Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Timekeeper by Tara Sim is an imaginative, original, alternate history steampunk set in London in the late 1800s, and it’s about time. Specifically, magical clocks that control time, and when they go out of whack, they affect the time around them as well. I can’t get over how much I loved this book. I was […]

From Blood And Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout

Let me preface this by saying that if you can get over the staggeringly slow start, past the shockingly bad worldbuilding, and through the molasses of a character whose life is so bland and boring she makes Auren from the Plated Prisoner series almost look like she’s actually doing something with her life (besides wandering […]

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

So I kind of missed the hype on this book (as I so often do). It was published in 2020 and it has, as of March 2024, over a quarter of a million ratings on Goodreads, which means more than that many have read the book. I actually wasn’t even that interested in reading this […]

Divine Rivals (Letters of Enchantment #1) By Rebecca Ross

I had seen this book around and dismissed it, not because I didn’t like the author, because I do (I quite enjoyed her debut novel The Queen’s Rising), but because I have zero interest in stories set in World War I and II. It wasn’t until the book won the  Goodreads Choice Award Winner for […]

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

My first DNF of 2024. I find this novel incredibly unengaging. I like Schwab as a writer. I enjoyed both The Near Witch and The Invisible Life of Addie Larou. Schwab has a lyrical, whimsical, old-fashioned style of writing where every word is a masterpiece carefully woven together. The worldbuilding is lush and I feel […]

Vengeance of the Pirate Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #3) by Tricia Levenseller

I really enjoyed this tale, a revisit to Levenseller’s popular Pirate Queen series starring said queen’s misanthropic pirate assassin Sorinda accidentally unleashing a threat to the world while on a rescue mission. Sorinda’s characterisation was top tier. She was deadly without being one of those stuck up entitled fake assassins we see so often in […]

Iron Flame (The Empyrean #2) by Rebecca Yarros

I DID IT. I listened to a 28 hour audiobook in under 3 weeks. I’ve never done that before lololol. I was worried that having a 600 page book come out so quickly after the phenomenal success of Fourth Wing (six months between releases which is quite rare in traditional publishing) meant that the book […]

When You Get The Chance by Emma Lord

This book was fantastic. I was a little hesitant in the opening chapters because I wasn’t sure I would get invested in a weird rivals-to-lovers where the main characters already thinks the rival is hot as fuck, but in the end the strength of the rival character won out. I recall at first wanting there […]

Loveless by Alice Oseman

Loveless by Alice Oseman introduces readers to the complexities of aroace (aromantic asexual) identities mainly through the character of Georgia. This book delves into Georgia’s journey of self-discovery and acceptance, highlighting her challenges in understanding her aroace orientation. Funnily enough, Loveless wasn’t my first ace book… or even my second. I didn’t realise I was […]

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