Back in May, the Bookforager and I decided it would be fun to create a book tag similar to Six Degrees of Separation, but instead of one person participating we'd go back and forth to see where we'd end up. It was great fun, and if you want to check out our Wyrd and Wonder… Continue reading Mayri and Ari’s Tag Team Tag: SciFiMonth Edition
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi's most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon… Continue reading Review: Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray
When Tennal - a rich socialite, inveterate flirt, and walking disaster - is caught using his telepathic powers for illegal activities, the military decides to bind his mind to someone whose coercive powers are strong enough to control him. Enter Lieutenant Surit, the child of a disgraced general. Out of a desperate need to restore… Continue reading Review: Ocean’s Echo by Evarina Maxwell
Banner credit: This year’s SciFiMonth artwork is by the amazingly talented Simon Fetscher. Even though I've spent half the past month thinking it's already November, it is at last here and with it comes the epic event that is SciFiMonth, organised by the delightful Lisa at Dear Geek Place and Imyril at There's Always Room For One… Continue reading November TBR: SciFiMonth
Happy Halloween! It's the last of our 13 days celebrating all things dark fantasy with Spooktastic Reads, and I thought it would be fun to look at some of the things everyone got up to! I didn't end up posting nearly as much as I would have liked (one review, sigh) but loved seeing everyone… Continue reading A Spooktastic Round-Up
In the midst of the woods stands a house called Lichen Hall. This place is shrouded in folklore – old stories of ghosts, of witches, of a child who is not quite a child. Now the woods are creeping closer, and something has been unleashed. Pearl Gorham arrives in 1965, one of a string of young women sent to Lichen Hall to give birth. And she soon suspects the proprietors are hiding something. Then she meets the mysterious mother and young boy who live in the grounds – and together they begin to unpick the secrets of this place. As the truth comes to the surface and the darkness moves in, Pearl must rethink everything she knew – and risk what she holds most dear.
We are entering the last 13 Days of October, which means it’s time for Spooktastic Reads, our Wyrd and Wonder mini event! In case you missed my announcement post earlier this month, it’s a very relaxed blogging event to celebrate all things dark and eerie within fantasy. There’s no Reading challenge or sign up to… Continue reading It’s Spooktastic Season!
When the world's best magicians are offered an extraordinary opportunity, saying yes is easy. Each could join the secretive Alexandrian Society, whose custodians guard lost knowledge from ancient civilisations. Their members enjoy a lifetime of power and prestige. Yet each decade, only six practitioners are invited – to fill five places. Contenders Libby Rhodes and… Continue reading Review: The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
Siyon Velo, Dockside brat turned petty alchemist, scrapes a living hopping between the planes to harvest ingredients for the city's alchemists. But when Siyon accidentally commits and act of impossible magic, he's catapulted into the limelight - which is a bad place to be when the planes start lurching out of alignment, threatening to send the city into the sea. It will take a miracle to save Bezim. Good thing Siyon has pulled off the impossible before. Now he has to master it.
Our journey has come to an end, for better or for worse, and now we readers of Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry have only these thoughts to cling to. It has been a wonderful time over these last few months reading this trilogy with you all, so thank you for being a light in the… Continue reading The Darkest Road by Guy Gavriel Kay: Read-Along Week 4