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.
Or, Lisa Flails About Her Messed Up Darlings. SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW FOR CHAPTERS 11 THROUGH 20. In this part of the book, the Misbegotten and the chimaera rebel forces come together, as Karou and Akiva try to forge a semblance of peace between them. It … only goes a little bit wrong? Relatively speaking? All that and more! Let’s discuss Dreams of Gods and Monsters. CONTENT NOTE: Discussion of asexual coding/representation.
So the time has finally come for me to finish Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, and as before I’ll be breaking this book down into segments and posting a weekly review/discussion post/wordflail about the chapters I read. In these opening chapters, the angels arrive on Earth and … everything’s going to hell. IRONICALLY. Oh, I’ve missed my messed up darlings. Let’s discuss Dreams of Gods & Monsters. Spoilers follow for chapters 1 through 10.
Hello, and welcome to (hopefully) the first of several ARC reviews to feature here this summer! I’m kicking off with a really good one, so grab an iced drink, grab a fan, and come and chill out while I geek out about Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintze!
In the second part of Days of Blood and Starlight, Karou and Akiva are struggling with friendships while navigating enemy territory – and, slowly but hopefully surely, coming closer back together. Physically, anyway… Spoilers follow for chapters 28-47.
In the first quarter of Days of Blood and Starlight, absolutely nothing is all right. Including me. Major spoilers follow for chapters 1-27 (and for Daughter of Smoke and Bone).