Some Recent DNFs

Some Recent DNFs

Posted 8th February 2020 by Siavahda in Fantasy Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

I’m a fast reader, but between working full-time and writing my own stories, I have very strict rules about wasting time on books I’m not enjoying. If I don’t care how the book ends by the time I hit the 20% mark on my Kindle, that book is getting DNF-ed. Some of the recent additions […]

(Some Of) My Most Anticipated Reads of 2020!

(Some Of) My Most Anticipated Reads of 2020!

Posted 2nd January 2020 by Siavahda in Lists / 3 Comments

SO MANY INCREDIBLE BOOKS COMING OUT THIS YEAR! This isn’t even half the ones I know about, and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of incredible reads I haven’t seen coming yet. So this list doesn’t get completely out of control, I’ve restricted myself to books that have been given covers and release dates. January 14th […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 5: Final Chapters & Epilogue

#LastSunReadalong Week 5: Final Chapters & Epilogue

This post was late because I moved house on Friday, and also, it seemed very appropriate to let this go up on the last day before Hanged Man‘s release! It’s out TOMORROW, people! TOMORROW! I can’t wait for the reactions of all the cool people I’ve met through this promo. I’m so excited!!! My livetweeting […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 4: Chapters 13-16

#LastSunReadalong Week 4: Chapters 13-16

Posted 9th December 2019 by Siavahda in Promos, Queer Lit / 0 Comments

This post is late, because it was hard to write. Anybody reading along with me knows the last few chapters were rough (even if they had a ton of wonderful things in them as well) and analysing some of this stuff wasn’t super fun. But! We’re approaching the endgame now, folx. And as usual, feel […]

You’ve never seen fantasy like this before: The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews

You’ve never seen fantasy like this before: The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews

Sometimes when you’re dealing with monsters, what you need isn’t a hero. It’s a bigger monster. American soldiers rescue a teenage girl from torture, and bring her back with them to the United States. The problem? She’s not a teenage girl at all, and the rules that keep humans safe from her are null and […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 3: Chapters 9-12

#LastSunReadalong Week 3: Chapters 9-12

Posted 1st December 2019 by Siavahda in Promos / 0 Comments

This week’s chapters were INTENSE! For gifs, caps-lock, and Monty Python references, you can see my twitter thread for this week’s readalong; for a more thoughtful recap, read on. * Chapter 9, Farstryke Castle, is, predictably enough, set inside Farstryke Castle. And it’s immediately interesting because Farstryke seems to be a kind of Atlantean cultural […]

Sigil Me This: Why Rune’s Cameo Necklace Might Be Important to the Worldbuilding of the Tarot Sequence

Sigil Me This: Why Rune’s Cameo Necklace Might Be Important to the Worldbuilding of the Tarot ..

Ostensibly as part of the Hanged Man Promo, but really because I might have a slightly obsessive personality type, here is my mini-thesis on Rune’s cameo necklace in The Last Sun, and why I think it’s a major clue to one of the mysteries of KD Edwards’ worldbuilding. Enjoy. * In the world of New […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 2: Chapters 5-8

#LastSunReadalong Week 2: Chapters 5-8

Posted 23rd November 2019 by Siavahda in Promos, Queer Lit / 0 Comments

I had a lot of fun livetweeting this section, and you can find the thread here, but now it’s time for the weekly recap! Chapter 5 opens with us getting a little more of a glimpse of how Rune and Brand’s normal, day-to-day life goes; Rune likes to sleep in, and Brand is apparently the […]

Tarot Sequence Book Tag!

Tarot Sequence Book Tag!

Posted 18th November 2019 by Siavahda in Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

Lisa over at Way Too Fantasy has created a Tarot Sequence-inspired book tag with the help of her #ScionsOfAtlantis Court – Team Death! And since she left it open for people to tag themselves, OF COURSE I’m claiming tag and jumping in! Now, let’s begin! Rune Saint John, Lord Sun “Walk down the wrong street […]