Book Chat: Changing Reading Tastes with Adult and YA Books

Good evening everyone. So to begin right away I feel like I should give a bit of background to explain why I chose to write this post. By the way before I do get started, I do still read certain YA books. I’m not throwing shade or criticising the genre, this is just a discussion…

Sci Fi Books Written by Women Authors that I Loved

In case you are new here, hi I’m Hedwig and I’m a lady that loves scifi and fantasy. I have also read an eclectic amount of both scifi, fantasy and horror written buy some wonderful women. I feel like sometimes I have read books that very few people seem to talk about that would make…

My Favourite Stephen King Books

Last week I made a post on my Instagram about Stephen King for his 72nd birthday. All of a sudden I realised from looking at my collection that I never talk about him and yet he’s been one of my favourite authors. Everyone has their story for how they first started reading Stephen King. Mine…

Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

Welcome back to the Discworld! This is part of my return to the Disc to finally finish the series so I am very excited to review this to begin the entire journey here on the blog. The eighth son of an eighth son is a powerful thing living on the Disc. The eight son of…

July wrap Up

Welcome to my first wrap up! Well it was a good reading month overall, off to a slower start but still a good amount for such a busy month! In total I read 8 books in July (‘Godsgrave’ by Jay Kristoff not pictured) and the break down was this; A Closed and Common Orbit- Becky…

The Tea Master and the Detective- Aliette de Bodard

I read this for the 2019 Hugo’s as I am attending the World Sci fi convention in Dublin this year (Dublin 2019) and it did not disappoint. This story was a great merging of some of my favourite tropes and genre’s of story while packing a punch for something so short. So this is gonna…

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

****TRIGGER WARNINGS FOR GORE, VIOLENCE, ASSAULT, RAPE, BLOODY, TORTURE AND EVERYTHING ELSE.**** This was one of my most anticipated books of 2019. It felt like it took forever for it to be here and I distinctly remember my boyfriend driving me in lashing rain and traffic so I could collect my copy from the bookshop….

Brown Girl in the Ring- Nalo Hopkinson

‘ The African powers, child. The spirits. The loas. The orishas. The oldest ancestors. You will hear people from Haiti and Cuba and Brazil and so call them different names. You will even hear some names I ain’t tell you, but we all mean the same thing. Them is the ones who does carry we…

Welcome to Hedwig’s World

Good Evening! My name is Kayleigh, but you can call me Hedwig. Welcome to my blog! I’m delighted to finally have a blog up and running at last. I’ve wanted to set one up for a while now and it is here at last. First of all, I love books. I adore reading and living…