Quick check-in to let you know what I am currently reading/ will be reading for the next week or so. My main novel this week will be A.J. Norfield's Windcatcher, a ~400 page fantasy novel not too distant from Eragon going from other reviews. I'm about 10% of the way through this one and it's a struggle… Continue reading BC: Currently Reading w/c 30/07/2018
Month: Jul 2018
Review: City of Kings – Rob J Hayes
The digest: an action-packed, visceral, enthralling stand-alone fantasy novel in Hayes' shared universe. A must-read for fantasy fans - whether you are familiar with the author's previous work or not. Expect a lot of blood and violence - elements of the barbarity of humanity condensed into the best continuous 300 pages I have read this year.
BC: July Library Haul 2
After finishing both of the books I borrowed at the start of July, Caraval and a closed and common orbit, I took another trip to the library to see what else took my fancy. Again I only ended up borrowing two actual books (though one is a compilation of two novels).
Tag: Favourite Childhood Book Tag
Thought I'd do something a bit different in between my reviews this week - 'The Favourite Childhood Book Tag', which I found through the YouTube channel Dane Reads. I liked the look of it and here we are. It goes without saying that I wasn't tagged in this, and I also struggle to whittle my… Continue reading Tag: Favourite Childhood Book Tag
Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas
The digest: I really did not enjoy this book.
BC: My 2018 Reading Challenges
I've seen a fair few people posting updates about their 2018 reading challenges, but as my blog didn't exist at the start of the year I thought I would combine both my challenge 'announcement' with updates. Without further ado, let's get into them. Read 52 books. I think this might be the one… Continue reading BC: My 2018 Reading Challenges
Review: The Fire Eye Refugee – Samuel Gately
The digest: The Fire Eye Refugee is an action-packed and fun novel which intertwines the reality of refugee crises and racial (in)tolerance with elements of magical fantasy to provide an intriguing story. A thoroughly engaging read featuring espionage, war, and the potential for salvation - Gately is onto a winner here!
Review: The Bedlam Stacks – Natasha Pulley
The digest: Pulley's writing has improved in almost every single aspect compared to her previous novel, making The Bedlam Stacks a work of historical fiction everybody should read. A genuinely engaging, focused, layered narrative which builds momentum tremendously well, culminating in a truly satisfying climax. I urge you to read this at your earliest convenience.
Review: The Clarity of Cold Steel: A Steampunk Detective Novel – Kevin Wright
The digest: The Clarity of Cold Steel has one of the most unique takes on a post-apocalyptic world that I can remember – it is clearly the result of much hard work, and the efforts seem to have paid off. The plot is absolutely stunning, and the development of our protagonist through his speech and other nuances is very well handled.
BC: July/ August content
I thought I'd let you guys know what I plan on posting in the coming weeks - if you see anything below you would like to read sooner rather than later let me know and I'll do what I can.