I'm literally obsessed with this book. I don't know what else I can possibly say as an introduction but that this fulfilled all of my favourite tropes: monstrous characters, hate-to-love, betrayal, blood magic, death matches. Rating: 5 stars
I'm a die-hard Christina Henry fan and I will always insta-buy her horror. I was a bit wary when Mouse didn't like this one, but it turned out to be one of those rare books where our tastes differed because I had a lot of fun with this not-quite-a-retelling of the Sleepy Hollow story. Rating: 4 stars
I have been hyped for this one pretty much since the second I finished The Luminous Dead, which was one of my top reads of 2020. I adored Caitlin's Yellow Jessamine novella, and her entry into the Walk Among Us anthology, so I just knew I was going to adore this novel. And I was right! Rating: 5 stars
I read The First Sister last year and absolutely adored it. So when a review copy of The Second Rebel landed on my doorstep completely unprompted, I actually kind of lost it a little. I was so excited to get the second instalment in one of my favourite sci-fi series. Rating: 4 stars!
I was emailed a review request for this one, and I couldn't resist the weird sounding summary. I'm so glad I agreed to read it, because this strange sci-fi hit all my found family weak spots. Rating: 4 stars.
an invite for the blog tour for SUBJECT TWENTY ONE, and I signed up because I love sci-fi and the cover is pretty. Picked it up one evening to read a few chapters and get a feel for the writing and I read the entire thing in two sittings - I only stopped to sleep. I can't wait to get my hands on THE HIDDEN BASE, and I'm glad I don't have to wait long to read the sequel. Rating: 4 stars!
The whole CHRONICLES OF THE BITCH QUEEN series rocketed near the top of my favourite fantasy series as soon as I started THE WOLF OF OREN-YARO, and it took me over a month to read THE DRAGON OF JIN-SAYENG because I wasn't ready for Tali and Khine's journey to be over. Rating: 4.5 stars
The Martian is undeniably one of my favourite books, so I was so hyped for Project Hail Mary. As soon as the audiobook was available, I jumped straight into it, knowing I loved The Martian's audiobook so much. And Project Hail Mary? It did not disappoint. This is going on the favourite book list for sure. Rating: 5 stars.
This book was, in every way, nothing like my usual picks. I requested it because I loved both of the books I've read by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. And I adored this just as much. Everyone absolutely needs to read this, I loved the drama and the scandal and the glittering beauty of the season. It was incredible, and I had to tell everyone all about it while I was reading because I just couldn't believe what was happening. Rating: 4.5 stars
I actually had this one pre-ordered long before I got accepted for the eARC, because Christina Henry is one of my auto-buy authors and I was waiting impatiently for Waterstones to bring out a signed edition of Near the Bone to match the rest of my series. Rating 4 stars.