Sheets is a really beautiful graphic novel by Brenna Thummler that is seemingly simple, yet quite complex once you get in to it. It’s about two main characters; Marjorie, a living mid-teenage girl, and Wendell, a ghost boy of about 9 to 11 years old.
Marjorie is a teenage girl who has practically stepped into her mother’s life after the tragic death of her mother. Marjorie runs the family laundromat, and looks after her younger brother and her father as her father is clearly suffering from depression after his wife’s death and goes to school.
Wendell is a young ghost boy who is going about his life as a ghost, trying to navigate how his new world works and how he fits in. Continue Reading“I ain’t afraid of no ghosts – Sheets Review”
If you asked me what my go-to genre is, ‘space fantasy’ would not be my answer. In fact, it wouldn’t even graze the top 10, but Will Save The Galaxy For Food is a lot of fun and a great space fantasy and satire at the same time.
I ‘read’ this book via audio book format via Audible (get your free trial here!) and, as with Mogworld, Will Save The Galaxy For Food is narrated by Yahtzee Croshaw – the author.
As I’ve said – space fantasy isn’t usually my cup of tea, but Will Save The Galaxy For Food is easily approachable and yet is still super nerdy! Continue Reading“Set a course, for satire! – Will Save The Galaxy For Food Review”
If you take a stroll through my Instagram page, you’ll notice that a lot of my photos feature book sleeves, particularly book sleeves from the often imitated, but never bettered, BookBestiesUK. There’s a very good reason for this: I’m not a rep, I’m not being sponsored – the simple truth of the matter is that I absolutely love the product.
As I’ve said before in an interview I did with BookBestiesUK – protective book sleeves are a product I never knew I needed until I got one, and now the idea of putting a book unprotected into my bag/suitcase/whatever is unthinkable!
I personally have 23 BookBesties (correct at the time of writing!), and that number doesn’t include all the ones I’ve bought for gifts for others! So let me tell you all of the reasons why I keep buying from BookBestiesUK! Continue Reading“Always use protection! – BookBestiesUK Product Review”
I know Yahtzee Croshaw from his web series ‘Zero Punctuation’, where he is an incredibly satirical video gamer critic, so when I found out he had written books (starting with Mogworld) I knew I had to get hold of them! As it turns out, I found out that Croshaw narrates his own audio books – so naturally I decided to try out a free trial of Audible and gave audio books a go for the first time – how could I not?!
As it turns out, Mogworld makes for a really easy ‘read’ – yes, I know I was technically listening – but I think it’s transferable in this case! The general story revolves around Jim. Jim is dead, but 60 years after his death he is resurrected by a newbie necromancer. Now Jim just wants to die again…permanently. But things, as in life, just aren’t that simple, thus hilarity ensues on Jim’s quest for his own demise. Continue Reading“Sarcasm, cynicism and a God Complex – Mogworld Review”
Tom Taylor is back for Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three and has knocked it out of the park again – well, at least for the first two thirds of the story, as a different writer takes over for the final third.
So, picking up from where Year Two left off, the war with the Green Lantern Corps is over, but a casualty of that war just happens to have taken the life of someone very dear to John Constantine (yes that’s right boys and girls, Constantine is a DC creation!) and all kinds of magical hell breaks loose. Continue Reading“Avada Kedavra! Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three review”
Some people have incredible works of fiction on their ‘most anticipated’ lists. Not me, I had a FNAF (Five Nights at Freddy’s) book! I’d been waiting to get my hands on The Fourth Closet for ages! For those who don’t know, the FNAF books are pretty crap. But to me, they are gold. I know they’re crap, but damn it I really enjoy them!
They fall into the so-bad-they’re-good category and I couldn’t wait to rip through this book because I was dying to know the answer to the one question everyone who has read the books had: What happened to Charlie? Continue Reading“I Will Put You Back Together – The Fourth Closet Review”
I bought Renegades with no idea what it was about – but Marissa Meyer wrote it and that was enough for me to ‘add to cart’. Now obviously I knew it was about superheroes, but it turns out it’s a kind of “what if the X-Men became the government” kind of story – which is pretty cool, if not completely original.
The beginning of the book sets you up for an older–teen read and I was all about that – I love me a dark superhero story! – but except for the beginning introductory chapter, the rest of the story is really, really soft. But never mind, I’ll settle for PG-13 if I can’t have R Rated. Continue Reading“Superhero tropes, ASSEMBLE! – Renegades Review”
You know, for a book with They Both Die at the End as its title, you’d think that I’d be better prepared for the ending, but NO. Nothing can prepare you for this book. Nothing.
This book absolutely devastated me. Now, for those of you who are familiar with Adam Silvera’s work you might be thinking, “well, DUH! What did you think was going to happen? It’s an Adam Silvera book!” but this was my first experience with the author and as much as this book hurt, I’ll absolutely be continuing on to read his other works! Continue Reading“I’m not crying, I just have something in my eye! – They Both Die at the End Review”
My Etsy Store (ANovelLoveGifts) has been restocked!
I have been working really hard and have finally re-stocked my Etsy store (ANovelLoveGifts) with a whole bunch of new magnetic bookmark designs!
I’m really proud of these and I’d love it if you could check them out! There’s something for everyone: food, dogs, avocados, animals, coffee – you name it!
I make and sell my magnetic bookmarks to help keep my website up and running, so if you’d like to support me and my website, head to my Etsy store as I ship worldwide! Continue Reading“I Have Restocked My Etsy with New Designs! | ANovelLoveGifts”