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On My Radar: March

I’m just about keeping up with my pre-orders but March is just around the corner and look at all these books coming out next month. It’s looking like a good month for Popsugar’s “oxymoron in the title” prompt too. 🀣 I’ve got Klara and the…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Gilded Ones

Deka prays for her blood to run pure. If it flows red at the cutting ceremony, she can take her place as a woman, and will be able to wear a mask, hiding her face from the gaze of men. If it flows gold, she…

Weekly Update

Mysterious rocks… a weekly check-in

Someone’s been leaving painted rocks around town. The first I spotted was a slightly terrifying hippo-creature: Is someone trying to send a message? It is some pagan ritual? Are they worshipping the hippo gods? Maybe it’s to raise awareness of the potential hippo cull in…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten Purple Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. To celebrate Mardi Gras, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about purple, yellow and green books covers. I’ve noticed in the past that I don’t read many books with green covers and I become…

Graphic Novel

The Sad Ghost Club

The Sad Ghost Club started out as a zine but I hadn’t heard of it until I saw this graphic novel, detailing a day in the life of a sad ghost. It’s quite adorable, maybe aimed at a middle grade age but can be appreciated…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten Valentine’s: Yay or Nay?

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Do you love the cheesiness of Valentine’s Day and surrounding yourself with romantic content? Or would you prefer to have nothing to do with it? I struggled coming up with ten super adorable romances to…

Giveaway

Win a Β£25 National Book Token

To celebrate my new look, I’d like to give away a Book Token to one of my lovely readers. The prize is a Β£25 National Book Token. The giveaway is open internationally, you can use the token online at Blackwell’s or Foyles for international delivery….

General Fiction, Literary

Maxwell’s Demon

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Thomas Quinn is…

5 Star, Fantasy

Black Sun

Today he would become a god. His mother had told him so. The opening line may seem like something any mother would tell her son, but in the case of Serapio, his mother truly believes he will become the Crow God reborn. She blinds him,…

New Releases

On My Radar: February

For the shortest month of the year, there sure are a lot of new books I want to read. Becky Chambers’ final Wayfarers book, the next of James Smythe’s Anomaly Quartet and a new Rockton book are all on my pre-order list, along with The…

Weekly Update

New Look Blog!

This week’s check-in comes with a brand new look for Curiosity Killed the Bookworm! Yup, I’ve finally moved it from Blogger onto self-hosted WordPress after nearly ten years. I still have a few things to sort out and fiddle with, but hopefully the site will…

Science Fiction

Winter’s Orbit

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. In order to…

Crime Fiction, Young Adult

Truly Devious

In 1936, industrialist and founder of Ellingham Academy, Albert Ellingham received a threatening letter signed Truly Devious. His daughter and wife were kidnapped, never to be seen again and a student went missing. The case was never solved. Stevie wants to solve it, and the…

Fantasy

A Sky Beyond the Storm

A Sky Before the Storm is the final book in the Ember Quartet and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. If you haven’t started this series, please check out my review of An Ember in the Ashes instead. You are broken….

General Fiction, Literary

Mrs Death Misses Death

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Death is getting…

Feature

Afrofuturism On My Shelves

The second Popsugar Reading Challenge prompt has resulted in a lot of discussion about what is afrofuturism in the Goodreads group for the challenge. There are some better definitions here and here, but how I understand it, it’s a cultural movement imagining different realities or…

Fantasy

The Mask Falling

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge for review purposes only. Receipt of a book does not guarantee a review or endorsement. My reviews are my honest opinion and are not biased for the purpose of personal gain. Want your heart…

New Releases

On My Radar: January

New year, new books! Of course, I still have piles of books still to read from 2020, and 2019, and… yeah you get the picture, but that doesn’t mean I’m not excited about adding to those piles! Dates are for UK print publication unless otherwise…

List, Top Ten

Best of 2020

My blog may have been a barren wasteland for much of the year but I still read 117 books with an average rating of 3.8. That’s not too shabby. So as we turn our backs on this rubbish year, I share with you my top…

5 Star, Fantasy

Legendborn

The day Bree gets accepted into an early college placement at UNC, is the day her mother dies. The last words they spoke were of anger. Unable to deal with her dad’s grief on top of her own, Bree goes ahead with the placement. Once…

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