Review: The Ikessar Falcon by K.S Villoso

Mild spoilers ahead for The Wolf of Oren Yaro. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I read and reviewed The Wolf of Oren Yaro. I can distinctly remember it being the first book I read on my first annual leave of the pandemic and it utterly taking over my brain for a…

Review: Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal

Before carrying on with my own review, I think it’s proper to discuss the issues that have been discussed around this book. I’m very obviously white and Irish so have no salt in any discussion about what is good representation of another race and what isn’t. This book features an Indian American protagonist and there…

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…

Review: The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

***Content warnings for kidnapping, implied death of a parent, mentions of child prostitution and abuse, child abuse and poverty*** I HAVE RETURNED! Hello everyone! Hope you’re all well, I’m back with my first review in a while today. Apologies for the blog being silent, I did mention on Twitter taking time to step away for…

Review: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

***Trigger warnings for sexual assault, discussions of miscarriage, war, police brutality and famine.*** There’s something almost transcendent about Ursula K. Le Guin’s books. I spent my summer last year making my way through the Earthsea quartet, reviewing them all here on the blog and it was honestly such an eye opening experience going through such…

Review: Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

Welcome back to the Discworld project! So I intended to get to this one last month and even started it in the last few days of April but time as usual ran away from me. Here we are now, back in Lancre, back on the Ramtops and even more important, back with our favourite, dysfunctional…

Review: The Unbroken by C.L Clark

***Trigger warnings: Gore, attempted rape off page, colonialism, colonial violence, torture and rape threats. Also here on the authors site*** I’m calling it now, this is one of the best damn books of 2021. Not just in SFF but overall. I always find it hard to put into coherent words how a book I love…

Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

****Trigger warnings for torture, kidnapping, master/slave romance, slavery, bloodletting, beating, death and more listed here as well for the series**** I’ve mentioned before how my reading taste has changed over the years. Given, like many readers, my gateway back to reading was through YA fiction. The landscape of YA has changed dramatically over the years,…

Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is quickly becoming an auto buy author for me. I was lucky to be part of the blog tour last year for Mexican Gothic and I’m still reeling from how much the book added to my absolute hate of mushrooms. The Beautiful Ones is a totally different mood and an absolutely fabulous story….

Review: Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan Mcguire

***Content warning for torture scenes that are discussed later in the review and might be mild spoilers to some readers.*** I think the best damn decision I’ve made so far this year is picking this series as the new one I wanted to start. Recently, the Hugo nominations were announced and I did see leading…