Book Review: Grumpy Old Gods Volume 1

I was sent a copy of the Grumpy Old Gods: Volume 1 anthology of short stories by one of the authors and I was really excited to read it. I’ve always loved mythology, reading about the different pantheons and the mischief  the gods and heroes get up to. My interest in mythology has crossed over into my reading habits and I love to read other writers interpretations of myths and the pantheons. Some of my favourite books are Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series. So the idea of a selection of stories based on what happens afterRead More →

2019 End of Year Book Survey!

I’ve done this once before but I’ve been struggling with my reading over the last few years and I’ve not been able to do it again. I finally was able to get back on track again this year as you’ll see 🙂 The End of Year Book Survey is in its 10th Year and is hosted by the lovely Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner. We’re going to forget that it’s the really the beginning of the year (and over a week a month into it) and pretend it’s really still the end of 2019. I’ve been caught up in helping someone move house forRead More →

Book Review: The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

This book was provided for free by NetGalley in exchange for a review. As mentioned in my 2019 book survey I’ve been wanting to catch up my reading up to new releases and NetGallery is a wonderful way to do that. So please expect to see some more reviews in the future! The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag is available on 6th February 2020 and you pre-order it from The Book Depository for £13.42 with free international delivery! Trigger Warning This book contains: child abuse, sexual abuse, self-harm, depression, suicidal thoughts, incest, injury, dementia, loss, fat-shaming, slut-shaming, racism  – yes that’s a lot andRead More →

Book Review - The Night Raven by Sarah Painter

I was very fortunate to be sent a copy of The Night Raven, book 1 in the Crow Investigations series by Sarah Painter in exchange for an honest review. The Night Raven is an urban fantasy mystery set in contemporary London and is currently available from The Book Depository and Amazon. This is my first time giving an in-depth review on my blog so bear with me as I find my feet! Synopsis Meet Lydia Crow… Lydia has always known she has no power, especially next to her infamous and more-than-slightly dodgy family. Which is why she carved her own life as a private investigatorRead More →

Sharing Saturday: Spooky Halloween reads

  I was wondering what to do for a Halloween themed Sharing Saturday, and after yesterday’s Fandom 5 I realised I should do one for spooky reads to watch. Not everyone wants to or is able to go out trick or treating/celebrating Halloween, so if you’re one for staying inside here are some spooky/creepy reads to get you in the mood!   Late Victorian Gothic Tales Good Reads   /   Amazon The Victorian fin de siecle has many associations: the era of Decadence, The Yellow Book, the New Woman, the scandalous Oscar Wilde, the Empire on which the sun never set. This heady brew wasRead More →