Silverlegs part 1- Seeds of Rage by Camilla Monk

“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.”

SilverlegsA 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”

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Meet me in the future: Stories by Kameron Hurley

Meet me in the future by Kameron HurleyElephants 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

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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:

Ten auto-buy authors
I feel like I’m repeating myself as I talk about these authors a lot. I don’t think there will be any surprises on this list. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday”

Top 5 Wednesday

Of course when I decide I’m going to join Top 5 Wednesdays on occasion, I pick the time it goes on hiatus for the summer (June, July, August). While there may be no new prompts, it means I get to explore some of the ones I have missed. For all the info you need to join, checkout the Goodreads group HERE.

From October 4th 2017 – Books featuring witches Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday”

Quick Fire Book Tag

I saw this tag over on Don Jimmy Reviews page and decided to give it a go

1. E-Book or physical book?
At the moment I’m on an e-book binge, which has been inspired by the SPFBO5. I’m smashing through the self published books I picked up last year.

2. Paperback or hardback?
Paperback. Unless of course it’s a special edition, but I don’t often read those. I just like them because they are pretty and with certain authors I’m obsessive and must have everything. Continue reading “Quick Fire Book Tag”

Mid Year Freak Out Tag

I saw this over at Hobbleit’s page and decided I was jumping on the bandwagon. I haven’t done a tag for a while and figured this would be as good a time as any.

Best book you’ve read so far this year.
A Danger to herself and others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel – I love when books discuss mental health well and boy did this book deliver. (Review)

Best sequel you’ve read so far this year.
Conspiracy of Ravens by Lila Bowen

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Biggest disappointment.
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Biggest surprise.
One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence – I knew it would be good, but I didn’t think it would work for me as well as his epic fantasy does. (Review)

Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
That would be Ben Galley.

Newest favourite character.
Miss Quicksilver from The Absinthe Earl would have to be up there, as well as Task and Lesky from Heart of Stone.

Book that made you cry.
Heart of Stone by Ben Galley, to be honest there is probably more than that one, but it sprung to mind first. (Review)

Book that made you happy.
Hounded by Kevin Hearne. A fun beginning to a series.

Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
Puddin, I haven’t read the book but I absolutely adored the movie. I can’t think of any others so that will have to count.

Favourite review you’ve written this year.
My review for The God of Broken Things, it was such a great book that I loved singing it’s praises. (Review)

Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
Monstress volume 1, 2, 3.


What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
This is a trick question, but I guess I’d like to make a decent dent in the self published fantasy sitting on my kindle. If I could get to at least five of them I would be happy.

 

Stacking The Shelves

A weekly post where I can brag about my new books? Yes please. Granted 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, to NetGalley, gifts and books from authors or publishers (haha as if I’ll get a book sent to me from a publisher).
For more information head over to Tynga’s reviews

Stacking the shelves Picture - Saturday meme

I went op shopping last weekend for the first time in what felt like forever and picked up a couple of books. I was lucky enough to be sent an arc by an author for review and I got approved for a book or two via NetGalley, one of which is the second book in a series, so I have to grab the first book in the next couple of days.

Physical books
Toffee by Sarah Crossan
The Thousand Names Django Wexler

NetGalley
Priest of Lies by Peter McLean
The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Blood Awakens by Jessaca Willis

Review
The Sentinel’s Alliance by Suzanne Rogerson

The Sentinel's Alliance

See any favourites?