Every time I'm back from university me and my mum always go to Emmaus, that are a charity with a room full of books, all at 75p each. We usually come out with a massive bag of books between us, and I'm managed to get some amazing books there. So here's my haul from my … Continue reading Charity Shop & Heffers Book Haul!
I started this blog this month, so it's been a really great experience getting stuck in, writing reviews and getting some wonderful followers both here and on Twitter. As for Twitter, I started tweeting in late Feb and I now have over 120 followers already! It's also been a continuation of my NetGalley introduction, and … Continue reading Looking back on March!
Thank you to NetGalley and Orion Publishing Group for accepting me for this ARC! I came at this novel at a bit of a disadvantage. I haven't read Meetings with Medusa or any of Arthur C. Clarke's work (it's something I'm hoping to remedy soon). However, although it was a bit of an overload of information … Continue reading REVIEW: The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds
I've had the pleasure of being contacted by Hodder & Stoughton about Laini Taylor's new book, Strange the Dreamer. For people not so familiar with Taylor's work, she wrote the bestselling series Daughter of Smoke and Bone! So with great excitement, the cover and prologue are being revealed today! Personally, I'm really looking forward to … Continue reading COVER REVEAL: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Thank you so much to NetGalley and ECW Press for giving me access to this book early! I don't usually read this type of poetry. I favor spoken word, and that may be why certain aspects of this collection didn't really grip me. First off, however, Patrick Woodcock's style of writing is wonderful. It's deep … Continue reading REVIEW: You can’t bury them all by Patrick Woodcock
Part of me was hesitant to give this 5 stars. I try to be stingy with how many I give out, but when I thought about it, I'd never really read anything like The Book of Strange New Things. I consider myself agnostic, leaning towards atheism, and I have a dislike for organised religion. So … Continue reading REVIEW: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
I really wanted to love this as much as I loved Wool and Shift, but unfortenately something was slightly missing. Maybe it just didn't have the depth of Wool that I loved. But nevertheless, Howey writes so deeply that it's hard to put down. Thrust into the lonely world of Beacon 23, Howey writes a … Continue reading REVIEW: Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey
This was a great first book from NetGalley! Thanks to Penguin and Sylvain Neuvel for a great read! I first and foremost really enjoyed this book. It hooked me from the start, and it was a new and interesting idea. Who doesn't love the idea of a huge alien robot scattered around the globe that … Continue reading REVIEW: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Simple and brief, Samantha Jayne merges simple rhyming poetry with the realities of being in your mid-twenties and struggling with life. I'm only 19, but a lot of what she wrote about rang true to me. I guessed leaving for uni would be the time of my life, but the reality is that I have … Continue reading REVIEW: Quarter Life Poetry by Samantha Jayne
Thank you to NetGalley and Rebellion Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book! I am Anna Francis, wanderer, adventuress, and I feel that the snowy dark is smiling on me because it knows the love I have for it. I am a creature now of shadows and the dusk. … Continue reading REVIEW: The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney