My first ever whole series review as I review (ramble about) The Lunar Chronicles series, fairytale retellings in a scifi world that literally blew me all the way into a book hangover.
I don't usually do full blog posts for novellas, let alone short stories so that should tell you something about how much I loved Ring the Bell. It's available on Amazon from October 1st, 2020, and I'm urging you to check it out. It'll take you a few minutes to read and a life time to forget, I promise you. Rating: 5 stars!
And no more personal power: the bold bravado, the unwavering invincibility, the belief that they would always be on top, delivered from despair - because delivery was what they knew and delivery was what they believed they were entitled to. I hadn't actually heard of this book until I was invited on the blog tour, … Continue reading The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele (Blog Tour Review)
People are only as dayngeruss as you give em leeve to be, little one. I heard the hype around this one when it was released, but I hadn't gotten around to getting my hands on it yet. So when I was offered a review copy, I jumped at it. I'd heard nothing but good things … Continue reading Bearmouth by Liz Hyder (Review)
A deeply feminist horror about wild girls becoming wild women and the magic and mysticism of growing up under the eyes of vicious men. Rating: 5 stars
"Do you think I don't know what kind of men this world has wrought?" Red said. "Every woman knows. And those men existed before everything fell apart." Rating: 3.5 stars This wasn't my favourite of Christina Henry's retellings, and I found it a little harder to get into than the other books in this 'series'. Admittedly, … Continue reading The Girl in Red, by Christina Henry (Review)
"You're the same person now that you were when you wrote novels. The only thing that's changed is that the books have been burnt. But even if paper itself disappears, words will remain. It will be all right, you'll see. We haven't lost the stories." Rating: 3.5 stars Usually on a 3.5 stars I round it … Continue reading The Memory Police, by Yoko Ogawa (Review)
Rating: 4 stars I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Publication Date: August 13th 2019 The Warehouse is about two strangers who apply for a job at Cloud, a conglomerate company that owns just about everything. You work for Cloud, or you starve. Paxton is coming to terms … Continue reading The Warehouse, by Rob Hart (Review)
We are the weaker sex, weaker no more," the girl says. The women answer with a primal roar." Publication date: 10th October 2019. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Rating: 5 stars The Grace Year! Welcome to my book of the year for 2019. It's only June, … Continue reading The Grace Year, by Kim Liggett (Review)
The end of the world is a fairly comforting concept, because – in theory – we wouldn’t have to survive it. Maybe what’s been fucking us up, more than anything, hasn’t been finding a way to cope with the world ending but finding a way to cope with the fact that it didn’t. Rating: 5 stars … Continue reading The Last, by Hanna Jameson (Review)