I think you can tell that I was completely and utterly blown away by New Yesterday. Frasier keeps up a fast pace throughout and I found myself breathlessly reading to see what would happen and how Adam would get himself out of various situations. I have zero idea how Frasier kept track of all the changes and managed to make it so clear to the reader how changing the past influences the world around Adam, especially once Adam starts remembering…
Review: A Crack in the World by James F. Mordechai
A Crack in the World is fast-paced action from page one and at no point does Mordechai let the pace slow. This is 300+ pages of plot and I was totally absorbed the whole time. You’re thrown into the action with the first few chapters bouncing between ’12 hours’ and ‘one month’ earlier, and that really reels you in because you get to see where the story is going, but not how you’re going to get there. Plus you get a great idea of how weird things will become..
Review: Godkiller by Hannah Kaner
I completely and utterly fell in love with Godkiller. I should have known, really, considering as it’s a book about a world inhabited by hundreds of gods, a god-war and a main character who hunts them down for work. Some of my favourite things to read about and reading Godkiller reminded me that I really need to dig into more books with this kind of subject as the plot!
Review: Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
Okay so I loved this. I flew through it in just a few days and regretted every time I had to put it down. At first I was really worried it would lean heavily on the miscommunication trope, but I’m very happy to say that it’s resolved early on in the book, and the main focus becomes revenge. I loved seeing Maya and Skye come together to enact revenge on Jordy, and then how their friendship blossomed into something more.
Review: Weird Fishes by Rae Mariz
I read this incredible novella in just two sittings, I completely fell in love with Ceph and Iliokai, and I found it hard to look away from their journey. Mariz packs so much into such a small number of pages, and I think the story is completely the perfect length.
Review: A Fractured Infinity by Nathan Tavares
The big question at the heart of the book is ‘how far would you go for love’. It’s this epic multiverse-spanning sci-fi tale with a love story at its very heart. We might have machines that span infinite universes, alternate selves and some crazy science, but really the focus is on Hayes and what he’ll do to save the love of his life.
Review: Family Business by Jonathan Sims
Family Business is the first book I’ve read by Jonathan Sims, and it definitely won’t be my last. I went in not sure what to expect and at no point did I realise just how creepy, and insane, the plot would become. The creep-factor is cranked up so expertly that you don’t notice what’s going on until our main character, Diya, is right in the middle of everything.
Review: A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1) by Judy I. Lin
Synopsis: For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it’s her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her—the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu. When Ning hears of a competition to find the kingdom’s greatest shennong-shi—masters of […]
Book Tour: Chaos (Chaos #1) by Cydney Daemon
What the author really excels at here is the character development. I would argue that this first book in the series is far more about character development and situating them in the world than it is about a huge amount of plot progression.
Review: Not Good for Maidens by Tori Bovalino
Oh. My. God. I LOVED this. I’ve already practically thrown the book at multiple people, although basically shouting ‘it’s about the goblin markets’ probably isn’t the best approach I could’ve gone for. Not Good for Maidens does contain a fair amount of body horror and is definitely horror rather than a YA horror (although it does have a 17-year-old protagonist). But that being said, if you like your horror gory, and creepy, and heart-pounding, this is the book for you.
Book Review: Leech by Hiron Ennes
I was completely blown away by Leech. From the very first page I was completely drawn in, and by page 60 I was hooked and loath to put the book down.
Leech is an atmospheric, gothic horror of the best kind. The atmosphere is just perfect and the setting of a remote castle in the far north just added an extra layer of dark & creepy to the story. Nothing is ever quite as it seems and Hiron Ennes really embraces that in this book.
Review: Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah
Filled with terrifying oceanic beasts and a world that is begging to be explored further Berwah has well and truly written a stunning debut. I can’t wait to pick up the next one and see where it’s all going!