The Book Of Koli by M.R. Carey

I love M.R. Carey’s ability to write characters that you fall madly in love with, within seconds. Characters that reach out off the page and wrap you around their little pinkie. The Girl with All the Gifts is one of the best books I have read and it was my love of Melanie that made it so. The story and the way he built the tension solidified it’s place in my heart. Continue reading “The Book Of Koli by M.R. Carey”

WWW Wednesday

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What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

I'm taking part in the Olympic Games Readathon this month so I have paused a book and am starting fresh. 

Currently reading –

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The Olympic Games

Olympic Games Logo

In June I’m going to be participating in a reading challenge inspired by the Percy Jackson series. The Olympic Games is a fun way to come up with a TBR for the month and distract myself from all the reviews I have yet to write up. I have serious reviewers block and a serious backlog of reviews that need to be written up. Anyway, this challenge has been created by ISHI and if you click her name it will take you to her video. She is joined by a team of hosts and the challenge can take place across all platforms. The effort that has gone into the set up of this is amazing.

How does the challenge work? You take the quiz to determine your cabin and then follow the reading prompts for the god your representing. There are 5 prompts for each god and once those are completed you have the option of completing the advanced prompts.

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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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Story Magic by Laurel Gale

Story magic by Laurel GaleIn a world where females are banned from telling stories and stories are never told for entertainment, we have the Listeners. If they are told a story and they like it they can help you with magic. 12 year old Kaya knows that she isn’t to tell stories or something bad will happen, but after feeling the tingle on her neck telling her a Listener is nearby, she takes a breath and shares a story. The Listener repays her story with a little bit of magic. But when her brother is taken to a nearby city to be interrogated, she knows deep down that this is her fault and that she must do everything she can to save him. Continue reading “Story Magic by Laurel Gale”

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.

For more information head over to Tynga’s reviews.

Stacking the shelves Picture - Saturday meme

A day late, but we are here. This is part 2 of my haul from March and April, I’m still tagging it for Wyrd and Wonder as it’s very close to all fantasy. The ebooks were for the most part insanely cheap and I was very blessed by NetGalley and a wonderful author.

March and April Haul part 2 – 

Ebooks:

The Crown Tower by Michael J Sullivan

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Prosper’s Demon by K.J. Parker

Sins of the Fathers: The complete trilogy by Matthew P. Gilbert

First Position by Quenby Olson

Art of War Anthology

Heroes of War Anthology

The Half Killedby Quenby Olson

A Slumbering Fire by Quenby Olson

Review:

The Lessons Never Learned by Rob J. Hayes

From Cold Ashes Risenby Rob J. Hayes

NetGalley:

The Cat Ninja and a Cabal of Shadows by Erik DeLeo (Review)

The Jealousy of Jalice by Jesse Nolan Bailey

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi (Review)

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi

The Last Emperox by John Scalzi

See any favourites?

HEADER IMAGE CREDITS: Flaming phoenix by Sujono Sujono | Decorative phoenix by Tanantachai Sirival – both from 123RF.com

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The Collapsing Empire is a sweeping space opera that makes you lose track of time. A book almost impossible to put down. A book full of characters so compelling and addictive that you are going to want to have book two lined up and ready to go. Continue reading “The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi”

WWW Wednesday

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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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