The digest: The Sleeping Dragon is a much-needed break from usual fantasy fare. It is an uncomplicated, engaging novel which I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for a less strenuous fantasy story. Expect laughs and tears alike.
The digest: A thought-provoking myth-retelling which I encourage you all to pick up. If you like how meticulous Gaiman's research and writing is, then you will be right at home here!
The digest: A highly entertaining paranormal urban fantasy showing the less glamorous side of vampiric life. This is not a serious tome focusing solely on vampirism and all it entails - though you will find gruesome and gritty elements here in heaps. It's a pop-culture referencing, smoothly written, funny, easily digestible, and highly recommended break away from both the overly-serious Dracula tales and the flowery Twilight books.
The digest: an essay about the relationship between women and power in the 21st Century in the broadest of terms. This accessible volume serves as a good introduction to what more needs to be done in tackling the issues revolving around women, the patriarchy, and our relationship with power. Supported by Classical and contemporary examples, any modern-minded person will surely find something thought-provoking here.
The digest: An overhyped graphic novel proves to be overhyped. Its execution is severely lacking, meaning that whilst the underlying premise is a decent one, I'd struggle to recommend this graphic novel to anyone.
The digest: I'm so glad to have finally entered into the world of Earthsea. Le Guin's story is fast-paced and splendidly-written, with clear overarching messages and nods towards philosophy throughout. I highly recommend you pick it up if you haven't already.
The digest: For me, Vengeful is an average novel which continually misses the bar set by Vicious. It isn't an awful book, but I wish there hadn't been so much hype around it.
I'll keep this short and sweet 🙂
In order to try and maintain a 50/50 split of male to female authors this year, I'm going to be periodically making posts like this, where I discuss the next five books from female authors that I want to read. I think that breaking goals down into smaller chunks makes them easier to manage, and… Continue reading TBR BC: The Next 5 Female-Authored Books I’m Reading in 2019 (#1)
The digest: Never Die provides a much-needed break from your typical fantasy fare. The novel is a tale of retribution and atonement, our characters led by a servant of a shinigami, fighting humans and yokai alike through a variety of traditional and magic-imbued techniques. Fans of shonen manga/anime will absolutely love Never Die.