Wayward Reviews

Erratic reviews by a preposterous tea-drinking cat lady.

  Rating: Review: This book represents a significant increase in the maturity of Grace Draven’s work, both in terms of content and in terms of writing technique. Gilene has fire magic and so when her village needs to send a tithe to be burnt alive, she is chosen because she can survive. Year after year, […]

  “After the first few seconds pass, it’s clear Pestilence doesn’t know what lips are supposed to do in a kiss. All his (hateful) enthusiasm is there, but it’s being held up by the rigid set of his mouth.” Rating: Review: So I received an ARC from the author for an honest review. The four […]

  Rating:  Review: Spinning Silver is a spiritual successor to Naomi Novik’s highly acclaimed Uprooted. It’s a rich and captivating retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Miryem’s family are moneylenders, but when her father fails to collect the money that he’s owed from the local villagers, she takes it upon herself to go in her fathers’ stead. It […]

  “Numbers remained consistent. Numbers and facts attempted to bring order from a chaotic world, to make sense of the impossible. They were the foundation for colossal structures and the tiniest of clockwork machines alike. Ari loved numbers, and not just because they saved her life by keeping her alert in her surroundings.” Rating: Review: […]

  “I know that Facebook offers an idealised version of life, edited and primped to show the world what we want it to see.” Rating: Review: It’s Tuesday and it’s the perfect time to read a thriller. Let’s just call today Thriller Tuesday. Louise, a single mom, has a secret. She wasn’t a nice person […]

  “I panted in my suit and suppressed the urge to puke. That was way the hell more exertion than I’m built for. An oxygen-deprivation headache took root. It’d be with me for a few hours, at least. I’d managed to get altitude sickness on the moon.” Rating: Review:     So I received an […]

  “Sorry happens after something bad has happened, after people have let it happen. It had become contemptuous to me, all these I’m-so-sorries.” Rating: Review: No October would be complete without at least one thriller to get the blood pumping. I was drawn to the cover of Emma in the Night, so despite not knowing […]

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