I always forget that I enjoy historical fiction, its not a genre I automatically gravitate towards. But when I saw The Absinthe Earl pop up on NetGally, the cover grabbed my attention and then the synopsis sucked me right in; A historical fantasy, set in Ireland in the 1800’s, full of mythology, faeries and romance. Yes please. Continue reading “The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher”
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”
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
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.
Toffee by Sarah Crossan
The Thousand Names Django Wexler
Priest of Lies by Peter McLean
The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Blood Awakens by Jessaca Willis
The Sentinel’s Alliance by Suzanne Rogerson
See any favourites?
Aaah, paranormal romance. This genre is my fairy floss. I love it and tend to overindulge and then avoid it for a while, before coming back and repeating the cycle.
Skye has magic, she has grown up with it but she fears it. She has been told she has great power but because she can’t control it, she is dangerous and must be bound. She hurt her twin River as a child and has never forgiven herself. An adult now, she lives with her friends, runs a successful childcare centre and visits her housebound brother as often as possible. Continue reading “Pack Bound by Leisl Leighton”
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”
A quick readathon this weekend.
2019 is the year of the readathon. So of course I’m jumping on the bandwagon and taking part in the 8 in two readathon, brought to us by the lovely ladies from 25infive.
This weekend we have a bit on, but I’m hopeful that I can smash out 4 hours of reading each night and that will be enough. Continue reading “8 in two readathon”
A mini review
Phineas Smith is the only human at a Mathers University, the power of the ley lines run through him. A place for a magical folk, the Seelie and Unseelie have an awkward truce on the grounds. Roark is Prince of the Unseelies, Phineas’ roommate and a pain in his ass. He always turns up when Phineas is being attacked by a monster and saves his ass, but complains about it the entire time. Someone is trying to upset the balance though, the Unseelies are getting attacked and the power-hungry want Phineas’ power. Continue reading “Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant”