I have been delving a lot more into non-fiction this year, partly for writing research, partly because it turns out I like non-fiction audiobooks, and today I wanted to review two titles that I happened to read simultaneously and which ended up having a lot of cross over themes and topics: The Ship Asunder by Tom Nancollas and Shadowlands by Matthew Green.
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!
I've fallen behind on my read-to-review ratio, and lately a few of my reads have been ones I've enjoyed but don't have enough to say about them to warrant giving them their own post. So hopefully they don't mind sharing with one another!
Today's prompt for Wyrd & Wonder is #TropeTuesday: With Friends Like These - enemy to ally or otherwise unreliable allies, and backstabbing best friends. This made me think of The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood, which I read earlier this year and just hadn't gotten around to reviewing. This book features a great enemies to unreliable allies, and it certainly kept me on my toes, wondering who might mess up meticulous plans for the chance to gain the advantage over the other. This was just such a brilliant story, so without further preamble, here is why you should read The Unspoken Name.