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Month: January 2019

Science Fiction

Golden State

We are surrounded by lies, from little white ones to huge whoppers coming out the mouths of politicians. Lying is human nature. But what if it were the worst crime you could commit? Lazslo Ratesic is a Speculator for the Golden State. He can sense…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten New to Me Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is all about authors we read for the first time in 2018. Last year I made a concerted effort to read more backlist, so I discovered a few more authors that everyone else…


Redemption in Indigo

Read the World: Barbados Redemption in Indigo has the feel of a folk tale. The narrator is a storyteller, and often addresses the reader directly, sometimes even to chide you. It starts off by introducing Ansige, Paama’s gluttonous husband. Paama has left him and he…

Historical Fiction

The Silent Companions

When Elsie Bainbridge finds herself in St Joseph’s Hospital, she has lost her voice and stands accused of murder. Dr Shepherd is drawn to her case and encourages her to write down whatever she can remember. Her memories take her back to 1865, newly widowed…


Kingdom of Ash

Kingdom of Ash is the final book in the Throne of Glass series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Over the Christmas holidays I finally got the chance to sit down with this brick of a book. When I saw…


2018 Reading Stats

It’s time to crunch some reading stats! I read 127 books in 2018 totalling 44,849 pages, which is the most I’ve read since 2013. I put this down to finally getting the hang of audiobooks. My average page count per book was 353, so it’s…

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Top Ten 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Happy New Year! My 2018 retrospective post (with added stats) will be up soon but first off, here’s my top ten books of last year. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty I Still Dream…