ARTWORK by chic2view from 123RF.com Here we are, it's May at last and the 5th(!) annual Wyrd & Wonder has begun! A month-long celebrations of all thing fantastical, ready to tempt you with new books to add to your already teetering TBR piles, bring new authors to your attention, find new friends among fellow fantasy-lovers, and test… Continue reading Into the Woods: Wyrd & Wonder Plans and Top Five List
For those who know me, I've always been a book lover, but the last couple of years have seen me a little more hyper-focused on reading than usual - I started writing on this blog, I joined book twitter and met other bloggers, readers, and writers, and I've been working in a bookshop where I… Continue reading 2021: My Year in Books
It's a few days into August, which is my birthday month, yay! 25 here I come... I have some celebrations prepared that will involve a lot of pampering, food, and -of course- books! I may talk a bit about it at the end of the month, in August's wrap-up, but for now, let's have a… Continue reading July Wrap Up
In a famine-stricken village on a dusty plain, a seer shows two children their fates. For a family’s eighth-born son, there’s greatness. For the second daughter, nothing. In 1345, China lies restless under harsh Mongol rule. And when a bandit raid wipes out their home, the two children must somehow survive. Zhu Chongba despairs and gives in. But the girl resolves to overcome her destiny. So she takes her dead brother's identity and begins her journey. Can Zhu escape what’s written in the stars, as rebellion sweeps the land? Or can she claim her brother’s greatness – and rise as high as she can dream?
I can't believe it's already July, I have lost all track of time this year! But the exciting thing about it being July is that The Fantasy Hive are doing a month-long feature to celebrate women in Sci-fi and Fantasy. We're very excited to join in via the Photo Challenge over on instagram and using… Continue reading First Lines Friday: Female Debut Authors in SFF
Hello fellow readers! We are now about halfway through June, and halfway through the year (help!) and the Book Nook has been quiet, especially in comparison to our flurry of posts in May, during which I was taking part in Wyrd And Wonder. Since then, I've moved into my first apartment with my husband, so… Continue reading June Update
IMAGE CREDIT: pegasus image by Svetlana Alyuk on 123RF.com I saw this tag done by the awesome Book Forager at the start of the month, and I don't exactly know where the tag started but if you follow the links I'm sure it'll lead you somewhere exciting! I've seen quite a few fun interpretations of it doing it this… Continue reading Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag
Day 17 of the Wyrd & Wonder prompt challenge is 'Can't Wait to Read' - books on your TBR or up and coming series. Given this, I thought I'd talk about some of the books that are coming out this year between June and December that I cannot wait to get my hands on! There may be some that I've mentioned a few times on the blog, but I haven't included any ARCs I've already read, even if their release date is June, and for those you can look back through my reviews! So, here are 21 fantasy books that I am really looking forward to for the rest of 2021: