Blurbs on Covers (New)

I apologise for being a bit geeky but as a book reviewer, I love finding out when my words make a book cover or an Amazon page. I’ve seen a few book posts recently on the Twittersphere and saw my quotes have made the cover of three awesome books and I’m pretty damn proud! I did a post a while ago about covers and Amazon pages I’d been on before so this is just a mini-update with the new additions. Also, one of these is a German version of a book where they translated my quote!! Here are three images below and I advise you all to check out these books, although you’ll have to be fluent in German to enjoy one of them. Note:- if you’re new to my blog then I’ll advise that I write for Fantasy Book Review so nobody gets confused. 🙂 (more…)


The books that I plan to read in the next 6 months… x

I’m planning to be more organised with my to-read list this year. In the past, I’ve often spent days undecided about what to read next and have wasted golden reading opportunities. The books that will follow include books I already own, sequels I am looking forward to that are released soon and the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off finalists. I might also read some Harry Potter books in between! There is no particular order to this and if I get an amazingly awesome looking book through the post box then I may add that somewhere in the middle. Anyway, the books I plan to read during the first half of this year are… (PS. I’ll plan to update this page as and when I’ve completed one of the books) (more…)

Fantasy Book Review’s #SPFBO Finalist

Hi all. As you probably know. I’ve been the judge for Fantasy Book Review’s allocated 30 books for the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off. I am posting this on my silly little hobby blog as FBR is a review library sort of site and doesn’t tend to have these sort of blog articles. I have had a great group of 30 books. I would say after Fantasy Book Critic, we have arguably had the best batch of books this year.  (more…)

The top 20 fantasy books that I’ve read this year.

So, my first full year of reviewing is quickly coming to its end. I’ve had a great year and have read some amazing books. Believe it or not but it’s been incredibly tough to cut it down to my favourite 20! Without delay – my favourite fantasy books of the year. I’m limiting myself to one book per author.

20 – Melissa Caruso – The Tethered Mage

“Beautifully written political fantasy drama full of courtly intrigue, powerful enemies, and phenomenal magic potential”


19 – Brandon Sanderson – Oathbringer (more…)

What Fantasy Book Review are doing for #SPFBO – Round 1

Hi, all.

Fantasy Book Review has judged in the contest before but, as I am the man in charge of proceedings this year, I wanted to make sure I was happy before completing this sort of post. I’ve been spying on what other blogs do and what I think works and after researching I’m happy with how things will now proceed for Fantasy Book Review. I’ve spoken at length with a lot of my blogging pals such as Petros (Booknest) and Mihir (Fantasy Book Critic) to ask questions and get advice. My plan is slightly different to those blogs but hopefully interesting and exciting. (more…)