July: My Month in Review

Posted On 31 July 2017

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This has been a very busy month indeed.  I hope you’ve all had a good July – I certainly hope you’ve had more sunshine than we have – although in fairness I did go to sunny Malta for two weeks so I can’t grumble.  Anyway, this month I’ve managed to read 11 books – I missed a couple off my covers post so I’ve updated it now – can’t miss Spoonbenders and Graveyard Shift off now can I:

Books read: 

  1. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
  2. Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker
  3. A Kiss Before Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
  4. Darien by C F Iggulden
  5. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  6. Godblind by Anna Stephens
  7. Blackwing by Ed McDonald
  8. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  9. Graveyard Shift by Michael F Haspil
  10. Devil’s Call J Danielle Dorn – review to follow
  11. The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H Wilson – review to follow

My covers are here.

I’ve had some really good reads looking back at this list – Spoonbenders was a wonderfully excellent surprise, Devil’s Call I loved and The Clockwork Dynasty was also really good.  Blackwing by Ed McDonald stole the show a little bit for me I must admit.

Backlist books

None this month.

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought: 

  1. Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey
  2. The Boy on the Bridge by M R Carey – audio book

Review Books:

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June: My Month in Review

Posted On 2 July 2017

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It’s difficult to believe that half of 2017 has already been and gone – did somebody set time to fast forward or something because to be honest its not funny any more so please stop!

Books read: 

  1. The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
  2. Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
  3. The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
  4. Bones of the Earth by Rachel Dunne
  5. Borderline by Mishell Baker
  6. Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig
  7. White Lies by Zoe Markham
  8. Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey

My covers are here.

Some good books on this list!  The Prey of Gods was excellent, I loved it and my review will follow.  I have managed to review Borne and The Court of Broken Knives already.  Borderline I absolutely loved and in fact have read two thirds of book two already!  White Lies was really good – I’ve had this and Under My Skin for ages – White Lies is a YA set in a boarding school – I really just galloped my way through it.

Backlist books

White Lies by Zoe Markham

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought: 

  1. Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey
  2. White Hot by Ilona Andrews
  3. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  4. They Mostly Come Out at Night by Benedict Patrick
  5. Warlock Holmes by G S Denning

Review Books:

May: My Month in Review

Posted On 31 May 2017

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“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.” 

And, there it was, the fifth month came and went – really fast.  I had a week’s holiday this month with family which was lovely and managed to fit in 8 books with a few reviews to follow shortly:

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone – review to follow
  2. The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist and the psychic thief by Lisa Tuttle
  3. The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett – review to follow
  4. All Good Things by Emma Newman – review to follow
  5. Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott – review to follow
  6. The Only Child by Andrew Pyper
  7. Owl and the Electric Samurai by Kristi Charish
  8. The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May – review to follow

Another good month for reading.  It probably looks like I’m very behind with reviews but I do have some of these scheduled so it’s not too bad,   My month in covers is here.

Backlist books

None this month – at least I’m consistent.

Unfinished series completed:

Yes – I have one – All Good Things by Emma Newman which concludes the Split World series.

Books Bought: 

  1. The Hunter’s Kind: Book II of The Hollow Gods by Rebecca Levene
  2. Blood Oath (Sawbones Book 2) by Melissa Lenhardt
  3. Just One Damned Thing After Another: Time Travel Meets History In This Explosive Bestselling Series (The Chronicles of St Mary’s Series Book 1) by Jodi Taylor

Review Books:

April: My month in review

Posted On 1 May 2017

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WhiteRabbitWhite rabbits everyone.

We’re in to the fifth month of the year already – I can hardly believe it.  Hope you all had a great April.  Here’s my month in review (boy oh boy do I have a few reviews to catch up with):

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller – review to follow
  2. Path of Flames by Phil Tucker
  3. Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
  4. The Moonlight War by SKS Perry – review to follow
  5. Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele – review to follow
  6. Assassin’s Charge by Claire Frank – review to follow
  7. Damnation by Peter McLean – review to follow
  8. The White Road by Sarah Lotz – review to follow

Some very good reading this month – I particularly enjoyed Tucker/Staveley and Lotz.  My month in covers is here.

Backlist books

None this month – I”m not saying anything about plans and blah de blah just because!

Unfinished series completed:

None this month – however, this month saw the completion of the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off.

Books Bought: 

  1. The Exiled Heir by Jonathan French – I enjoyed his Grey Bastards so much that I thought I’d check his other work
  2. Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan (this is the last of the series – which means I can now read the last two back to back.  Happy days.

Review Books:

March: My month in review

Posted On 31 March 2017

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A book and the Dude.  Looks like a quiet Sunday morning doesn’t it – not many of those going on at the moment.

March hares – they ran off didn’t they?  In fact, they galloped – if hares can gallop.  And there the month was, gone, in a puff of hare’s feet and dust.  So, it was a good month, if speedy, I only seem to have read 8 books which actually was a surprise and I’m still a few reviews behind but overall feel like I’m getting on top of things now. We’ve been, and in fact still are, decorating – it’s hard work and everything is in uproar – I suppose it will all work out in the end but it seems to affect every room. Anyway, moving swiftly on!

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. Hunted by Meagan Spooner – loved this!  Loved.  It.  Of course Beauty and the Beast just so happens to be my favourite fairytale – but, this is such a good retelling.
  2. Fionn by Brian O’Sullivan – this was great to be honest, really impressive and totally gripping.
  3. Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi – who knew I liked sci fi so much – I don’t usually but Scalzi clearly works for me.
  4. Heart of Stone  by Ben Galley – a great story of redemption.  All about the character development this one.
  5. The Music Box Girl by K A Stewart – review to follow – still need to write a review for this one but I liked it – it was a bit cheesy in places but it just kept me entertained, to quote one of my blogger buddies I would say this is a good ‘popcorn’ read.
  6. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – review to follow – I love this guy!  Three series, all different, one very dark, one old school, one coming of age – honestly how does he do it!
  7. Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron – again, on the recommendation of Danya – very entertaining read, good world building and set up.  Slow building romance.
  8. The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan – review to follow – OMG – I just finished this book.  It was saccharine sweet and totally cheesy  and I absolutely loved the life out of it!

What is going on – I think I’ve loved all my books this month – maybe I’ve got an excess of happy hormones (I know, TMI) but March is going to be a difficult act to follow.  That is all.

 

Backlist books

None this month – next month I have plans… of course you know what the saying is, the best laid plans, etc, etc.

Unfinished series completed:

None this month – boo.

Books Bought: 

  1. The Waking Fire: Book One of Draconis Memoria (The Draconis Memoria 1) by Anthony Ryan
  2. A Red-Rose Chain (Toby Daye Book 9)
    Seanan McGuire
  3. Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories Series Book 1)
    Mary Robinette Kowal

Review Books: – I realise that this doesn’t look very restrained but, actually, I’ve spread these books out over the months.  I’m trying to not end up with 12/15 review books in one month because that just = disaster.  These all look so awesome:

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