6 Authors Recently Added to my Auto-Buy List!

Haruki Murakami, Yōko Ogawa, Banana Yoshimoto, Ken Liu, Nafiza Azad, Joe Abercrombie, and John Gwynne are a few on my current auto-buy hitlist. With the fabulous recent releases of awesome science-fiction, fantasy, and horror novels over these last couple of years, I’m so excited to add more writers to the group.

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager: A Horrifying Haunted House Thriller Worth the Nightmares It’ll Give You – Book Review

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager is a Gothic horror mystery thriller about a woman named Maggie who returns to a house that she has no memory of residing in. All she knows about the house—Baneberry Hall—is the controversial nonfiction book her dad had written about it, flinging her family into an incredibly stressful limelight that’s followed her since childhood. When her dad dies

9 #OwnVoices Novels by Japanese Women for New Readers of the Genre

Since I receive a lot of questions from people about Japanese literature and how best to begin reading from it, I thought it would be neat to share recommendations that are perfect for an array of readers, whether the preference is for mysteries to contemporaries and even magical realism and fantasy. All of these books are translated fiction that is authored by women, who are some of my favourite writers from the modern age.

8 Science-Fiction Serials I Want to Read in 2021

Back in December, I briefly chatted about fantasy books I wanted to read in 2021. Well, this time I’ve returned with some sci-fi serials that I’m aiming to get through before the year is out. Since I’m not reading any YA books this year, I figured this would be a great opportunity to get to the dusty owned adult books I have sitting on my shelves, especially the ones from my two favourite genres.

Book Recommendations: #OwnVoices Cosy Mysteries by Asian Authors

Today to celebrate the joy that cosy mysteries bring to my itty bitty little heart, I wanted to share some recommendations of serials from the genre that are authored by Asian writers! I only recently discovered (mid-2020) that diverse cosies were a thing and it completely changed my life. So, if you’re a fan of this genre and are looking to expand your repertoire of ‘em, then check out these own-voices Asian serials

Book Recommendations: 5 Reasons to Read A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton

Edited by Dhonielle Clayton, this diverse young adult science-fiction and fantasy anthology is one of the best narrative compilations that I have read all year long. Today, rather than give you a traditional book review, I thought it would be fun to highlight five awesome reasons why y’all should give this title a try, especially if you’re a fan of the sci-fi and fantasy genres.

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel – Book Review (Speculative Fiction)

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel is a speculative fiction novella that is a mindfuck of societal critiques wrapped into a neat and unsuspecting little package. It follows Idir, who is an Iranian, Muslim man who is taking the British citizenship test that consists of twenty-five simple questions. However, whilst taking the exam, something godawfully dangerous…

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James – Book Review

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James is a Canadian supernatural mystery crime fiction novel that I received as a part of my March Book of the Month bundle. It came to me right as I fell into a mystery/thriller reading crave. I was sceptical about its quality and whether it would turn out to…

Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga Review

Blade of the Immortal is a seinen, chanbara (media about/involving samurai), jidaigeki (period drama) manga series with supernatural elements. It’s a series that has been credited with redefining the jidaigeki genre with its near-flawless execution. Dark Horse Manga picked up the series and has been releasing them in breathtaking (yet very heavy) omnibus editions where…