So I read this exclusively on my work commutes and still managed to finish it in just a few days. This book is addictive and it’s a miracle I never missed my stop. Sister, Maiden, Monster does that thing where the book is weird and then the last 50 pages go absolutely insane, and I was totally here for it.
Review: Hel’s Eight (Book #2 of the Factus Series) by Stark Holborn
Synopsis Who controls the future, controls it all… Ten “Doc” Low is a medic with a dark past, riding the wastes of the desert moon Factus, dispensing medicine to the needy and death to those who cross the laws of the mysterious Seekers. Cursed by otherworldly forces, she stays alone to keep herself safe, and […]
Review: Ten Low (Book #1 of The Factus Series) by Stark Holborn
Synopsis Ten Low is eking out a living at the universe’s edge. An ex-medic, ex-con, desperate to escape her memories of the war, she still hasn’t learnt that no good deed goes unpunished. Attempting to atone for her sins, she pulls a teenage girl from a crashed lifecraft. But Gabriella Ortiz is no ordinary girl […]
SFF Addicts Ep. 38: Discovery Writing with H.M. Long (Mini-Masterclass)
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they delve into a mini-masterclass with author H.M. Long, where she explores the process of discovery writing. During the episode, Hannah explains the concept of discovery writing, how it became her go-to writing approach, the benefits of discovery writing for workflow, plot and worldbuilding, spontaneity in storytelling, editing while drafting, potential challenges and more.
SFF Addicts Ep. 37: H.M. Long talks Barrow of Winter, Dark Water Daughter, Writing as Therapy & More
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with author H.M. Long about her origins in SFF and reading, why she started writing, the many books she wrote before getting published, the origins of Hall of Smoke, how she expanded that book into a series, her new books Barrow of Winter and Dark Water Daughter, plus pirates, salamanders and much more.
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: 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.
Review: Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive #3.5) by Brandon Sanderson
I jumped in with zero knowledge of The Stormlight Archive (I haven’t even read the synopsis’) and I found Dawnshard a fascinating and completely compelling read. I am sure that there are spoilers for the first 3 in the series (although I wouldn’t know what they are), and I’m sure there are things I didn’t understand, or get the significance of. BUT, I had a great time reading Dawnshard and I found Sanderson’s writing so accessible that I actually found it really easy to understand what was going on.
Review: Gallant by V.E. Schwab
I make no secret of the fact that V.E. Schwab is one of my favourite authors, and one of my auto-buy authors. I’d had Gallant on pre-order for a long time and couldn’t wait for it’s release.
I feel like recently Schwab’s writing has become more dream-like and whimsical than some of her earlier books. Gallant is no different. Alongside the illustrations and not-quite tangible elements to the plot Gallant turns into a haunting exploration of a family and their secrets. There isn’t a crazy huge plot and actually its far more of a character-based story that has some more intense moments.
Blog Tour: The Shadow Glass by Josh Winning
I want to thank Titan Books for allowing me the opportunity to have a Q+A with Josh, and a massive thanks to Josh for putting up with my inane questioning like a champ. I’ve been hearing non-stop, amazing things about The Shadow Glass and it sounds like the perfect nostalgic read for those who enjoyed […]
Author Chat: Gareth L. Powell
Join FanFiAddict’s Adrian M. Gibson and author Gareth L. Powell for a chat about his new book Stars and Bones, its timely themes, the mentorship of Diana Wynne Jones and Helen Dunmore, paying it forward with a “field guide” on writing, the appeal of writing space opera and accessible sci-fi, social media and mental health and much more.
AUTHOR CHAT: J. L. (JAIL) WORRAD
Join David as he chats w/ author J. L. Worrad about his debut fantasy novel, Pennyblade, coming from Titan Books on 3/29/22. There are tons of laughs to be had as James discusses his writing process, being a fantasy writer with a science fiction background, determining his nickname shall be Jail, and tons more! Amazon: […]