Wyrd and Wonder – TBR

How did I forget about this? I should hand my fantasy lover card back. A whole month dedicated to fantasy and I’m not prepared. Ok I can do this… I can rave about fantasy for a whole month.

A big thanks to Imyrl, Lisa and Jorie for hosting. You can find all the info HERE.

This month I’m hoping to catch up on some arcs as I got approved for more than expected. I may have picked up a whole heap of fantasy lately and I’ve got more coming, so I’ll show those off in the coming days and fingers crossed I will get a couple of reviews up. I’m way behind.

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Top Ten Tuesday

Books I’m looking forward to

After a bumper year of new releases in 2019, it looks like 2020 might just top it. I thought I would list a few of the upcoming releases I’m looking forward to. Just those in the next six months, otherwise the list will probably go on forever. It also happens to tie in with this weeks Top Ten Tuesday post. Winning. top ten tuesday

Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton
Release date – 7/1/20

Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton

The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley
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Top Ten Tuesday

top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where we get to feed that part of our soul that loves lists, by coming up with 10 things related to a certain topic.  Top Ten Tuesday was originally created by  The Broke and Bookish) and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future topics can be found HERE.  This weeks topic is:

Ten auto-buy authors
I feel like I’m repeating myself as I talk about these authors a lot. I don’t think there will be any surprises on this list. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday”

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

A review or a gushy word spew, you decide.

It’s 1986, Nick has just been diagnosed with cancer, someone is following him, the local psycho wants to get friendly with a knife, and his newest friend Mia is in trouble and he has to find a way to help her. So typical stuff for a 15yr old.

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It’s my birthday, I’ll buy books if I want too

April book haul

2017 was the year of buying books… hundreds and hundreds of books. 2018 is the year I show restraint, but not in April. It’s my birthday month, which means if I’m super lucky people buy me books or I’m given money and I buy copious amounts of books. This year both happened. So much fantasy goodness came my way.  Continue reading “It’s my birthday, I’ll buy books if I want too”

Favourite completed fantasy series

I adore fantasy, especially a completed series. I’m impatient, so knowing I can smash through a complete series makes me happy. Here are a few of my favourite series.

9780765350381Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.

This is probably my favourite series ever. It’s definitely one that got me back into reading fantasy. It has everything, brilliant world building, a wonderful magic system and fantastic characters. There really is something for everyone in this book. The world is drab, with ash falling from the sky, the Skaa are oppressed and under the rule of the nobles. Food is hard to grow, the Skaa are starving. And then along come Kelsier and his team to try to overthrow the Lord Ruler.  Kelsier and his team are more used to pulling con jobs and heists, but to Kelsier, over throwing the Lord Ruler and stealing from him is the ultimate job. We are introduced to his team, they all have a talent that makes them essential and along the way Kelsier comes across Vin, a young girl, abandoned by her brother, just trying to get by on the rough streets, he takes her under his wing and trains her, he helps her develop her talents and her character development is one of the reasons she is a favourite of mine. The details and depth to the world is phenomenal. It is a must read for any fantasy fan, it’s also a great starting place for those who are just getting into fantasy. There are three books in the series and then there is the Wax and Wayne series which is set in the same world, but in the future during an industrial stage. Its kind of Wild West in a city with magic. I don’t often refer to the Wax and Wayne books as Mistborn books. They are good, just not on the same level as the original series. FYI – this is the book that if people say they don’t like it, I silently judge the shit out of them.

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

A quick review of a great book.

It’s human nature to judge and compare right? I know I shouldn’t but I always compare an authors work to their previous stuff. So picking up Red Sister was a little daunting. Prince of Thorns is one of my favourite books and Jorg is a ruthless, determined psychopath who I just happen to fucking adore. My love of Jorg sullied my Prince of Fools reading experience, while its a great book, Jalan is no Jorg and I was hoping for a bit of Jorg like action. Well it turns out I had no need to worry as Red Sister is a complete different world and story.  (Yes sometimes I’m a little slow on the uptake.) Although I will probably talk about them both as we get into this. Continue reading “Red Sister by Mark Lawrence”