After one great battle, the Architects disappeared. Yet humanity’s fragile peace is brief. For, forty years later, the galaxy’s greatest alien enemy has returned. This time, the artefacts that preserved entire worlds from destruction are ineffective. And no planet is safe. The Human Colony worlds are in turmoil as they face extinction. Some believe alliances with other species can save them. Others insist humanity must fight alone. But no one has the firepower or technology to ensure victory, as the Architects loom ever closer. Idris spent decades running from the last war’s horrors. Yet as an Intermediary, altered to navigate deep space, he’s one of humanity’s only weapons. He’s therefore forced back into action. With a handful of allies, Idris must find something – anything – to stop the Architects’ pitiless advance. But to do so, he must return to the nightmare of unspace, where his mind was broken and remade. What he discovers there will change everything.
It’s the last day of November, which means my first SciFiMonth is coming to an end. Back in May, when doing Wyrd and Wonder, I said to myself I probably wouldn’t join in on the SF equivalent, because I’d only just read one or two SF novels and didn’t have enough lying around to be able to dedicate a month to the genre. But I had forgotten that I am an unstoppable force when it comes to buying books, and by the middle of the year I found myself in possession of quite a few SF books, as well as multiple NetGalley ARCs. And so, I have spent the last 30 days enjoying and discovering this genre, which is a great way to head towards the end of the year. I don’t have the time, sadly, to give each book the individual review they deserve, so I thought I’d do a SciFiMonth Mini Review roundup to look back on some of my latest reads!
It's the last day of June, so we're half way through the year and I've seen the 'Mid Year Freak Out' tag pop up on plenty of book blogs and booktube channels. This is my first year participating, and I believe the tag was created by Chami and Earl Grey Books. My version might be… Continue reading Mid Year Check In
I have lost all concept of time, so I feel surprised that April is over, but at the same time part of me has thought it has been May already for a couple of weeks. Ah well! This month I've read nine books, and am half-way through two others that I will only finish in… Continue reading April Wrap-Up
Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade his mind in the war. And one of humanity’s heroes now scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel, to avoid the attention of greater powers. Eighty years ago, Earth was destroyed by an alien enemy. Many escaped, but millions more died. So mankind created enhanced humans such as Idris - who could communicate mind-to-mind with our aggressors. Then these ‘Architects’ simply disappeared and Idris and his kind became obsolete. Now, Idris and his crew have something strange, abandoned in space. It’s clearly the work of the Architects – but are they really returning? And if so, why? Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew race across the galaxy as they search for answers. For they now possess something of incalculable value, and many would kill to obtain it.
I don't usually put together a monthly TBR, because I often tend to choose my next book based on how I feel after finishing the last one, but what with my NetGalley ARCS waiting, Wyrd And Wonder coming up in May, and the fact that I'll be participating in The Write Reads April Challenge over on Instagram, I thought I'd put together a list to keep me focused.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic, and you compile ten books that fit the theme. You can find more information here. The topic this week is 'Funny Book Titles', which was actually quite hard. But I managed in the end, with a little… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Funny Book Titles
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic, and you compile ten books that fit the theme. You can find more information here. I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon, as a few of the other book bloggers I follow do this regularly,… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – My Spring TBR
Mars. The red planet. A new frontier for humanity, a civilization where humans can live in peace, lord and master of all they survey. But this isn't Space City from those old science-fiction books. We live in Hell City, built into and from a huge subcontinent-sized crater.
Four years ago, two girls went looking for monsters on Bodmin Moor. Only one came back. Lee thought she'd lost Mal, but now she's miraculously returned. But what happened that day on the moors? Dr Khan's research was theoretical; then she found cracks between our world and parallel Earths. Now these cracks are widening, revealing… Continue reading The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky