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Well, holy shit! It’s not every day that I laugh my ass off while reading about people getting slaughtered in various ways, but damn, this book was so bizarre, that every story made me break out in that nervous sort of chuckle I usually reserve for situations like the one in which my neighbour who […]

via The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer — Reading Under The Blankie


Read the first chapter of Hullmetal Girls here! “The Chancellor sees us the way humans do, the way I used to see Scela. We’re tools. Weapons. Things to be wielded with force.” Hullmetal Girls is an ambitious science fiction novel that brings together many elements into an interesting (and frightening) future. The book gripped me with its first […]

via Review | Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie — Reader Voracious Blog

In a vampire’s house in daylight There comes up a cry: “Close that curtain, woman! Or do you wish for me to die? That historian is coming here To reveal to me his stash; I’d hate for him to come here And find me only ash! Oh don’t give me that look. Is this the […]

via The Bored Vampire — Writer In Retrospect

Title: Talon Author: Julie Kagawa Narrators: Caitlin Davies, Macleod Andrews, & Chris Patton ISBN: 0373211392 (ISBN13: 9780373211395) Genre: Fantasy, Romance Recommended Age: Young Adult Series: Yes; Talon (#1) Publisher: Harlequin Teen/ Blackstone Audio First Publication Date: October 28th 2014 (449 pages) ★★★☆☆

via Book Review: Talon by Julie Kagawa — Books In Her Eyes

Originally posted on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author : ? Esmeralda Lawton is sick of the big city. “Ralda” was betrayed until trust became a theoretical concept. So it’s a dream come true when she buys an old estate, complete with historic cemetery. Okay, she isn’t excited about the cemetery, but she’s strangely drawn to the…

via Atonement, Tennessee by Teagan Riordain Geneviene #Fantasy #BookReview @TeaganGeneviene — Art by Rob Goldstein

Title: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Author: Julie C. Dao Genre: Fantasy, New Adult Rating: Summary: Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten […]

via Book Review || Forest of a Thousand Lanterns – Julie C. Dao — The Backwards Bookshelf

Coming (133 Words) She was going to do it. She had never been more terrified in her whole life. Her old self-doubts came crowding around her. You can’t do this, you’re weak. You get tired running half a mile. Your stomach is like a rollercoaster, up and down. Think how sick you were this morning. […]

via Coming — Wallie’s Wentletrap

Cirsova #4 Cirsova’s fourth issue isn’t part of my magazine quest/contest, but I decided this would be a good time to blog about it. Cirsova launched a Kickstarter campaign recently, covering issues 9 and 10, and a friend of the editor is doing a Gofundme fundraiser to cover some unexpected veterinary bills. Lately, my job hasn’t left […]

via Magazine: Cirsova #4 — Planetary Defense Command

Title: OBSIDIO by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff My Ratings: 5 Stars Publisher: Knopf Source: Times Books Goodreads Synopsis: Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their […]

via Book Review: OBSIDIO by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff —

What can start as a spark of an idea can literally burn bright with passion, as was the case with the shoot. Two models, plus me and a Hair and Makeup artist, all who work at least part-time, plus family etc, trying to find a time that suited us all was difficult, so we ended […]

via In the Studio – Dark Romance — Julie Powell – Photographer & Graphic Artist

In the year 2000, when I was nine years old, my mother read the first Harry Potter book for me and my younger sister over the course of several nights. After she had finished, I was still so entranced by the world which had been presented to me that I reread it several times on my own. […]

via Harry Potter and The Books That Made Me A Reader — SindrElf

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Title: Star Jumpers: The Lion Roars by Zoe Baxter. Date Published: 23rd March 2018 Genre: MA/YA Fantasy Adventure Description: Four Teens: One Quest: A World of Magic and Adventure It was no ordinary zipwire flight. Thrust into the magical world of Hadrixia, flame-haired Zara Bulmer and her three teenage companions must thwart the Dark Ruler […]

via #BlogTour #BookSpotlight w/ #Giveaway Star Jumpers: The Lion Roars by Zoe Baxter @zoebaxterbooks @rararesources — On The Shelf Reviews

Please enjoy the first review in a series of reviews that I will be re-uploading from my old blog. I really liked this book and the series ended up bring brilliant too. Reading this review as I was putting it up hear was making me feel like re-reading it. Not like I don’t have enough […]

via Retro Review : A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey —

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (for each book) The Wayward Children books by Seanan McGuire are a series of novellas about the children of Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. Each of the children at the school have stumbled upon, fallen through, or sucked into a doorway to another world. Worlds of nonsense, logic, […]

via Book Reviews: The Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire — Once Upon a Spine

I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Genre: Fantasy Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Del Rey (July 10, 2018) Length: 480 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter I know I’m in the minority here, but I didn’t […]

via Book Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik — The BiblioSanctum

I am so delighted to be bringing you my thoughts on A Flicker Of Steel by Steve McHugh the second in The Avalon Chronicles as part of the blog tour with Anne at Random Things Tours. My thanks to Steve for my signed copy of his book and also to Anne for the invite to […]

via A Flicker Of Steel by Steve McHugh @StevejMcHugh #RandomThingsTours @annecater #AFlickerOfSteel #BookReview — Me and My Books

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and that your summer reading is going after plan! This weeks TTT topic is TTT throwback and I have decided to list ten books I’d slay a lion to get early which was a topic I missed out on a few months back. There are so […]

via Top Ten Tuesday – Throwback: Books I’d slay a Lion to get early! — Bookish Stuff

In my constant search for a good mystery novel to prevent myself from falling into a reading slump, I came across this. It had actually been on my TBR for a while, casually added in a moment of sleep-avoidance scrolling no doubt, and I ended up reading it. In many ways, the premise itself is […]

via Book Review: The Broken Girls [by Simone St James] — and never arriving

“You humans fascinate me. I am shattered fragments of what I once was. But even with all the King’s horses and all the King’s men, I wonder if even I could truly comprehend you.” Summary After successfully evading death, science vessel Hypatia is on its way to Jump Station Heimdall, carrying the news […]

via Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) — LAUREGALIE

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the year? Where have the last six months gone?! I’ve seen a couple of people talk about the books they’ve read so far in the year and which ones they have loved the most. Currently, I have read 33 books, which is 66% of the way through my […]

via My Top 5 Books I’ve Read So Far This Year — Daydreaming Roux

The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin This is a very clever book, both in story and the telling, and part of the joy is discovering how clever it is. This is the story of how the end of the world came about, and how it affects the people of the Still. We follow the events […]

via Book Review — Books At The Wyrmberg

Title: The Extinction Trials Author: S.M. Wilson Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult Rating: Summary: Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to the Extinction Trials. In Stormchaser and Lincoln’s ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win. But in […]

via Book Review || The Extinction Trials – S.M. Wilson — The Backwards Bookshelf