Two magical series feature in this month’s review catch-up: The Chase Tinker series and the Time Quintet. Actually, I’m not sure I should speak of magic in relation to the Time Quintet, but fabulous beasts are involved, so I will.
Folly is the prompt for today’s #writephoto prompt from KL Caley at New2Writing.com. I saw pretty much straight away that this was the view from the other side of the Arch we had as the prompt a few weeks ago.
Arch is the prompt for #writephoto this week. It’s a lovely photo by KL Caley, and gave me several ideas, but only one that persisted. I’m having trouble fitting everything in at present. Editing Zanzibar’s Rings is competing now with
The Kingdoms has a blurb which drew me in, even if some of the reviews might have thrown me out again. Thank you publishers and Netgalley for the chance of an ARC for this book. Although the formatting of the
Time and Tinplate is the third of my 2021 Flash Fiction Collections. It’s coming out in June –the 10th to be precise– and features the stories in which time or time travel are of the essence. And it’s my T
Thief of Time is no 26 in the Discworld series, and last of five in a subset called Death. Cheerful! Unlike most of my friends (and probably most Discworld readers), I have a random approach to the order I read
Jaydium makes it two scifi books in a row, at least as far as reviews goes. This was a Storybundle offering from last summer. I don’t think I’ve had a dud one yet from Story bundle, although of course, some
SpaceTime Sign-up time! Searching for a Science Fiction Reading Challenge? I had been for years. I found some with lists of classic or ‘new classic’ books to read, but I’ve either done those or rejected them for good reasons! Last
The Unwinding: Gin’s Story came as a Net-galley suggestion. Juliana Rew is the editor of the Third Flatiron Anthologies, so I was keen to see what sort of book she wrote herself. I am now totally insecure as a writer.
SpaceTime Launch! Searching for a Science Fiction Reading Challenge? I have been for years. I find some with lists of classic or ‘new classic’ books to read, but I’ve either done those or rejected them for good reasons! The answer?
The Jewel of Peru is book one of an intended MG series by Sharon Skretting, entitled The Ultimate Treasure Chest. I’ve taken the liberty of detaching it from its series name to fit in my Alphabet Soup reading challenge for
Shadows from the Past is an MG historical time travel mystery suspense adventure series by Wendy Leighton-Porter. Wendy has won several awards in the last year. These are thoroughly deserved, as it’s an excellent series, which gives you a real
How to Stop Time was an advance review copy I got from the publisher via Net-galley. It launches this week. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig Published by Canongate books on 6th July 304 pages – paperback ISBN 9781782118626; ebook
The Time Travellers Resort and Museum was an early reviewers book that I got via Library Thing, and as such I believe it to be a published version, not an ARC. If I’m wrong, I apologise to the author and the
It was the launch of Pair Alleles, book 4 in this Derivatives of Displacement series by Jennifer Ellis, on 19 September, that prompted me to catch up with book 3. You can read my reviews of A Pair of Docks and A
These were Great Middle Grade Reads books of the month for June, and July/August. The first was nominated as a potential ‘future classic’, and which it may be, but I’m not sure, and the second was nominated as a series read… and
I received this book from Net-Galley and the publishers on 28th July, just before its publication on August 6th, so I’ve rushed to get this into a timely review for you by bumping another review to September! Carter and the
Thirteen stories containing time travel that are all so different from one another and yet not a dud among them. Even the one that slid towards horror gripped me with its mystery. Some travel to the past deliberately, some to
My world-building A to Z brings me to E for Earth, and also to my #IWSG post for April. Earth is just there, isn’t it? Surely it doesn’t belong in a world-building theme. Well, even contemporary writers have to build
Cheryl is starting a blog tour for Tutankhamen Speaks, and my spot is officially Monday, when I have an interview with her. Today though, I review what you might call a companion volume to Tut Speaks – Sons of the
The second in Jennifer Ellis’s mind-boggling Derivatives of Displacement series is a worthy successor to the first. Having discovered that the strange stones take them to the future… and that multiple futures exist, Abbey, her twin Caleb, older brother Simon
Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the middle grade time-travel thriller “Through the Shimmer of Time” by Jennifer Jensen (November 2 to 4, 2015). Grab an e-copy from Amazon for only 99 cents,
Escape From the Past: The Duke’s Wrath (YA Historical) When fifteen-year-old nerd and gamer Max Anderson thinks he’s sneaking a preview of an unpublished video game, he doesn’t realise that 1) he’s been chosen as a beta, an experimental test
I’m delighted to be part of a blog tour organised by Kathy at I Am A Reader for this great book! Most of the books offered there are too romancy or too paranormal YA, or otherwise not my preference, but
P is for… pahoehoe and for pyroclastic flow Pahoehoe (pa- ho-ee ho-ee) is possibly my favourite Earth Sciences term – it is a type of lava that forms great masses that look like rope, so also dubbed ‘ropey lava’. I