The Quiet At The End Of The World by Lauren James

A review or a ramble?

I think I should warn you all now, this is going to be mostly fan-girling, shouting and to many of these !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Quiet at the end of the world by Lauren JamesLauren James!!! What a magnificent author. Truly talented. I fucking love her!!!! I love her brand of Sci-Fi. She has such a distinct way of writing female characters, science, and diversity, that I think I could pick her books just by reading a couple of chapters. There are so many good things in this book that I might just going to make dot points.

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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.
A new life mission is to read all of his books. Continue reading “Old Man’s War by John Scalzi”

Mini Review Series #1

It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise by Rob J. Hayes

Recently I’ve been in an almighty reading slump and as a result a reviewing slump. I haven’t even attempted a review in over six weeks. I have such a backlog of books that I loved and wanted to review that I think the only way to get through them is mini reviews. Using this method I’m hoping to clear out the backlog by the end of the year, which will help me alleviate the guilt I’m carrying about it.
To clarify, just because I haven’t given a book an in-depth review, it doesn’t mean I didn’t love it. It’s purely a reflection of my mental state combined with laziness. The memory fog has been real.

It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise by Rob J. Hayes

It takes a thief to catch a sunrise by rob j. HayesJacques Revou and Isabel de Rosier are at the height of their careers. Of course those careers are as professional charlatans, thieves without peer. With the completion of their final heist, they decide it’s time to retire and settle down. But they have not escaped unnoticed.
The king’s spymaster, Renard Daron, has a job for the thieves, one only they can perform, and he does not take no for an answer. With the threat of destitution and death hanging over their heads, Jaques and Isabel must take on their greatest roles yet, the Baron and Baroness Bonvillain.
Can they ferret out the treasonous elements within the government? Can they escape the clutches of the nefarious Seigneur Daron? Can they regain the fortune so unfairly taken from them?
And, can they finally complete their one last job?

– From Amazon

Jacques and Isabel are fantastic characters. Their devotion to each other is a joy to read, they know each other so well that half the time it feels like we are intruding on their personal jokes. They are completely in tune with one another and it’s so nice to have this pure relationship (I use that term loosely, they are thieves after all) against a backdrop of blackmail, scandal and political intrigue. They have each others back and love each other deeply. They are talented in the art of deceiving those around them and can play just about any role. Jacques is the more playful of the two, he enjoys stealing for the sake of it. It’s not just about getting rich, it’s about planning the job and figuring out how to get around all of the barriers in their way. Isabel is the true actor, she is mesmerising.

“Politics is like a fist fight only without the rules and good etiquette.”

I enjoyed the setting. The world was going through a time of change, while those on the outer fringes still used lanterns, in the city electric lights were in fashion. It had a steampunk vibe with airships and automatons. It takes a thief to catch a sunrise is an absolute pleasure to read. It is full of adventure, intrigue and thieving. It’s fast paced and will surprise you through out. I was absolutely convinced that I knew what was happening and how it would, I was 100% wrong.

Also Shawn King did the cover design for this, and if  I’m not mistaken a lot of Rob’s other books, and as always he absolutely nailed it.

You can get your own copy from  –  AMAZON

Title – It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise

Author – Rob J. Hayes
Released – March 2015
Published – Self-published

Top 5 Wednesday

Self-published fantasy month edition

 Of course when I decide I’m going to join a start posting 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. Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday”