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…
Books, Music and Random Thoughts
I had a pretty great reading month, I didn’t 100% stick to my tbr, I guess my mood reader ways can’t be tamed, but for the most part I read some great books. I haven’t picked up a book in the last week. I’m not sure why. Emotionally it has been a big couple of months and I think I’m burnt out.
I watched a Jolt, on Amazon. Kate Beckinsale is such a badass babe. It wasn’t the best movie but I didn’t have to think or feel for 90 minutes so that was nice. I also watched a few episodes of New Girl. I love it but only watch 2-3 episodes every few months, so it’s going to take me forever to get through. (I’m still on season 1). I also started The Good Doctor. It will also become a show I only watch every now and then, so I’ll never get through it. And last night I decided to introduce the 16yr old to Underworld as she hadn’t seen it yet and as expected she bloody loved it and is planning on watching the rest of them as soon as possible. Continue reading “July reading wrap up”
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.
I finished The Night Prince series. And if you have read any of my stacking the shelves updates you would know I was on a buying ban and couldn’t buy any new physical books until I had finished the series. I was so excited, I knew which book or five I wanted. There have been some amazing new releases out already this year, I wanted them all. I wanted all the pretty new books for my shelves. So you can imagine my utter despair when I discovered that I couldn’t get any of the books I wanted in paperback. I’m a tight ass, I don’t pay hardback price. DEVASTATED. First world problems I know. I decided to get a different book (great decision) and get the kindle version (I’ll get it in paperback later), and that led me to the other horror book I found.
The Gulp by Alan Baxter – I may have a slight obsession with Alan Baxter’s books. This one was an absolute winner and my review can be found HERE.
We Are Wolves: A Horror Anthology by some incredibly talented authors and edited by Gemma Amor, Laurel Hightower and Cynthia Paleyo – This is one that I wasn’t searching for, it found me and boy am I glad. Feminist dark fantasy and horror. From the forward to the very last page, I was completely enamoured.
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse – I’ve had my eye on this since it was first released. I don’t know what the deal is at the moment, but I couldn’t get this in paperback either.
From blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout – There is so much hype around this one. I’m hoping for dark and sexy fantasy.
That’s it from me this week. Have you read any of these? Do you have a favourite?
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?
We Are Wolves: A Horror Anthology – Including authors like Gemma Amor, Jessica Guess, Sadie Hartmann and many more, this book isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s powerful, emotional, empowering and dark. Continue reading “WWW Wednesday”
I first came across Girl on Fire when someone was talking about the author on Twitter. I can’t remember who, but if it was you, thank you. The cover stole my attention and the synopsis made sure I pre-ordered it.
What an absolute ride. It starts as it intends to finish; brutal, powerful and jarring. Girl on Fire gripped me tight and pulled me along. I had no choice, I had to keep turning the pages. It is intense and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
“Ruby stood, fire flowing from her like water, her face set and stony, her head cocked to one side. I realised that she was not new to killing, she had done it before, and would do it again. I knew what I was looking at: anger, fresh and unfettered, and I knew there was an endless well of it inside of her, I just knew.”
Ruby is an intense character. She is pure rage and considering her experiences you can see why. Raped by her Daddy, believed by no one, what is left for her to do but escape. Only she crashes her car and is burnt up in the inferno. When the flames die down she is reborn, ready to take out the trash.
I can’t emphasize enough just how perfect the writing style is for this book. The sentences bring Ruby, her pain and her anger, to life. They pack a punch, they have purpose and deliver the story in style.
I’m actually not sure how to review this one, it’s such a powerful, emotional read. I want to do it justice, do Ruby justice. Ruby isn’t a character you will love, she is a broken monster, but I empathise with her and how she got to the point where her only option is to set fire to the world. And that’s exactly what she does, she harnesses her anger, her rage, her hate and she lets loose on the world that failed her.
Gemma Amor is an author that isn’t afraid to take the story where it needs to go, and I will be hunting down her books and diving into the stories within.