This book was everything I ever wanted. I won't pretend I didn't feel extreme trepidation when it came to reading the final instalment in my favourite fantasy series of all time. But I should never have doubted Jenn Lyons. THE DISCORD OF GODS is a perfect conclusion to a spectacular series, and I know that this series is going to be my chunky comfort reads for a long time now.
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REVIEW | Star Wars: Brotherhood | Mike Chen
I was so excited to get a finished copy of this book. Even just looking at the cover had me excited. Mike Chen's BROTHERHOOD is a fantastic story about Obi Wan, Anakin and Padme, and adds depth to their characters while also telling us about that business on Cato Neimoidia.
REVIEW | The City of Dusk | Tara Sim | The Dark Gods #1
I absolutely devoured THE CITY OF DUSK in two days, which even I was impressed by considering it's a hell of a chonky book. I've been on a huge adult fantasy kick lately, and when I spotted this one in Waterstones I knew I had to have it. I really loved Tara Sims' SCAVENGE THE STARS series, and everything I heard about this book made me more excited for it. It held up to my hopes, and I already can't wait for the next book in this new series.
REVIEW | Escape Room | Christopher Edge
I picked this one up on a birthday book buying spree because I absolutely love escape rooms and I've been on a huge middle-grade horror and thriller kick lately. I love the cover, it's very eye-catching and beautiful. Unfortunately, I wasn't a huge fan of this book, but it hasn't dented my love for the genre and I do want to try more from Christopher Edge.
REVIEW | Dread Wood | Jennifer Killick
This was an unexpectedly fun romp of a thriller. I picked it up as a quick read to break up my other reads because I had several very heavy and complicated epic fantasies on the go, and ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. DREAD WOOD was not what I expected, but honestly? It was better, and I can't wait to read the next book in this series and see what happens next. If this book is anything to go by, it will be surprising, spooky and so much fun.
REVIEW | Let the Mountains Be My Grave | Francesca Tacchi
I'm a sucker for a Neon Hemlock novella, so when I was offered a review copy of LET THE MOUNTAINS BE MY GRAVE, a queer historical fantasy set in Italy in 1944 as a goddess-blessed partisan fighter seeks vengeance against the Nazis. I loved this book, and it definitely held up to the high quality I expect from these novellas.
REVIEW | The Path of Thorns | A.G. Slatter
I read ALL THE MURMURING BONES last year and absolutely loved it. It was a different kind of gothic horror than I was used to, so I was keen to read THE PATH OF THORNS, another gothic story set in the same universe. After a slow start, this story picked up to a satisfying and page-turning climax, full of gothic horror and dark fairytale magic.
REVIEW | We Can Never Leave This Place | Eric LaRocca
I stumbled across YOU'VE LOST A LOT OF BLOOD on twitter and bought the ebook on a whim. It was a total cover buy, because I'm a sucker for horror book covers that are a little... gross. I read it in one sitting, then immediately listened to the audiobook for THINGS HAVE GOTTEN WORSE SINCE WE LAST SPOKE and made Andee read it too so we could talk about it. So when Eric LaRocca asked for reviewers for WE CAN NEVER LEAVE THIS PLACE, I stopped dead and read the whole thing immediately.
REVIEW | Legends and Lattes | Travis Baldree
I read this book while I was sick with covid and I honestly think this novel has curative powers. I read the entire thing in one sitting and once I was done I wanted to lie down and bask in it for the rest of my life. I hope that this novel and its well-deserved hype prompts a whole genre of cozy, low-stakes fantasy because this is everything I didn't know I was looking for.
REVIEW | The Mask of Mirrors | M.A. Carrick | Rooks & Rose #1
I picked up THE MASK OF MIRRORS in a 99p ebook sale because Alex told me that he liked it a lot. I didn't really know much about it, other than that I love Orbit fantasy a lot and I trust Alex's taste. It was kind of a revelation to me how much I enjoyed this book - especially considering that I dnf'd one of the co-author's other books. I really enjoyed the entire premise of this - especially when it went in completely a different direction than I expected.