Buckle up your space train seatbelts folks, because today I'm going to talk about why I love the 'Railhead' books by Philip Reeve! Genre: Sci-fi The Great Network: the place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is merely a petty thief, but when a mysterious stranger sends … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’
Below are some of my favourite books that I wish were more popular, sorted by genre! Science fiction: 'Railhead' ('Railhead', #1) by Philip Reeve The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, maintenance spiders and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Underrated Gems (genre by genre)
I have seen two worlds now and the space between. We are a wonder... Rating: 4.8/5 paper planes Genre: Science fiction (parallel universes, interdimensional travel) Publication: 4 Aug 2020 Pages: 336 pages (hardback) Synopsis: The multiverse business is booming, but there's just one catch: no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still … Continue reading Review: ‘The Space Between Worlds’ by Micaiah Johnson
"She read 'The Handmaid's Tale' in freshman sociology and turned into a lesbian.""From reading a book? I don't think it works like that.""How would you know?" Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Contemporary/LGBTQ+/Romance/Women's Fiction Publication: 4th August 2020 (aka today! Happy book birthday!) Pages: 374 (Kindle edition) Synopsis: Nora hasn’t looked back. Not since she left … Continue reading Review: ‘The Secret of You and Me’ by Melissa Lenhardt
Today I'm sharing five on my TBR that I class as 'particularly long but hopefully won't drag' books... ...otherwise known as books above 400 pages, the max for which I count as 'standard' especially for sci-fi-fantasy novels. (I am now very thankful for Goodreads shelf sorting functions!) 'Kingdom of Ash' ('Throne of Glass', #7) by … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Long reads (400+ pages)
I really like bingo-style reading challenges! Thanks for the tag Hundreds and Thousands of Books ✨ Rules: Link to the original tag’s creator: Hundreds and Thousands of Books, who also designed the graphics!Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post (or the original one if you just want to give it a go). Tag as … Continue reading Summer Reading Challenge 2020
Today I'm sharing five books with enemies-to-lovers romance arcs that I really enjoyed! I wonder what it is about 'enemies-to-lovers' that makes it so popular. Perhaps it's because through the inherent process of the romantic arc, the relationship has to be properly developed enough to be convincing in its transmutation from enemies to lovers. Could … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Enemies to Lovers (+ sudden and hilarious childhood flashbacks)
Hi! Feels like I haven't done a #WIPWednesday in a while... I've been so busy with book blogging, Spanish, endless webinars and trying to keep up with academia that I barely have time to draw. And what art time I do have I'm spending on my piece for the Grishaverse Big Bang - I can't … Continue reading #WIPWednesday: Ronan Lynch, Jean Kirschstein, Nedra and Hagrid
Book tag graphics by Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink I first saw this over on Booked J's blog and instantly knew I wanted - no, I needed to do this book tag! This is inadvertently going to turn into an album commentary as well 😂 I'll do my best to be brief. (Also a … Continue reading The ‘folklore’ Book Tag (+ song commentary)
These are five of my most anticipated sequels! I'll list their titles and covers but I won't include the synopses, as they're more often than not pretty spoilery! 'Rebel' ('Legend', #4) by Marie Lu Last year I was SO excited to hear about a fourth novel coming out in the YA dystopian 'Legend' series, six … Continue reading #5OnMyTBR: Into the Land of Sequels!
Today's topic: Tropes I want to see more of Not all of these are 'rare' tropes but they're all ones I'd like to read more of! 'Get in loser, we're going to be friends' ...wherein the protagonist and the 'mean girl' (or just plain 'mean' character) get to know each other and actually become allies … Continue reading #SixforSunday: Give Me More of These Tropes!