This book had quite a slow start to a good story. It has a wonderful claustrophobic setting and backdrop that just adds to the sense of the unearthly.
Month: July 2022
Review: Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater
Ahh this was everything I was looking for in a Regency romance (and with added fae/supernatural elements too). Fast, fun and a little-swoon-worthy.
Review: The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa
This was a bit of a mixed bag for me - I was expecting more cat and more books, rather than a discussion of high literature, how to read the right way and emphasising what a shut-in the main character is. Part of that I know fits with the style and genre of Japanese literature, but this just didn't rate highly for me overall.
Book Review: Gallant by V E Schwab
I will read literally anything by V E Schwab. A short story, a chonky novel, a shopping list. Her wonderful fascination with darkness, death and evil, as well as her engrossing writing style make it so easy to read absolutely anything she creates.
Review: The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
There's something very gentle about Richard Osman's writing that makes the perfect combination of murder and cosy fiction that pulls you in quickly and powers you through to the end.
Review: Wahala by Nikki May
This was it. One of my absolute winners of the year. Largely that's because I thought I was getting Nigerian girl-heavy romance. Instead, I got a lot more psychological thriller. And I LOVED IT.
Review: A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin
I'm not sure what's going on at the moment but I'm really craving Regency-period romance with a little bit of sass (ok, I do know what's going on, it's the Bridgerton affect). I got a lot of what I needed from this book - it had all the restrictions of the period, but with a slightly more modern outlook.