Reviews of books in this format:

A Forest of Stars by

I really enjoyed the first novel in this series — Hidden Empire — so it made sense to pick up the next book. What a difference a book makes. Looking back at my notes on the first book, I think the structure of jumping between characters was the same, but in this one I found – Read the rest of this review

Humble Pi by

It took me a while to get through this, I just wasn’t in the mood at times and it wasn’t so good that I found myself drawn in. The book is also split into many small annecdotes rather than larger, more in-depth stories. It feels more like a series of newspaper columns that have been – Read the rest of this review

Lord of the Fire Lands by

I remember enjoying the The Gilded Chain by this author, and this has been sat on my TBR shelf for a while since. Although it takes place in the same universe, I don’t think there’s any overlap (aside from the odd character mention) and this can be read entirely independently. This follows a story between – Read the rest of this review

Black Ops by

I think my dad gave me this one after having read it — it’s the sort of thing he tends to read. It was the sort of book I used to read, having churned my way through plenty of Clancy and the like in days past. This one doesn’t feature a plot that threatens the – Read the rest of this review

Keeping It Real by

I picked this up many years ago at a Waterstones when someone had gifted my some vouchers. It never quite convinced me whenever I looked at my TBR shelf. Now I know why. Once I start a book I rarely abandon it — this one came very close to being binned on several occasions. I – Read the rest of this review