Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – A Review

Elantris has it all; religious fanaticism, political intrigue, compelling characters, moral ambiguity and, of course, an amazing magic system. Based on the drawing of symbols,  Elantris was the city of Gods where even the walls, buildings and ground shone with magic. Until one day ten years ago when it simply began to rot… Continue reading “Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – A Review”

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January Wrap Up

 

January was a bit of a mixed bag, some great reads, some surprises and some disappointments. I’ve managed to read a couple short story collections, fairytale retellings, fantasy epics and a 1930s crime classic so I’m quite pleased with how varied I’ve been.  Continue reading “January Wrap Up”

2015 Faves – Authors

2015 was a really great year for me reading-wise. It was my first full year out of full time education. The year I could finally read all those books I’d been hauling from university halls to my first home. Weirdly, the first 6 months I was in a bit of a slump. I read some really great books but it just took me foreeeever to get through them. Around June, I remembered I LOVED fantasy. I remembered that Game of Thrones was fantasy. I remembered that other fantasy series exist and I should probably try to read them. I remembered that I loved YA. I hadn’t read a YA book since I was a teen. I soon remedied the fantasy/YA shaped hole in my life. I finally had my reading groove back. I devoured books again. And it made me a much happier person. I’d forgotten how much I’d missed the ‘it’s midnight and I need to get up in 5 hours but I can’t put down this book’ feeling; that feeling of escapism after a really crappy day. And finally, I discovered some amazing authors who have become my new favourites! I am very excited to read more of their work in 2016; their back-catalogues and new releases alike! Continue reading “2015 Faves – Authors”

Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes – A Review

This is a guest post by Ryan Webster. He has a blog focusing on Military History, you can check it out here. He’s been reading a wide variety of fiction lately and has very kindly agreed to write up some reviews for you lovely people. Check out his review of Dominion by CJ Sansom here. Continue reading “Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes – A Review”

August Wrap Up

 

So August was a great reading month for me, I managed to read seven books though I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep that rate up for the rest of the year! Continue reading “August Wrap Up”