reviews
Kings of Ash (Ash and Sand #2) by Richard Nell
17, Jan

Kings of Ash is a searing second installment from Richard Nell continuing the epic grimdark piece begun in Kings of Paradise. Haunting and complex, with graphic  and violent events, Kings of Ash burns itself into the reader's mind. Emotional, heartbreaking, and bloody. 

Straight Outta Fangton
04, Nov

4.5/5
Reading Straight Outta Fangton is like being in a Mel Brooks-induced vampire coma with Buffy and Blade repeats looping in your dreams. I started laughing on page one and didn’t stop until the end.

Grimdark Magazine Issue #17
18, Oct

I had a lot of fun with this read! I love grimdark fantasy. So naturally, when I got my hands on this issue of Grimdark Magazine, I jumped right in with both feet and was not disappointed!

Rejoice
14, Oct
4/5 stars.

With Rejoice: A Knife to the Heart, Erikson holds up a mirror for all of humanity.

Skyward
11, Oct

4.5/5 stars.

This is a fine example of how one writes Young Adult.  I am once again in awe of this master of storytelling, who excelled in his first full-length space opera novel.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds (Legion, #1 - 3)
20, Sep

4.5/5 stars.

Legion carries the Sanderson trademark through and through, with concepts which are fantastical and far out, but the storytelling is always centred around the characters and humanistic themes.

Parable of the Sower (Earthseed #1)
19, Sep

Rating: 4/5 Stars

The best & worst thing about this book is just how realistic it is.

The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast, #3)
16, Sep

4.5 stars.

Three books in and Agent Pendergast might have convinced me to include thrillers as one of my favourite genres. 

City of Miracles (The Divine Cities, #3)
08, Sep

5/5 stars.

If I could have divined that Robert Jackson Bennett's masterful genre-redefining trilogy will end up as one of my all-time favourites, I would not have waited so long to read it. 

City of Blades (The Divine Cities, #2)
26, Aug

5/5 stars.

City of Blades is easily one of the best books I've read this year; it has almost everything I could ask for in a sequel that builds upon a fantastic start to a trilogy.