I requested this one on a total whim because I liked the cover and I've been really enjoying thrillers this year. I'm really glad that I did because ALL THE WICKED GAMES pushed every single one of my buttons and had me reading in a frenzy to try and finish the story and get answers.
REVIEW | Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
Horror thrillers with a pretty pink cover. This book was made for me and Andee and I absolutely adored it. Every book I read from Sarah Gailey is better than the one before and I can't wait to see what they come up with next.
REVIEW | Mickey7 | Edward Ashton | Mickey7 #1
I saw someone on Twitter review this and it caught my attention, and I'm really glad it did. I loved reading this unique concept and the audiobook was an excellent experience. Apparently it's also going to be a movie featuring Robert Pattinson and that is absolutely the perfect casting. I can't wait to see his take on the very chaotic Mickey.
REVIEW | Chilling Effect | Valerie Valdes | Chilling Effect #1
I am absolutely obsessed with the cover of this book. It has the perfect vibes, my favourite colours and a tagline that is straight-up irresistible. Unfortunately, CHILLING EFFECT did not live up to my hopes and I was a little disappointed and frustrated that it wasn't quite what I wanted it to be. I was hoping for something like THE LEFT HAND OF DOG or the Becky Chambers series, but that's not what I got.
REVIEW | The Discord of Gods | Jenn Lyons | A Chorus of Dragons #5
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.
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 | 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 | 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.