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Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

April 25, 2020
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (review here) was one of my favourites in the Wayward Children's series. I adored Jack and Jill's characters from the first book because they were such difficult characters to like in a way. Jill looks like she got spit out of a cupcake and Jack is very methodical and suave. I love that she always wears gloves, like a science-y Kaz Brekker. …

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In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

April 22, 2020
In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

I'd picked this up on a whim from work after spending so many years, literally years, walking past it picking it up and putting it back on the shelf.  I finally bought it, read it and I'm not entirely sure what I just read.  Hand on heart I enjoyed the book, the writing was very gripping as were the characters but it got very strange. To the point…

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The Book of Koli* Blog Tour

April 21, 2020
The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey

Firstly, a huge thank you to Orbit and Compulsive Readers for having me on this tour. The Girl with All the Gifts is one of my favourite books and has a fantastic film adaptation so I thought I knew what I was getting into with this book. Some kind of dystopia stemming from nature. I was right....until I really wasn't. This book is unlike anything I've ever read…

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Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

April 19, 2020
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

I remember wholeheartedly loving the Seraphina books when I read them around seven-ish and five-ish years ago. I'm pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to slip back into this world without any real confusion, a testament to Rachel Hartman's worldbuilding skills. Tess of the Road, whilst it's a companion series will greatly benefit from having been read after the Seraphina books. A lot of characters reappear within…