Blog Tour: Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson

Excellent cover notwithstanding, this is a pretty exceptional book. Not that I was expecting anything less from the master of sci fi, Brandon Sanderson. Skyward is just a fantastic example of how to do young adult writing, and science fiction, right. It’s exciting, it’s jam-packed with great characters and attitude bursts off the pages like an accelerating fighter…

Review: Empress of All Seasons, by Emiko Jean

The synopsis of this book looked great from the off, so I was extra excited to see that it had been accepted on Netgalley! So excited, in fact, that I skipped the rest of my TBR and went straight to this. What’s new. And Empress of All Seasons definitely delivered… kind of! The first thing you…

Review: Soulbinder, by Sebastien de Castell

Time to return to Sebastien de Castell’s fabulously quirky little Spellslinger series. I’ve missed it! One of the joys of reading these books so far has been that you can pretty much pick them up in almost any order and still have a fairly good idea of what’s going on. Not any more, though: with Soulbinder, de…

Review: The Last Hours, by Minette Walters

I’ve been inadvertently picking some spooky topics for my Hallowe’en reading- anybody for a slice of the Black Death? Surely there’s nothing worse than that! The characters in Minette Walters’ The Last Hours must think so, too, because the vast majority of this book focusses on their self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world. Pull…