Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

ARC Graphic Novel Review: Unnatural, Vol. 1 by Mirka Andolfo

Unnatural, Vol. 1 by Mirka Andolfo
Series: Unnatural #1
Genre: Fantasy | Graphic Novel
Length: 112 pages
Publishes on 27th Novmeber 2018 by Image Comics
Purchase: Amazon
Mirka Andolfo: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy received for review from publisher via Edelweiss+

Synopsis:
Leslie J. Blair is a simple pig girl, she loves sushi and she is trapped in a job that she hates. She lives with Trish, her best friend. In her world, which is full of anthropomorphic creatures, with a totalitarian government that interferes in the personal lives of its citizens, up to the point of allowing only relationships between individuals of the same race. The transgressors are punished. They are accused of being… unnatural!
Leslie dreams of something different for herself. But these dreams are becoming dangerous, especially because they feature a mysterious wolf. And, when she wakes up, she thinks that she is being watched… And, as if that were not enough, on the day of her twenty-fifth birthday, Leslie receive an email that she would never have wanted to receive. But she still does not know it’s just the beginning …The hit Italian comic, a fantasy, erotica, romantic suspense series by MIRKA ANDOLFO (Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, DC Comics Bombshells) will bring you in a colorful but terrible world, where personal freedoms are superfluous. Follow Leslie on a breathtaking plot, between thriller and fantasy with a touch of sensuality.

Collects issues #1-4

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Video Game

Steam Wishlist Clean Up (16)

steamwish
When the Steam Summer Sales were almost starting Tecsie decided to clean up their Steam wishlist a little bit by writing a Steam Wishlist Clean Up post which was inspired by Lia’s Down the TBR Hole book blogger meme.

I really liked this idea and asked Tecsie if I could take part too so here I am. Though with a slight difference, Tecsie managed to go through a lot more of her wishlist in one go. I already know that will not be the case for me. So you’ll likely see a few of these.

Sit back, enjoy, and browse some video games with me.
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Book Reviews

Book Review: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green
Series: The Smoke Thieves #1
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adults
Length: 494 pages
Published on 3rd May 2018 by Penguin
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Sally Green: Twitter | Goodreads
Purchased for myself from WHSmith

Synopsis:
A princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief.

Five teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands.Five nations destined for conflict.

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father, while her true love, Ambrose, faces the executioner’s block.

In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town.

And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our five heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war.

Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

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Haul Posts, YALC

The #PenguinYearbook Collection

penguin yearbookAt YALC this year Penguin put together a really awesome Yearbook that had samplers of 15 of their books. I really liked this idea as not only did the book itself look lovely but it was easier to carry around than 15 samplers.

They also hosted a giveaway that any YALC attendee could enter by uploading a photograph of the Yearbook with the #PenguinYearbook and tagging their account – @penguinplatform.
c9a4a96f30e2cc62e6d9f7c210cc7bc3It had been a while since YALC so I just assumed someone had won already, until a few weeks ago I saw they announced the winner…

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Excerpt

Exclusive Excerpt: Moonshadow’s Guardian by Dianna Gunn

All stories are rooted somewhere in truthMoonshadow’s Guardian | written by Dianna Gunn

Shortly after my last guest post with RoAnna I had a wonderful email from Dianna looking to collab with me!

Not only did she want to help share copies of her upcoming book (now out for the world to see and love) Moonshadow’s Guardian with my book club, she also asked if I’d be interested in guest posts too.

I have one of those here for you now where she has provided an exclusive excerpt so keep reading for a sneak peak.

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Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

ARC Comic Review: Fearscape #2 by Ryan O’Sullivan

Fearscape #2 by Ryan O’Sullivan, illustrated by Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, and Deron Bennet
Series: Fearscape #2
Genre: Horror | Graphic Novel
Length: 27 pages
Published on 7th November 2018 by Vault Comics
Purchase: Purchase from your local comic store
Ryan O’Sullivan: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Andrea Mutti: Website | Twitter
Vladimir Popov: Twitter
Deron Bennet: Website | Twitter
eCopy received from author in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis:
Heroic plagiarist Henry Henry faces his first trial in the Fearscape! Within The Weeping Castle, home to The Children of Prometheus, Henry Henry encounters wondrous and fanciful creatures—including The First Fear. With courage and calm, he endures the heart of darkness, refusing the easy temptation of light. No Legs can outrun—no Mind can outwit—no Heart can outlove our hero.

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Video Game

Steam Wishlist Clean Up (15)

steamwish
When the Steam Summer Sales were almost starting Tecsie decided to clean up their Steam wishlist a little bit by writing a Steam Wishlist Clean Up post which was inspired by Lia’s Down the TBR Hole book blogger meme.

I really liked this idea and asked Tecsie if I could take part too so here I am. Though with a slight difference, Tecsie managed to go through a lot more of her wishlist in one go. I already know that will not be the case for me. So you’ll likely see a few of these.

Sit back, enjoy, and browse some video games with me.
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Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

Graphic Novel Review: Alt-Life by Thomas Cadène

Alt-Life by Thomas Cadène
Genre: Science Fiction | Graphic Novel
Length: 184 pages
Published on 17th October 2018 by Europe Comics
Purchase: Amazon
Thomas Cadène: Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy received for review from Publisher via NetGalley

Synopsis:
On a dying Earth in a not-so-distant future, Josiane and René are the first to enter a new virtual world where just about anything is possible… Part dystopian love story, part psychedelic meditation on human nature, “Alt-Life” takes the reader down a mind-bending rabbit hole of desire, loneliness, and self-discovery.

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Book Reviews, Received for Review, Spooks and Tea

Anthology Review: New Fears 2 edited by Mark Morris

New Fears 2: More New Horror Stories by Masters of the Macabre edited by Mark Morris
Series: New Fears #2
Genre: Horror | Short Stories
Length: 383 pages
Published on 18th September 2018 by Titan Books
Purchase: Amazon
Mark Morris: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Early copy received from publishers in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis:
An electrifying anthology of new horror stories by award-winning masters of the genre.

The horror genre’s greatest living practitioners drag our darkest fears kicking and screaming into the light in this second collection of brand-new tales of terror. Numinous, surreal and gut wrenching, New Fears II is a vibrant collection showcasing the very best fiction modern horror has to offer.

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Book Reviews, Received for Review, YALC

ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult | LGBT
Length: 374 pages
Published on 6th November 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Natasha Ngan: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
ARC received from publishers at YALC

Synopsis:Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel.

But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.

In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after–the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king’s interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable–she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

Presented by James Patterson, Natasha Ngan’s lyrical, searing, visceral fantasy, Girls of Paper and Fire, will remind us how precious freedom is–and the price we must pay to achieve it.

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