Koko Takes a Holiday by Kieran Shea: A Darkly Entertaining & Action-Packed Dalliance with Death & Destruction – Book Review

Koko Takes a Holiday by Kieran Shea is a cyberpunk action novel about a young lady criminal named Koko Martstellar who retires on an island that basically offers a theme park experience for shady ass people. She owns a business and has essentially retired from her blood-soaking shenanigans. But when an old acquaintance sends a team of assassins after Miss Martstellar, her retirement hopes and dreams get blown to bits just like her brothel. On the run and spectacularly ticked off about this latest event, she decides to take out the acquaintance before her ass can get further fried.

Thieves of Blood by Tim Waggoner: An Excellent work of Sword-and-Sorcery Frolicsomeness Perfect for Fantasy Newbies – Book Review

Thieves of Blood was the very first book that introduced me to the Eberron universe. In 2006, I was only familiar with fantasy novels via the Legend of Drizzt series, and hadn’t read much sword-and-sorcery beyond that. However, with Diran and Ghaji, not only did my love for the genre explode into a passionate love affair that shall last until my dying days, but it also showed me a dark setting with creatively fascinating lore, history, politics and more.

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly: An Enchanting Cosy Mystery with Mischievously Magical Kitties

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly is the first novel in a cosy mystery series called, The Magical Cats Mysteries. It is about a librarian named Kathleen Paulson after she moves to Maryville Heights, Minnesota where she gets adopted by two stray kitties. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a tuxedo babe that shares Kathleen’s love of Barry Manilow. When a murder interrupts the local town’s music festival, Kathleen is labelled the prime suspect.

12 Amazing Anime Serials & Films that Originated from Japanese Novels!

I gathered a list of twelve anime that I have discovered many people don’t realise came from books. My information is based on the many conversations I have had with fellow otaku both online and in-real-life, both friends and (mostly) strangers alike. Chock this up as a post inspired by a lengthy observation of the community. For these titles, I’m proud to say that I have actually read almost all of the novels from the list and seen almost as many of the adaptations.

16 Best Books of May & June

May and June were relatively average reading months for me. I read approximately 26 to 27 books between the two months and most of them were two to three star reads for the most part. The best enjoyable bookish shenanigans took place between the pages of manga, which I’m super thankful for because it has…

The Best Books of January & February (Wrap-Up)

Yo, book dragons. Welcome back to my blog. I know that it’s been a several months since I’ve shared content on this space. The truth is that within the last five months my health took a massive turn for the worse and I died. Twice. As you can imagine, the stress and the recovery for…

My 20 Best Books of 2018!

Good morning, friends! Since I shall be spending my New Year’s Eve on bedrest, with a nearly bottomless cup of hot chocolate and biscuits, I thought it would be nice to share with you my favourite books from 2018! While I didn’t read nearly as many 5-star titles as I had initially desired, I’m still…

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – Book Review (2018)

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a book that I read and reviewed last year. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) for it and remember blowing through the novel within a few days. Unfortunately, I had plenty of other ARCs to read and review, and as such I never gave…