Review: The Sword of Kaigen by M.L Wang

**Content warnings for war, rape, death of a child, death of a parent/family member, domestic violence, dubious consent, suicide, miscarriage, racism and murder** I’m back! It’s been a busy few weeks here in my library, a lot of things taking me away from my usual sedentary lifestyle of reading and hoarding books. I did in…

Review: Priest of Lies by Peter McLean

***Content warnings for war, death, gore, murder, rape (off and on page), PTSD, child abuse, homophobia, sexual abuse, substance and alcohol abuse, plague, death of a parent, mentions of torture and animal abuse*** So ya know when you’re reading a series that really goes places you know are going to be dark, twisty and highly questionable?…

Review Jade War by Fonda Lee

***CW’s: Violence, death, abortion, mentions of sexual assault, racism, ableism, torture, homophobia, gun violence and war*** Possible mild spoilers for Jade City as well I’ve said it on TikTok, Instagram and just about everywhere else. I did not finish this book, it finished me. I am not surprised however considering the first book, Jade City,…

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…

A Challenge for 2022: 12 Books from 12 People

Now hear me out, I know I said death to the TBR a year ago. There is however, in my melted brain anyway, a difference between a TBR and recommendations. Very little for sure but there is something easier in it for me to just pick up a book (sooner than later sometimes) someone recommended…

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: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

We just came out of Halloween, the peak of Autumnal vibes. All of us looking for spooks and scares. Well is there anything more truly frightening than well written science fiction that makes you doubt your own future? There certainly isn’t for me. In a world where personal data has become weaponised and monetised, it’s…

Blog Tour: Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson

Good day to you all fellow readers. I hope you all had a fab Halloween! I’m absolutely thrilled to present you my review for this fantastic blog tour for Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson! The colony ship Ragtime docks in the Lagos system, having traveled light-years from home to bring thousands…

Review: A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

It’s not often I go back to a series I abandoned years ago. I generally carry on with whatever series have my attention, finish them or go looking for new ones. Especially when it comes to SFF and the constant influx of new, exciting voices are always coming in to the genres. But I’ve been…

Review: Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton

****Trigger warnings for death of a parent, mentions of rape and sexual abuse, child abandonment, cannibalism (dragons eating dragons), estrangement and death of an infant**** So over this year, I’ve been taking note of my reading tastes and particular trends I go through. I’m very much a mood reader at heart but I do know…