Hello, dear geeks! I’m … attempting to be back! Finding my feet again has taken a while, for various reasons, and I might still be finding them but that’s OK, schedules were never really a thing around here anyway. But! Today marks the first post of 2023, and it’s an ARC review of World Running Down by Al Hess, forthcoming from Angry Robot. Let’s talk about it.
Gay space princes. Arranged marriage and romantic misunderstandings. Political intrigue. Reader, I jumped at the chance to read this long before the book actually ended up in my hands. I thought I was ready. I was not ready. Please note that this review contains discussion of abuse, and mild spoilers for one character’s backstory.
Ghosts, haunted houses (and haunting architecture), and urban legends – in a place that isn’t London? It’s time for a trip to an impressively creepy trip to Scotland’s capital city, and I was not prepared.
I do love a good rendition of I Waited Forever For This And It Was Worth It. Let’s talk about The Obsidian Tower.
It’s time to turn on the lights in the library and find a space on a shelf, because today I am talking about a book that has, curiously, taken up quite a bit of space in my mind since I read it. That book is Love Bites by Ry Herman, a queer romantic comedy published by Jo Fletcher Books and provided to me in ARC form for a review (thanks, guys!) as part of their blog tour. What do I …
The Deverry Readalong continues apace, and February saw me reading Darkspell for the first time. Things get darker and more dangerous, both in the past, the present and presumably in the future, for our Wyrd-bound heroes – and I’m here for all of it.
Murderbot has no friends. Murderbot has no family. Murderbot doesn’t even have a name – unless you count ‘Murderbot’. All it wants is to do its job, survive it, and figure out its own identity. And try to catch up on its favourite serials. It’s time to review All Systems Red, the first of The Murderbot Diaries novellas by Martha Wells, for SciFi Month!
What’s that? I’m writing a full review of a book for a change? Why yes, I am. Change is good, you know. Today I’m breaking away from the (sort of) routine here to join a whole host of fellow bloggers and reviewers on Gollancz’s blog tour for the new novel by Garth Nix. More details, and my review, await below the cut!
Well. That escalated quickly. SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW FOR CHAPTERS 32 THROUGH 42. In this part of the book, Eliza finds out where The Suits were taking her, and is left with an existential revelation (or several). Meanwhile, Karou comes up with a plan and convinces the others to go along with it – but a surprise attack throws everything into chaos… I AM NOT OKAY. Let’s discuss Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
And now we return to our regularly scheduled flailing programme. SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW FOR CHAPTERS 21 THROUGH 32. In this part of the book, a trap is sprung and the game is changed. But what will it all mean? Let’s discuss Dreams of Gods and Monsters.