This Savage Song by V.E.Schwab: Review

After reading Schwab’s Vicious I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another one of her books. I wasn’t disappointed by This Savage Song – it’s a turbulent dystopian choc full of monsters and menace. (I’m already reading the sequel) Title: This Savage Song Author: V.E.Schwab Publication date: 7 Jun. 2016 Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi Dystopian with monsters Pages: 469 Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection…

Most anticipated releases 2018

New publications are flying out these days and it’s so difficult to keep up with what’s what. YA Fantasy, Sci-fi and Magic Realism (as well as many other fiction and non-fiction genres)all had a great year in 2017 and 2018 doesn’t look to be much different. I’ve pre-ordered 4 new releases and already have a few more on my radar (finance dependent). Check out the list below. [Click the name of the book to find out more or pre-order your copy.] – A Court of Frost and Starlight Sarah J Maas Release date: 1st May 2018 The fourth addition to one of the most popular YA fantasy…

Seven-Sided Spy by Hannah Carmack: Review

This unique, standalone spy thriller comes out in just two days and it’s not one to be missed! Title: Seven Sided Spy Author: Hannah Carmack Website: https://hannahcarmack.com/books/ Publication date: January 2018 Genre: LGBTQ+ Thriller Pages: Renowned. Proud. Feared.  Diana Riley is not to be trusted.  The year is 1963 and in the midst of the cold war, the CIA’s finest and most fatal female agent, Diana Riley, vanishes. Kidnapped by the KGB and taken to the backcountry of North Carolina, her and her team of unsavory partners are forced to undergo illegal experimentation.  But, when the experiments leave them horribly deformed and unable to reenter society without someone crying monster, the previously glamorous and…

Happy New Year! [Resolutions]

2018 is off to a flying start; so far all I’ve seen is endless optimism, it has absolutely dominated my internet interfaces. For shining out in a world that doesn’t always inspire it I’d very much like to extend a much coveted high-five to all you beacons of positivity! You go Glen Coco. In that same spirit I’m going to charge straight ahead with my new years resolutions in the hope that I can succeed with at least a commendable 50% completion rate. Wish me luck! Get my Netgalley percentage up to a healthy 60%  Whilst I’d love to hit the golden 80% this year I definitely over-requested…

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada: Review

I don’t know why but when you mix science and literature it almost always creates something fun and fabulous. Emily Suvada’s ‘This Mortal Coil’ is no exception and this sci-fi take on a futuristic post-apocalyptic world had me hooked. Title: This Mortal Coil Author: Emily Suvada Publication date: November 2017 Pages: by Simon Pulse Blurb: Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius. That’s no…

The people of Bookstagram – December 2017

This post is a little different to some of my usual chatter but is probably a great deal more important. If you’re thinking about joining #bookstagram but aren’t sure where to start it’s important to find the most active and helpful members of the community. There are the @PaperFury’s and @BookSugar’s of the world and  you’ll find them, most likely, without too much hunting. Today I’m interested in shedding some light on the up-and-comers, the friendly faces of the everyday, online, bookish community. I’d like to introduce you all to some of my favourite bookstagrammers. Some of these lovely people deserve far…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I’ve never participated in a book tag on my blog so today marks an important first! I was tagged by the lovely Helen (watchingsparksreviews.wordpress.com) first and then by Moon on Twitter, (moonkestrelblog.wordpress.com) so I’ve been extremely fortunate! That means I get DOUBLE QUESTIONS! The Rules: The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. Once nominated, the blogger is required to write a post in which they: Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11…