Over the last few years I have written a lot of book reviews and posted them here on the website. They have been written because I woke up in the middle of the night and had to talk about my feelings about a book, they have been written because I wanted to let someone know that the book they had given me was well received, and on even rarer occasions they have been because I actually managed to stick to my book club review schedule.
I’m using this page to collect them all so that if you want to see what I have done (or I want to check what I have done) then you can have a look. Generally I try to give positive reviews, even for the books that didn’t hit right for me. I also tend to write pretty spoiler heavy reviews, though if I am splitting a book in half I try to write the first review before I do the second so that I don’t get any spoilers for the latter half in that first review.
But yeah, if in doubt, expect spoilers.
This page will be updated from time to time as I read new books and write reviews for them, however I am not going to list which books you can expect from me or make up a schedule. If 2020 taught me anything it is that the world is weird and constantly in flux. Also sometimes the books people recommend to you are rubbish and you will read 50 pages in and hate them. So, book reviews will come without any set schedule is what I am trying to say.
Hopefully I will see you soon,
Stay safe out there,
The Only Harmless Great Thing, by Brooke Bolander
Science Fiction/Alternate History
Elephants and nuclear power and the power of stories.
The Pendulum Sun, Jeannette Ng
A young woman journeys into faerie land to find her missionary brother.
This is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
A time and space and alternate reality travelling story written in letters between two soldiers of opposing sides in a war.
The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman
A librarian for an interdimensional library travels between worlds to find books and secure the balance between Chaos and Order.
Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir
Necromancers in space in a far futuristic society built around worshipping a ten thousand year old emperor.
The Bank Heist, Brandon Dixon
A story set in Dixon’s TTRPG setting where magic is blended with futuristic tech.
The House of Shattered Wings, by Aliette de Bodard
Post Apocalyptic Fantasy
Set in a Paris after a magical apocalypse, there are angels in a quiet civil war with each other. Spies, intrigue, magic!