Red Sister

Author: Mark Lawrence | Publisher: Harper Voyager It’s not until you’re broken that you find your sharpest edge “I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin” At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since…

December Book Haul

I have a little tradition… Maybe you have the same one? Every pay day, I allow myself one day to splurge my money, piss it up the wall, binge spend on Amazon, eat crappy takeaway that costs too much money. One day. Just one. And, predictably, as well as eating food I know isn’t good…

Making the Cut: My Kindle TBR

I must confess, I’m not much for e-books. I hate reading on the Kindle app on my phone, and, while I have a Kindle Fire, I couldn’t even tell you where it is right now… I need the feel of the paper in my hands, the smell of a real book, in order to get…

Lakes of Mars

Author: Merritt Graves | Self-published Aaron Sheridan doesn’t want to live anymore. His entire family had just died in a shuttle crash and he’d been the one flying it. Unable to deal with the guilt, he signs up for the Fleet expecting a fatal deployment to the Rim War, but instead ends up at their…

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton | Publisher: Pan Macmillan I was in Waterstones the other day, just browsing (very dangerous), when I came across Y is for Yesterday. I’m a huge fan of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series, so I’m not sure how I missed it… But anyway, there it was, and right there on the front it…

The Quick Review: Children’s Books

  This is a new feature for me. I’ve seen it on other people’s blogs, where they do short reviews of several books. Maybe their ARCs, or on a topic. I like it: it’s straight to the point, you see a few different books, and I invariably find something I want to read. It just…

Magick & Mayhem

Author: Sharon Pape | Publisher: Lyrical Underground Thanks to changing jobs, I’m now working crazy long hours, in an open plan office, which means I don’t get the opportunity to read as much anymore. So long, super serious books have gone on the back burner. I just can’t bring myself to start something I know…

Life on the Leash

Author: Victoria Schade | Publisher: Simon and Schuster I read Life on the Leash on the recommendation of @Simone and Her Books. I was looking for something light, because with my job at the moment I’m finding I just have less time to read. So anything heavy, or which doesn’t grab me right away, is…

Mirage

Author: Somaiya Daud | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, sixteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation, and of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day she, too, will have adventures and travel beyond her isolated moon. But…

Ball & Chain

Author: Laura Garner (self-published) Yeah, yeah, I accidentally picked up another self-published book again. And if you’ve been reading my reviews, you know I think they’re pretty much the most terrifying thing ever to happen to publishing. I mean, we’ve all had a few from Amazon that were, shall we say… less than wonderful? A…