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The Dragon Republic* by R.F. Kuang

October 12, 2020
The Dragon Republic* by R.F. Kuang

The Dragon Republic is as brutal, dark and brilliantly crafted as The Poppy War. There is no whiff of that 'second book slump'. Instead, we see how one book later Kuang has honed her craft and created an even more complex military grimdark fantasy novel with some of the best magical battle scenes I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Once again all of the possible trigger…

Books Fantasy Reviews

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

October 8, 2020

The Poppy War, and RF Kuang's writing, in general, is utterly outstanding. I was gripped from the beginning, couldn't put the book down and was desperate for the second as soon as I finished this one. I'll say it to begin with, the hugest of trigger warnings for this book - primarily rape/sexual assault, self harm, death. This is not a happy story, at times it feels like…

Books Fairy Loot Unboxings

July Fairyloot

October 7, 2020
July Fairyloot 2020

Here I am again, beating the same drum for another Fairyloot unboxing. Yes, this post is behind and yes this was another amazing box with some of my favourite items in. I might just start copy and pasting my previous intros from other unboxings. They tend to be the same... whoops. I was thrilled to see a completely new kind of item in this box! This month's theme…

Books Wrap Ups

July Wrap Up

September 16, 2020
July Wrap Up 2020

July was certainly a productive reading month, wasn't it? Well done past me. I read some absolutely outstanding books in July and found a few new favourites. I now need everything that Christina Lauren writes, okay? Let's start with my most disappointing read, shall we? This was not a bad book. In fact in the beginning I thought this was going to be a five-star read. Adele was…