“And it was done; I no longer had a face. I wasn’t Constanter; I was Silverlegs, and in that moment I felt like I could take on an entire army.”
A Roman style setting, vicious, well written battle scenes, epic sword fights. A female mc who refuses to be used and abused. Hell yes. Fantasy has been spoiling me lately with some fantastic books and Silverlegs by Camilla Monk is another top notch read. (How badass is the title and cover by the way!!) Continue reading “Silverlegs part 1- Seeds of Rage by Camilla Monk”
Elephants and Corpses was my very first introduction to Kameron Hurley’s writing several years back when Tor had it on their site. It was a first class story that made a lasting impression, yet its only in the last year that I have started buying and reading more of Hurley’s work. I sit back now and want to kick myself. So of course when I saw this on NetGalley I hit request as fast as I could and then put everything else on the backburner as soon as I was approved, even though I had a couple of months before it’s release day. Continue reading “Meet me in the future: Stories by Kameron Hurley”
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where we get to feed that part of our soul that loves lists, by coming up with 10 things related to a certain topic. Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and Bookish) and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future topics can be found HERE. This weeks topic is:
Most anticipated releases of the second half of 2019 in no particular order –
1. Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicles) by Jay Kristoff 3rd Sep
2. Dispel Illusion (Impossible Times 3) by Mark Lawrence 14th Nov
3. Starsight (Skyward 2) by Brandon Sanderson 26th Nov
4. Meet Me in the Future: Stories by Kameron Hurley 20th Aug
5. The Wolf’s Call (Raven’s Blade #1) by Anthony Ryan 23 July
6. The Princess Beard: The Tales of Pell by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S Dawson 8th Oct
7. The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker 24th Sep
8. The Marked Prince by M.A. Grant 5th Aug
9. Monstress Vol. 4 by Marjorie M. Lui 1st Oct
10. A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie 19th Sep
And as a bonus I want to add Lauren James’s The Starlight Watchmaker, out on July 15th a middle-grade sci-fi. She writes fantastic ya sci-fi and if you are looking for something for your kids (or yourself) to read, either of these would be a great choice.
In the interest of honesty, I will say I have already read Meet me in the Future: Stories by Kameron Hurley and it was a 5 star read. You should all go and pre-order your own copy now. And I haven’t read all the Abercrombie books, I just can’t wait to see everyone get excited for it. I know their will be some squealing over it.
Finally a Sci-fi that didn’t leave me feeling stupid.
A war criminal, Aden, has spent the last 5 years imprisoned on Rhodia. One year longer than the war went for. The time has finally come, he is out, it’s time to head home, to his planet Gretia. Deciding to take the long route, he buys passage on a cargo ship. All goes well until they are hit by pirates and left drifting in an escape pod. Continue reading “Aftershocks by Marko Kloos”
God of Broken Things picks up three months after The Traitor God (my review) finished. There is no gentle lead in, this book starts the way it plans to continue, with action, violence and the characters reaching out with both hands to reach their full potential. I loved it from the first chapter.
“The slicks up in the Old Town might be calling you a nightmare given flesh, but-” a ghost of a smile appeared, the first sign of pleasure I’d seen from her, “-you’re our nightmare I guess.”
Continue reading “God of Broken Things by Cameron Johnston”
A review or a gushy word spew, you decide.
It’s 1986, Nick has just been diagnosed with cancer, someone is following him, the local psycho wants to get friendly with a knife, and his newest friend Mia is in trouble and he has to find a way to help her. So typical stuff for a 15yr old.
“We were a tribe who had always felt as if we were locked into a box that we couldn’t see. And when D&D came along, suddenly we saw both the box and the key.” Continue reading “One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence”
A weekly post where I can show off any new books? Yes please. I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything; from my purchases, NetGalley, gifts and books from authors or publishers (haha as if I’ll get a book sent to me from a publisher).
Continue reading “Stacking the shelves”