The Empyrean Gate (Part 1) by Z. Rockward

Getting the readers attention within the first couple of paragraphs is pretty important. For me as a reader, I love nothing more than reading an intriguing, high stakes intro. And with a banging first paragraph The Empyrean Gate caught my attention, shocked me and had me re-reading the synopsis to see what exactly I was in for. Continue reading “The Empyrean Gate (Part 1) by Z. Rockward”

I want all the books

I was placing an order on Amazon the other night and after a solid hour of wishful thinking book stalking, I was led to a kindle unlimited ad. I’ve avoided kindle unlimited so far because I didn’t think it would be worth the cost, but it was a two month free trial. How could I actually pass that by… It would be crazy of me not to use this opportunity to see what it has to offer.

Apparently my ever growing piles of books and backlog of NetGalley arcs weren’t enough to make me pause, I dove in with a level of excitement I usually reserve for cake and cats. Continue reading “I want all the books”

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?

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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

I really suck at not buying books. I want to say that in my defence I’ve read a substantial amount that were on my last Stacking the Shelves post, but even if I hadn’t I would have ended up with more books. Plus I love bargains. These are from the last month, so it’s not that bad.

Physical books:
The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski – I watched the first four episodes of the show and thought it was epic. I have yet to finish the show, but I can read the books now. I already had The Last Wish, so over a couple of weeks I grabbed most of the others.

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood – Sometimes my local Big W stocks fantasy that I can’t wait for and it would be a crime to go leave them there. I’m 100 or so pages in and the writing is beautiful.

Ebooks:
The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S Villoso – The hype got to me with this one. Plus you can’t go past a series titled Chronicles of the Bitch Queen.

The First of Shadows by Deck Matthews – I saw Jason’s review and decided I needed to give it a whirl. It was a quick, enjoyable read. Hopefully I’ll get a review up sometime soon.

NetGalley:
The Iron Crown by M.A. Grant – I really enjoyed book one (REVIEW) and I’m halfway through book two at the moment. I didn’t think my request would be accepted but lucky for me it was.

The Iron Crown by M.A. Grant

What did you pick up this month? Have you read any of these?

 

 

WWW Wednesday

Hosted by Taking on a World of Words, you answer 3 questions and hey presto, you are all done. Don’t forget to head over to her page and link up and see what everyone else is up to.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading “WWW Wednesday”

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.


My reading plans Continue reading “February Fun Times”

Stacking The Shelves

A weekly post where I can gush 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

I was going so well. I had only spent $2.99 on books up until this last fortnight, then it all went out the window. I’ve probably only spent $50 or so now, but I requested a few from NetGalley and managed to grab an arc from a favourite author. Maybe next month I can keep it under $10, which is my goal.

Continue reading “Stacking The Shelves”

Meet me in the future: Stories by Kameron Hurley

Meet me in the future by Kameron HurleyElephants and Corpses was my very first introduction to Kameron Hurley’s writing several years back when Tor had it on their site. It was a first class story that made a lasting impression, yet its only in the last year that I have started buying and reading more of Hurley’s work. I sit back now and want to kick myself. So of course when I saw this on NetGalley I hit request as fast as I could and then put everything else on the backburner as soon as I was approved, even though I had a couple of months before it’s release day. Continue reading “Meet me in the future: Stories by Kameron Hurley”

The Outcast Hours edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin

A quick review

“When the sun goes down, our imagination runs free. In the dark, we let go of our inhibitions and free our inner selves, be they monstrous or magical. The night is when even the best of us can live our worst lives… And the worst of us our best.”

Continue reading “The Outcast Hours edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin”

Dancing with fantasy and sci-fi, a kickass reading challenge

It’s Bingo Time

I was just checking in with a few blogs and came across a challenge that has piqued my interest. So much so I’ve decided to give it a whirl. Do I expect to complete it? No, I rarely finish the challenges I start as I over-estimate my staying power. Do I let that stop me from starting them? Also no. Continue reading “Dancing with fantasy and sci-fi, a kickass reading challenge”