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…)

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Review of ~ JK Rowling – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)

7.5/10

When everyone first read and loved Harry Potter I ignored it. Not for any particular reason but about 10 years ago I didn’t think I would be into it. Fast forward a decade and I’m now working my way through what I can say already is a children’s classic fantasy series that is up there with The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles of Narnia. (more…)

Review of ~ Fonda Lee – Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1)

8/10

This will be on Fantasy Book Review shortly.

I received a review copy of Jade City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Fonda Lee and Orbit Books.

Although presently at a time of an uneasy peace, the city of Janloon is controlled by two rivals groups which are the No Peak Clan and the Mountain Clan. The families that run the clans are powerful and world famous as they mine and control the Jade. Jade is a precious stone that enhances a warriors capabilities in six disciplines. (more…)

Review of ~ Brandon Sanderson – Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3)

7.5/10

This will just be a quick informal review as I know better reviewers have already written essay long assessments on what they think about Oathbringer. This is a difficult one for me to rate actually. The Stormlight Archive is probably my second favourite fantasy world following Malazan. I adore the characters so much. Kaladin is brilliant and I really liked Shallan’s development, especially with reference to Veil. (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…)