Today I have a super simple post to let the world know what I’m reading. 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?
In light of my massive reading slump, I handed my kindle to my daughter and asked her to pick my next read for me. She surprised me by not going for the books with shirtless men on the cover. So my currently reading and reading next are courtesy of her. Continue reading “WWW Wednesday”
I think it’s time I face reality, I’m in a massive blogging slump and I’m trying to pull myself out of a reading slump.
So this tbr is pure speculation, it’s just what I have sitting on my kindle.
One of these books is not like the others…
I’m not sure why this has been such a full on reading month but I have smashed my yearly reading target. The part one of my wrap up can be found HERE. I actually completed my tbr which is astounding as it’s not something I do often. I’ve already talked about all the Tate James I’ve read this month as well, so I won’t repeat those, but if you missed it, you can find those HERE. I even managed to shove a fantasy or two into my schedule. They were rereads and I loved them more the second time around.
I don’t normally put star ratings on my blog, but because I’m not actually talking about any of the books, I figured this would be an easy way to give you an idea on what I thought of them. Continue reading “June wrap up part 2”
I enjoyed Trail of lightning and when I saw all the hype around Black Sun I purposely stayed away from reviews to avoid spoiling it for myself. I went in blind so to speak.
BEST DESCISION EVER
What an absolute delight. Reading Black Sun is an absolute experience. It has popped straight to the list of books I wish I could read again for the very first time.
The characters, the lore, the way the multiple pov’s weave in around each other. Each and every aspect of Black Sun is a masterclass on how to do epic fantasy.
A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun Continue reading “Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse”
A cover is an incredibly important part of a book. When browsing in a book store that is what grabs your attention. I’m a total cover whore and a gorgeous cover can make me buy the book without even reading what its about, so this month I wanted to show some of my absolute favourite fantasy covers a whole heap of love. These are all books I’ve read. I’m going to do a separate post for covers that make me want to buy some new books without looking at the synopsis.
City of Kings by Rob J Hayes and Pawn’s Gambit by Rob J Hayes – Cover Art by Felix Ortiz and Cover Design by STK Kreations
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston – Cover Art by Brittany Jackson Cover Design by Matt Jones.
The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar – Cover Art by Karl James Mountford
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse and Touch of Iron by Timandra Whitecastle
The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher and Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
I have tried to find the cover artists and designers, but couldn’t find a few. If you happen to know who they are or I’ve made a mistake, please let me know because I would love to link them.
Which of these covers is your favourite? Do you have an all time favourite cover as well?
I’m incredibly lucky to have Khaiah Thomson, author of Welcome to Blackwood, on the blog today.
She writes paranormal stories, with a determined, feisty, female lead in the most lush setting you could hope to live. Make sure you check out the giveaway I’m running if you want to win your very own copy of Welcome to Blackwood, links will be at the end. You can see my review HERE.
Hi Khaiah, thank you so much for taking the time to join me on the blog. Congratulations on the release of Welcome to Blackwood. I had an absolute blast reading it. Continue reading “Author Interview with Khaiah Thomson”
Sometimes you read a book and your like yep, that was fine. I enjoyed it. And then you sit down to write a review and you realise that if you look to closely at the plot, characters and the pacing, all the holes start showing. And if you try to write an in-depth review it will become a shit-show.
That’s where I’m at and I feel conflicted.
I loved the concept, I love fated lovers. I loved that our main character had kids. I loved the plague idea. I LOVED the men in this book and I really enjoyed our main characters growth. Continue reading “Gods and Monsters by Janie Marie”
To celebrate my love of fantasy and the awesome books I’ve read so far this year, I’m running a giveaway over on Twitter.
It’s super easy to enter, just head over to my pinned post on Twitter, follow, like, share, tag a friend and tell me which of the four books below you would like to win.
The Giveaway will be running until the 30th of May and I’ll be selecting a winner on the 31st. Open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to you.
These are some of my favourite reads over the last six month. They also happen to have some of the most amazing cover art, so they will look fantastic on your shelves.
A chance encounter at the hairdresser brought this book to my attention and I’m very glad it happened. So thank you to my hairdresser for fitting me in and introducing me to the author in the basin next to me.
Welcome to Blackwood is Khaiah Thomson’s debut novel and she has smashed it out of the park with an engaging, well written story.
It is set in the lush, secretive town of Blackwood. The descriptions are fantastic and I want to live there. Not even for all the supernatural shenanigans, but for the absolutely beautiful setting. It has the forest, beach and small town vibes. It sounds like heaven. Continue reading “Welcome to Blackwood by Khaiah Thomson”
It’s time for my favourite event of the year. WYRD AND WONDER!!!!! The entire month of May raving about all things fantasy. Every type of fantasy. High, low, epic, magical realism, grimdark, urban, paranormal… All of it.
I think the big challenge this year will actually be producing reviews for what I’ve read and what I will be reading. I just counted and I have 15 partially written reviews that I could finish and post during May. All wonderful books, but I haven’t written a review in over a month, so you can see why I would be concerned about my ability to get shit done. Continue reading “Did someone say Wyrd and Wonder?”