[REVIEW] A Wild and Unremarkable Thing

Author: Jen Castleberry Genre: Fantasy Rating: 4/5 *I was given a free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review* Fifteen years have passed since the yellow eyed Fire Scale ruined Cody's town of Ithil; fifteen years she has lived in disguise; fifteen years she has trained to kill a Fire Scale and with her … Continue reading [REVIEW] A Wild and Unremarkable Thing

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Book Wrap Up 2017

I read a total of 32 books this year, by authors from more than 12 countries, across multiple genres. Not a bad innings, by my count. 😉 Here is my very subjective, in no way definitive ranking of every book I read this year. But first, a quick best and worst.   Favourite Read of … Continue reading Book Wrap Up 2017

NaNoWriMo Wrap-up

Another November, and another NaNoWriMo, is done and dusted. This was my fifth attempt and the first one I've actually "won" and even that claim is debatable by the purists. Since my first NaNo, attitudes have changed — there's a lot less negativity towards those who personalise the challenge, or engage in it in a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Wrap-up

[REVIEW] Wardens of Archos by Sarina Langer (Relics of Ar’Zac 2)

Author: Sarina Langer Genre: Young adult; fantasy Rating: 4/5 Release date: October 16th, 2017 || Pre-order and add it on Goodreads I was provided a free ARC of Wardens of Archos by the author in exchange for an honest review. It is a rare sequel which manages to not only match the quality and intensity of … Continue reading [REVIEW] Wardens of Archos by Sarina Langer (Relics of Ar’Zac 2)

“You shall be an empress with the moon for your throne” – The Star-Touched Queen [REVIEW]

Author: Roshani Chokshi Genre: Young adult; fantasy Rating: 3.5/5 I wanted a love thick with time, as inscrutable as if a lathe had carved it from night and as familiar as the marrow in my bones. The Star-Touched Queen is the story of Mayavati, whose grim horoscope has condemned her to a life as an … Continue reading “You shall be an empress with the moon for your throne” – The Star-Touched Queen [REVIEW]

Write what you know (it’s more than you think)

This post was provoked inspired by today's #readwriterepeat prompt - worst writing advice. Writers, especially those starting out, are so often told write what you know. And often, because writer's are (often) pernickety folk, and most start out writing, and so hear this advice over and over, as teens, those four little words may be the most … Continue reading Write what you know (it’s more than you think)