Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for the witchy and STEM-focused middle grade marvellousness that is Morgana Mage in the Robotic Age! I was lucky enough to interview Amy Bond, the author, and ask her for a few behind-the-scenes tidbits about this fun book!
The Hallowreadathon is nearly upon us – it’s this coming weekend! If you didn’t see my announcement post, then hop over here to see the prompts!
The first prompt is to read a book with a prominent house, so I’ve scoured my shelves to show you some of my favourites that would be perfect for this, and a few I’m looking forward to… There’s pretty much no cohesion to these in genre or age range, but you’ll get a glimpse into my varied reading tastes!
Obviously my very first rec has to be the book that I’d probably pick as my all-time favourite if you absolutely forced me to choose – Howl’s Moving Castle! Yes, the house is technically a castle, but it’s always felt like a very small, home-y castle to me, so there. I’ve been rereading this most years since I was about 7 (you can see how well loved my copy is), and when Sophie steps through the door of the castle it always feels like coming home.
As autumn approaches, so too does Halloween – one of my favourite times of the year! And even though we probably won’t be able to get out and party in person, Imogen’s Typewriter and I have got you covered for a fun bookish time with the seventh annual Hallowreadathon, running from 30th October – 1st November! This is my second year helping the lovely Imogen host her brilliant readathon, and I’m so excited to show you the prompts we’ve cooked up for you in our cauldrons, so read on to find out what’s on the cards for this year…
Remember how much I adored Viper by Bex Hogan, the Slytherin pirate book of my dreams? Well, refresh yourself on my review here, and then come back, because today I’m on the blog tour for the amazing sequel, Venom!
I’ll be reviewing Venom itself next week, because today the spotlight is on the amazing world Bex has created. One of the things I absolutely adore about this series is the intricate way the cultures of the islands are depicted – each one has its own flavour, from the natural resources it possesses to the way the people live, and they’re all tied together in a way that feels very realistic to how a world would work. And of course, they have their own stories, which is what I have for you today: a sneak peek at one of the myths behind the Eleventh Isle! Read on to find out more… Continue reading “Blog Tour: Venom”
The main reason I decided to host the #Februwitchy readathon (details here if you missed them!) is to give myself the motivation to read some of the huge amount of witchy backlist books I have on my TBR. As a blogger I try to keep up with new releases to a certain extent, but it does mean that sometimes books miss their window and sit for ages unread. So, it’s time to tackle some witchy books!
(As a heads up, I don’t intend to read ALL of these in February – that would be mad, since I have other books to read too! But I’m very much a mood reader so I wanted to put in a whole lot of options.)
I read Truthwitch by Susan Dennard quite a while ago, probably in 2018? I really enjoyed it, but I never managed to catch up with the rest of the series, and I have Bloodwitch, which is book 3, sitting on my NetGalley shelf feeling sorry for itself, so I’d better get caught up!
Continue reading “My #Februwitchy Readathon TBR!”
Heather Rose Jones is a fantastic author whose historical fantasy books centre queer women and their lives and adventures. I’m a huge fan of her Alpennia series, and really looking forward to reading the newest standalone in it, Floodtide. I was lucky enough to hear her read from Floodtide at WorldCon over the summer, and I was instantly drawn into the little magics explored in it – charms to help with laundry, for example. I love how fantasy can open a window into the realities of life, and in this fascinating guest post, Heather explains a little bit about why and how she chose to focus on the smaller, day-to-day magics of women in her new book.
Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow, the new book from one of my favourite indie publishers, Louise Walters Books. I’m excited to be bringing you an extract from this literary thriller, which introduces the protagonist, 17 year old Simon…
I’m so happy to be bringing you a fantastic guest post from author ML Wang to celebrate the blog tour for The Sword of Kaigen, an epic fantasy with a martial arts twist! Read on for the author’s thoughts on creating fantasy religions…
Today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for The Rage of Dragons, an epic, classic feeling, own-voices African-inspired fantasy with a protagonist you can’t help but be compelled by! I’m bringing you an exciting action-packed extract from the first chapter, where Tau, our main character, faces his first battle against the marauding hedeni…
There,” Tau said, pointing at a flickering light in the distance.
“Do you see it?” The light was bright against the evening’s darkness, but he was never sure how far Jabari could see.
“I see it,” Jabari said. “They’re burning Daba.” Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Rage Of Dragons”
Something a little different for you today – I have an interview with an author! Specifically, RJ Furness, the author of the Orgo Runners books (review here) and its related series, dissent – his new book, Sapphire Smyth and The Shadow Five, is being released in six parts. My interview is part of the blog tour to celebrate the release of Part One: Shadows, and I’m so excited – I love this book!