Book review: Magpie Murders

You might or might not have heard of this one, (Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz) and you might or might not have read it. When I worked in the bookstore, it was one of the big go-tos of recent mystery books. How could it not be when it’s two murder mysteries in one book? Magpie…

Book review: The Imaginary Corpse

Warning: Maybe some spoilers are ahead? I’m not sure if people will feel like they’re spoilers. Also this probably isn’t going to be well-structured because oh boy. Tyler Hayes did a really good job. So! I have a lot of feelings about this book. Like, a lot. There was crying at some points while reading…

Book Review: Mortal Engines

This is the third book in a row where I’ve felt like it’s given me enough to be going on with, good lord. A word of warning; a lot of people die and it’s depressing. So I originally heard about Mortal Engines because someone went oh hey, Phillip Reeve. You like Phillip Reeve, right? Those…

Book Review: Sleeping Giants

This book was certainly interesting. Instead of being in the standard storytelling format where a narrator shares everything and dialogue peppers the experience, Sylvain Neuvel tells this story purely through interviews and journal logs. I came to this book first because I saw it and went ‘ooh, pretty cover’ and then later heard ‘hey this…

Book review: American Gods

“- I probably wouldn’t have recommended that book to you at all.” – A friend, when I asked for spoilers 63% of the way through the book. Originally, I bought the ebook on Kobo because it was on sale and the deal was good and I’d heard the book was a classic I should check…

Book review: Girl Waits With Gun

What a title, right? But what brings about the circumstances where a girl waits with a gun? Well first off I’d like to point out she’s a woman rather than a girl but that isn’t explaining anything. Three sisters ride into town, on a perfectly normal and lovely day. They are minding their own business,…

Book review: Red, White & Royal Blue

Ohohohoooooboy. This book. This book. True love isn’t always diplomatic? That’s the biggest understatement I’ve ever heard. Bigger than ‘toast is nice’. Let’s look at how I actually came to pick up the audiobook for this. Picture a scene. I, in a casually stylish outfit, am lounging in a seat and texting some friends in…

Book review: Feet of Clay

I bought this book awhile ago (along with another Discworld book) and meant to read it, but then I got distracted by other books. Yesterday I took it out of my shelf (which was oddly satisfying and felt like something that should be in an ASMR video) and sat down. That was at about 8AM….

Book review: Nevermoor – the Trials Of Morrigan Crow

So once upon a time some many months ago, I was at work. There is a cupboard of Advance Readers Copies. There’s one there called Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow. No one else is picking it up. So I do, and I bring it home, where it languishes and gives me reproachful looks as…

Book review: The Magicians

The Magicians, oft described as being a wonderful mix of Harry Potter and Narnia, but for adults! There are people who really really like this book and the rest of the trilogy, so please be forewarned that I am not one of them. I’m mainly going to talk about this in bullet points so I…