I have mixed feelings about The City of Brass. I largely enjoyed it: it was refreshing to read a fantasy with a setting other than feudal Europe and I particularly enjoyed the djinn and other fantastical creatures in this story. The writing is good and it was certainly compelling enough to keep me reading all day. Sadly, there are a few things in City of Brass that I didn’t really enjoy.
Firstly, I went in expecting Continue reading “The City of Brass | S A Chakraborty | a review”
The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen
I read the first two a few years ago and found them quite underwhelming. Maybe it was a case of the hype giving me unrealistic expectations but I just wasn’t invested in the story or the characters. I found the protagonist dull and a little too self-obsessed. While I have a vague curiosity Continue reading “5 Fantasy Series I Won’t Finish”
Oh hello Friday, long time no see. I convinced myself on Wednesday morning that it was Saturday, turned my alarm off and went back to sleep… Suffice to say this week has felt like forever!
It’s not been my strongest reading week either, but I am okay with that and I will tell you why. Continue reading “Bookends | #010”
First of all, I loved this book. It’s definitely one that I’ll reread many times and I am still thinking about it a week after finishing it.
This is going to be long, I’m not sorry. I’ll start with what I loved. (Which is pretty much everything!) This is my first Tchaikovsky and is not my usual fantasy pick. I like my fantasy feudal. Technology (including any sort of gun/grenade/canon) is normally a huge turn off for me when I’m looking to escape reality. Guns of the Dawn, obviously, contains guns. Lots and lots of guns – it is primarily a story about humanity and warfare. I am so glad I took a risk and read it as it is about so much more than that too. I would like to preface all this with saying that this is definitely fantasy lite. Yes there are warlocks who can conjure fire and the countries are imaginary, but the magic does not have a huge role in the story at all.
I won’t Continue reading “Guns of the Dawn | Adrian Tchaikovsky | a review”
Just as I thought it’d be safe to turn the heating off, a horrible cold blast has hit the UK and apparently we’re due to suffer -4 temperatures over the next week or so. I’m swiftly going off winter…
I’ve had a very fun reading week and I flew through 5 of them.
I mentioned last week that I started Continue reading “Bookends | #008”
hey, hey, hey it’s Friday again and the blue skies are back! It always amazes me how much happier I feel on bright sunny days. Although we all know rainy days are the best reading days 🙂
I have 6 books to talk to you about this week, a historical romance, the first three books in a paranormal/urban fantasy series, a stand alone fantasy audiobook and the first in a different fantasy series. Busy busy busy!
I started with Continue reading “Bookends | #007”
Looking for a good paranormal urban fantasy where the shifters/vamps/etc aren’t humanised so pretty young girls have an excuse to fall in love with them? This is it.
Anne Bishop is slowly becoming one of my favourite authors. Continue reading “Written In Red | Anne Bishop | a review”
I saw this book tag on Emma’s wonderful blog A Dreamer’s Library. Be sure to check it out! This looked so fun so thought I’d give it a go.
Totally Should’ve Gotten a Sequel
For this one I’m picking Continue reading “Totally Should’ve | Book Tag”
Can you believe it? It’s nearly February! So creating this list has surprised me, turns out 2018 is looking like the year I get back into American tv. I’ve always been a binge watcher of great shows but towards the end of last year I cut them out in favour of completing my Goodreads Reading Challenge. However, my lower reading goal has released me from my self-imposed everything-but-reading-ban and I am happier for it! So without further ado…
Continue reading “January Favourites”
I cannot believe it’s the last Friday of January. The sun has even shined this week! I know February and March are usually the darker, wetter months of the year, but February is *the* birthday month in my family so I’m excited that it is around the corner. I hope January has treated you all well and that your start to 2018 has been awesome. My reading week has been far better than last, no 1 star ratings and a new favourite book/series/author! Let’s get to it.
Continue reading “Bookends | #004”