The Girl in the Tower
Fantasy, Fast-paced, Fiction, Loved-it, Magic, NetGalley, Women's

5 Reasons To Read The Girl In The Tower It's Even Better Than The Bear And The Nightingale

When I read The Bear and the Nightingale, I definitely liked it (you can find the review here), but I knew that the series was not opening up its full potential. But I decided to stick with it, because I was sure it would bloom by the second book. And it did! I loved The Girl in the Tower. So here are… 5 Reasons To…

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The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Fantasy, Fiction, Other-cultures, Scifi, Scifi month, Society, Steampunk

Neo-Victorians, Utopia And The Big Picture The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson

What does an advanced supercomputer, an important and powerful equity lord, a judge following Confucian principles and a poor, little girl who lives in a bad neighbourhood have to do with each other? A lot, as it turns out, if we’re talking about The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson. Check out on Goodreads Get at…

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Weaver's Lament by Emma Newman
Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, Magic, NetGalley, Retro, Steampunk, Urban fantasy, Women's

Episode 2 of Steampunk Magic In Petticoats Weaver's Lament by Emma Newman

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars I have several questions for you: Do you like petticoats, Victorians and magic? What about a female heroine, who, while a little bit lost and flustered, is kickass despite not knowing it herself? And would you care for a would-be love triangle that is forbidden in more ways than I care…

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overwatch anthology
Edelweiss, Fantasy, Gaming, Graphic / comic

Watch Out, An Anthology Overview Overwatch Anthology Volume 1 By Blizzard Entertainment

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★✬☆  3.5 stars Ah, Overwatch. The only place where telling the time on your stopped wristwatch is foreshadowing mass manslaughter (at least, you hope so) Don’t you wonder where it all started for our rag-tag band of heroes / villains / … Wait, why are you here? Well never mind that. This Anthology…

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Diversity, Fantasy, Humor, Loved-it, Nerdy and proud, NetGalley, Scifi, Urban fantasy

Is There Super Fun Scifi, But Not For Teens? YES. Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom by Bradley W. Schenck

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars If I were you, I’d just read this book already. But stick around, if you want to find out why. So let’s ignore the somewhat tacky cover for a bit. (I’m glad I can look past the cover. I’m better than that! But I know that I nearly didn’t click…

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Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retro, Steampunk

Want a Retro Fantasy about magic and mythology? The Breedling And The City In The Garden by Kimberlee Ann Bastian

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★✬☆  3.5 stars “So, writer, what sort of tale will you tell me tonight?” “Well, reader, get yourself some strong tea and a nightlight, because I have a warm retro tale about street urchins in the 1930’s and… magic.” “My my, writer, that sure sounds swell!” “Brace yourself, reader, it truly is, even…

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Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, Steampunk, Women's

Rogue mages, steampunk spells and secrecy – Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman What looks like a beginning to a truly captivating series

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars This review has been due for a while, I’m sorry, Emma Newman! (haha…) But here we go. Brother’s Ruin was a book I’d been waiting to read like no tomorrow! I was sadly denied an advance copy, so I had to ultimately wait for the release (like all mere mortals… kidding!),…

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Diversity, Fantasy, Kidlit, Problematic

Why I decided NOT TO have a giveaway on the blog for this book Olga by Ted Kelsey, or my first PoC rep issue with a book

Check out on Goodreads Not going to rate This post is going to be problematic. It was a changing experience for me as a blogger, that’s for sure. Most of the time we just read books we like, or don’t like. Simple as that. But sometimes the issues are slightly bigger than us and our likes or dislikes. That tends…

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Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Indie

Dead world, primal mind eating monster, kids with powers – Children of the Different, S.C.Flynn 3.5 stars, but it's definitely worth a read if you love fantasy

Check out on Goodreads ★★★✬☆  3.5 stars Received in giveaway I have been reading this book for quite a while. The reason it took me so long though, was because I was listening to it on a reading app, rather than just reading. I have received this one on a giveaway. Having finished it, I was struggling with the rating…

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Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, Urban fantasy

Envy of Angels – Sin du Jour #1 A slow start to a really good series

Goodreads average 3.87 ★★★★✮  4.5 stars I’m sure you’ve heard about this one. It’s another fun, ass-kicking and quite inventive Urban Fantasy series, right along the lines of Rivers of London and the like. Except this time, we’re talking catering. And not just any kind of catering. I found out about this series from Tammy’s blog. I wasn’t going to pick up…

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Fantasy, Urban fantasy

Foxglove summer – #RiversOfLondon urban fantasy series #5 Another epic tale from Ben Aaronovitch, but with a slightly weak ending

So, have you heard of the Rivers of London series? It’s actually called PC Grant or Peter Grant series, but since it started with Rivers of London, everyone just calls it that. It’s one of the best urban fantasy series ever! If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do. I will include the links to the series at the…

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Dark, Fantasy, Fiction, Indie, Loved-it, Rising star, Steampunk

50 000 reasons to read Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft ...I don't literally have 50 000, but that's the equivalent sum of their weight

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars So I’ve just finished this very awesome read that I am dying to put into a review. Like RIGHT NOW. NAO. (It’s the middle of the night.) I liked it so much I literally found the author’s website, clicked “email” and wrote a message basically along the lines of PLEASE…

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