The Lessons Never Learned by Rob J. Hayes

I have been trying to write this review for over a month. Not only have I been in the middle of a blogging lull, but I find it really hard to write reviews for books that are the second in a series. Add on loving it and I fold under the pressure. So on that note I’m going to push through my reviewer block and get the fangirling started. Oh and there will be spoilers for Along The Razor’s Edge, (review), I will do my best to keep them to a minimum.

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Along The Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes

When Rob Hayes puts the word out that he is looking for bloggers to review his new book, my automatic response is flailing, a giant yes please and hoping I can get my greedy hands on it. As you can tell I was successful, I have since read it and it was bloody brilliant.

“At just fifteen years old, I had fought in the greatest war mankind has ever known. I had been one of the Orran’s most powerful Sourcerers, celebrated by our allies and feared by our enemies. I had helped bring prosperity to my emperor’s lands, destruction to his foes. And now I was a prisoner, my power gone with my Sources. There was only one place the Terrelans would send a prisoner as valuable as I – the Pit.” Continue reading “Along The Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes”

February Fun Times

Here we are, the kids go back to school this week, work has quietened down after the Christmas craziness and I have to do adult things like get my car serviced and all the after school activities are back on. I love having my kids home but little Sir spent more time playing Fortnite than he should have and as much as the family did lots of awesome things, I didn’t get to participate in all of it. I did get to see Dolittle today which I thought was brilliant. I laughed louder and more than anyone else in the cinema.


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The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

A review?

AMBITIOUS, CREATIVE, FANTASTICAL, DIVERSE, EPIC.

Once again Hurley has shown us that she is an absolute force. I can only imagine how daunting this project was purely because of how epic in scope it is. I think the word dense could be used to describe this book (I don’t mean that in a bad way), there is so much worldbuilding, there are so many characters, there are so many cultures and histories and we get to dive into it all. She doesn’t hold us back. She gives us as readers everything she has and she smashed it out of the park. This is the longest book by Hurley I have read and as with her other stories she doesn’t waste words. Every word on the page has a purpose. I fucking love that. Continue reading “The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley”

Top Ten Tuesday

Books I’m looking forward to

After a bumper year of new releases in 2019, it looks like 2020 might just top it. I thought I would list a few of the upcoming releases I’m looking forward to. Just those in the next six months, otherwise the list will probably go on forever. It also happens to tie in with this weeks Top Ten Tuesday post. Winning. top ten tuesday

Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton
Release date – 7/1/20

Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton

The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley
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Stacking The Shelves

Sci-Fi Month Edition

Stacking the shelves Picture - Saturday memeA 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.
For more information head over to Tynga’s Reviews.

As it’s Sci-Fi Month, I may have got a little click happy over in NetGalley. Also, I took full advantage of a couple of authors having their first books on Amazon for free. I think at least 90% of the books I gathered over the last 6 weeks are Sci-Fi. Continue reading “Stacking The Shelves”

WWW Wednesday

Sci-fi edition

I’ve come across a weekly meme that I can do, but will probably only do every now and then. It’s super simple, which I love.
Hosted by Taking on a World of Words you answer 3 questions and hey presto, you are all done.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m still on a sci-fi kick due to sci-fi month, so I’m currently reading Betrayal by Pippa DaCosta. I’m 33% in and I’m not sold. I’m glad it’s only a 200 page book as I’m not sure I would keep going if it was much longer. It’s my first book by her and I have a few others on my kindle, so I hope they are an improvement.

I recently finished Shadow City by Anna Mocikat. It’s light sci-fi, end of days kind of thing. Humans are almost wiped out, creatures have entered our world and the vampires have come out of hiding. Hopefully I will have a review up soon.

Next up I plan on finishing Chasing Graves by Ben Galley and getting stuck into Skycircus by Peter Bunzl. I have loved Chasing Graves so far, but put it on hold for sci-fi month and Skycircus is a fun, magical middle grade read.

Top Ten Tuesday

Sci-Fi Month edition

top ten tuesdayTop 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: Freebie Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday”

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

This was a book I hadn’t really heard of until I joined Twitter and came across Scalzi’s account, his shenanigans and his cats. I then had the luck of finding the boxset in an op shop. It then sat on my shelves for over two years before I finally got the kick up the butt I needed when I joined Sci Fi Month.
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Touch Of Iron by Timandra Whitecastle

‘She grinned in the dark and clutched her knife. The knife was always there. Touch of iron. Touch of home.’

I read a lot of fantasy. A LOT of fantasy. I like my fantasy dark. Give me a bleak world, give me a broken down government, give me heroes who are total badasses, who have a little psychopath in them. I like the morally grey. It takes a lot to shock me. Well Touch of Iron shocked the shit out of me. I had to put the book down and take a breather. It is violent, it’s bleak, it’s brutal. It’s fucking wonderful. Continue reading “Touch Of Iron by Timandra Whitecastle”