted from work, life, a weekend without electricity or running water (please don’t ask) and some other factors. Stressed, as you…