Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley (ARC)

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. I can’t promise that this didn’t affect my feelings about it, but a book is a book is a book, however I acquire it, and I can promise that all opinions are my own.   Hot-diggity-damn!  This was frigging awesome. I honestly don’t know where to start. I don’t want to give anything away because I loved every surprise and would hate to take that from another reader. At the same time, I want to tell you everything because this book kind of blew my mind.   Let’s start … Continue reading Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley (ARC)

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

    This is a two-part Book Bingo post – category: Read a book then watch the movie.   Part 1: The Book Read 22nd – 25th May 2018 Oh my goodness, this was just the BEST book. I think it may actually be a perfect book. I was completely enthralled by this intense 195-page story so be prepared for nonsensical gushing from here on in! (Being as it was originally published back in 2014 I’m going to assume that anyone reading has a fairly good idea what it’s about, but I’ll do my best not to spoil anything). But … Continue reading Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

I regret not taking notes while reading Welcome to Night Vale. I don’t actually know if they would have helped, but I’ve tried to write this piece four times so far, and got no further than saying, in a number of different ways, that it’s an odd book. In the absence of notes that may have helped me get some sort of perspective at least, I guess I should just start with that … Welcome to Night Vale is an odd book. It reads a little like something by Douglas Adams, written with that same straight-faced-ness while relating wildly fantastical … Continue reading Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

Perdido Street Station by China Miéville

China Miéville sits firmly at the top of my ever-changing list of super awesome writers on the strength of the only other book by him that I’ve read, Kraken – a book I borrowed from the library for Thumbs rather than myself because Thumbs has a fascination/obsession with Giant Squid (and all things deep sea) and I thought he’d like the cover art if nothing else. When he got halfway through and wouldn’t stop talking about it I started reading the darn thing just to shut him up. Neither of us has shut up about it since. Miéville blew me … Continue reading Perdido Street Station by China Miéville