Suicide Mission in Project Hail Mary | Book Review

【 PROJECT HAIL MARY 】 Just when you thought sci-fi couldn't get any cooler, Andy Weir proves you wrong by writing a new book ★★★★★ Genre: Sci-FiAuthor: Andy WeirPublished: May 2021Publisher: Ballantine BooksPages: 478 (paperback) Quick thoughtsHow can I possibly gather my thoughts to articulate how damn good this book is. I loved The Martian … Continue reading Suicide Mission in Project Hail Mary | Book Review

Sassy Spaceships in Skyward | Book Review

【 SKYWARD 】 The pinnacle of YA Sci-fi, and you can't tell me otherwise. ★★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fiAuthor: Brandon SandersonPublished: November 2018Publisher: GollanczPages: 513 (paperback) Quick thoughtsEveryone said this was amazing and that Sanderson is a god of a writer. I am pleased to report that everyone was right. WOW. This was ridiculously fun … Continue reading Sassy Spaceships in Skyward | Book Review

Gender-swapped Robin Hood in Sherwood | Book Review

【 SHERWOOD 】 Robin Hood in all its glory, but better. ★★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (retelling: Robin Hood)Author: Meagan SpoonerPublished: March 2019Publisher: HarperTeenPages: 480 (paperback) Quick thoughtsI'm reviewing this sometime after reading it and all I can say is that my mind keeps coming back to this book and how much I enjoyed it. … Continue reading Gender-swapped Robin Hood in Sherwood | Book Review

Okapis in What You Can See From Here | Book Review

【 WHAT YOU CAN SEE FROM HERE 】 ★★★★ Genre: ContemporaryAuthor: Mariana Leky, Tess Lewis (Translator)Published: July 2021 (in English)Publisher: Bloomsbury (in English)Pages: 336 (paperback) Thanks to Bloomsbury for a copy of this for review QUICK THOUGHTSA humble plod through a story that jolts you awake with the occasional shocking twist. This was quite the unusual story … Continue reading Okapis in What You Can See From Here | Book Review

Courageous Dolls in The Dollmaker of Krakow | Book Review

【 THE DOLLMAKER OF KRAKOW 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: R. M. RomeroPublished: September 2017Publisher: WalkerPages: 288 (hardback) Content warning (click to see) Holocaust * war * violence * grief QUICK THOUGHTSAhhh my heart, my feels, what a tragic and beautiful story! This was gorgeous from page one - not to mention the hardback edition … Continue reading Courageous Dolls in The Dollmaker of Krakow | Book Review

Monthly Wrap-Up | July 2021

Hi everyone I hope you're doing well! My July wrap-up is a little late because I was late to filming it, life has been busy! Uni is in full swing as I gear up towards my final semester of my Masters degree – I can't wait to be done! And on top of that I'm … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up | July 2021

New Book Releases! | July 2021

Hi everyone, I hope you're all keeping safe and healthy. It's a new month, so you know what that means, new books!! Come with me to explore some fantastic new releases for July and see if you can resist whipping out your wallets to add them to your shelves! As a side note, this is … Continue reading New Book Releases! | July 2021

Monthly Wrap-Up | May 2021

Hey guys, I hope everyone is keeping well. I've been having a think about time management and have decided to revamp the way I do my monthly wrap-ups. So, welcome to the new format!! I'm having lots of fun filming my monthly reading wrap-ups as well as my book hauls, so I've decided (to save … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up | May 2021

Queer Indigenous YA in The Boy from the Mish | Book Review

【 THE BOY FROM THE MISH 】 ★★★★★ Genre: ContemporaryAuthor: Gary LonesboroughPublished: February 2021Publisher: Allen & UnwinPages: 288 [paperback] First thoughts This was really good! I'd heard some great reviews for this queer First Nations story so I knew I have to pick it up. This lived up to the hype and I'm so glad … Continue reading Queer Indigenous YA in The Boy from the Mish | Book Review

Epic African Empires in Son of the Storm | Book Review

【 SON OF THE STORM 】 ★★★★ Genre: FantasyAuthor: Suyi Davies OkungbowaPublished: May 2021Publisher: OrbitPages: 496 [paperback] [ TW ° gruesome violence ° blood ° undead ° death ] First thoughts So interesting! I loved the world building and the complexities of society in this story. It is absolutely to die for and my imagination … Continue reading Epic African Empires in Son of the Storm | Book Review