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: The Witches Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

So as a lot of you may have guessed by now, I’m a retellings kinda gal. Basically that kid in school who was slightly too much into Ancient Egypt. Yeah you remember the one in your class. So it was only a matter of time before I got to this one. When a banished witch…

Review: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

Full disclosure, the author sent me a copy of this for review and I also read the audio book copy that I bought myself so this review covers both. Can I just say, I know we’re all suckers for gorgeous covers and that the surface level ‘judging a book by its cover’ is something we…

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: Priest of Bones by Peter Mclean

***Content warnings for war, death, gore, murder, rape (off and on page), PTSD, child abuse, homophobia, genital mutilation, sexual abuse, substance and alcohol abuse, plague, death of a parent and torture*** Something that’s becoming more and more obivous about my taste is that I will always root for a morally grey, messy character. I don’t…

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: Deathless by Catherynne M.Valente

So if it’s something I love, is a weird, polarising book. All the better if it’s something of a retelling or incorporates elements of folklore and stories past. I generally go out of my way to find them and not until I moved earlier this year did I realise that Deathless was one of those…

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…