208 pages | Gollancz | Fantasy, SFF The digest: a true modern classic. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld should be every fantasy fan's next novel. It's emotive, enthralling, and massively enjoyable. This book is what I would call 'pure' fantasy - it tells a story quite unlike anything else I have read and reminds me of how I used to romanticise the genre - but this time I think the hype is justified. In the same breath, it is both innovative and familiar and I cannot overstate how much I enjoyed this novel.
The digest: Tiger is a compelling study of what people and animals will do in order to survive. It's poetic in its language and clear in its storytelling. If you are after a novel which forces you to confront your own limits and ideologies, look no further.
The digest: a heavily simplified fantasy novel with interesting ideas that just about misses the mark. If you don't mind extraordinarily fast character progression and a simplified plot, then you might enjoy this one.
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.
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.
This has definitely been my best reading month so far this year – no doubt down to the fact that all of my exams are done for this academic year! Being at home instead of uni also means that I’m walking to places less frequently than I would during term time, explaining why I haven’t… Continue reading BC: June 2018 wrap up
This month I didn't buy too many books - and all but one from a charity shop (it was still a used copy, though). I won't have any time in July to get around to these as I'm mid-way through a few reviews for self-published works (I'm really enjoying them so far!) and I'm also… Continue reading BC: June pickups