Mini Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

"In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood, like a hundred golden urns pouring out the sun."

7 Favourite Sci Fi & Fantasy Titles

Last week was Sci Fi & Fantasy week at Goodreads. As a lifelong SFF fan, I was inspired to celebrate some of the best Science Fiction and Fantasy books and series I've read over the years. Here are some all-time-favourites:

Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

The novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz follows the adolescence of Aristotle Mendoza and Dante Quintana, who meet as 15-year-olds in El Paso, Texas and become practically inseparable. When faced with puberty, family troubles, danger, and grief, can their peculiar friendship endure?

ARC Review: All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

Beth was a young woman fresh out of the foster system and determined to start a new life for herself. She had a new job, a new best friend, a new lover, and happily but unexpectedly, a new child. But that was all before the Bad Thing. The thing that landed her in prison and convinced her she's a '100% bad person'. The thing she keeps trying to run from.

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part play currently running in London's West End. Though I have not (yet) had the pleasure of seeing the show, I recently read the script written by Jack Thorne based on a story he created with J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany.

Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Though I might have liked 'Red Rising' more if I thought it made less use of genre clichés or owed less to other fiction that came before it, I still believe that Brown wove those elements together into one hell of a book.