Emily Wilde is good at many things: she is the foremost expert on the study of faeries; she is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world's first encylopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has… Continue reading Review: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
Review: A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon
Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms - but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory's purpose. To the north, Sabran the Ambitious has married the new King of Hroth, narrowly saving her queendom from… Continue reading Review: A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon
Checking in for 2023
Hello book friends, it's been a couple of months since my last post... working in retail means the December period is always rough, and other personal things going on meant I had very little headspace for reading, let alone talking about books! I am aiming to be more present from now, though probably still dialled… Continue reading Checking in for 2023
Mayri and Ari’s Tag Team Tag: SciFiMonth Edition
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
Review: Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray
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
Review: Ocean’s Echo by Evarina Maxwell
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
November TBR: SciFiMonth
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
A Spooktastic Round-Up
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
Review: The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke
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.
It’s Spooktastic Season!
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!