May Up Sum

Welcome to my May 2018 wrap up post.  On the whole May was a pretty good reading month, I read some excellent books but I also picked up a few crappy books as well.  I completely finished 11 books this month so I’m well on target to hit my Goodreads target of 100 books so yay for me.


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Review: Sins of Empire and Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan

Sins of Empire
Wrath of Empire

Author: Brian McClellan

Series: Gods of Blood and Powder

Rating: 5 out of 5


The Powder Mage Trilogy was one of the best series I read last year.  It was one of those series where I didn’t want to finish the last book because then it would be over.  I absolutely loved it.  The sequel trilogy, Gods of Blood and Powder, carries on in the same vein of being just as awesome.  Since I have just finished Wrath of empire and since I never got around to writing a review of Sins of Empire, I have decided to review both at the same time; therefore I cannot promise no spoilers but I will try to mention as few as possible.

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Five Favourite (completed) Trilogies

Five Favourite Trilogies

Ah, the trilogy.  The book staple.  So many trilogies out there, so little time to read them.  Since I started reading a fuck load of fantasy novels I’ve managed to read a few so here are five of my favourite trilogies.  The only criteria is that the trilogy has to be complete and I have had to have read all of them.  I’ve also got a list of my favourite series with more than three books but that’s a post for another day.  These aren’t in order of favourites, I can’t decide, so they’re in order in which I read them.


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Review: Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

2 out of 5


Captive Prince tells the story of Damen, a prince who is betrayed and turned into a sex slave and sent to the prince of a rival country.  I first heard of this book because it turns out it is very polarising.  It is either considered a ridiculously romantic slow burn M/M romance or it is considered a triggering tale of justifying abuse.

I’m not one to usually read a book simply because it has been largely hyped by the internet but I can’t help myself when I read about a little bit of controversy so I decided to have a look for myself.

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Review: Godblind by Anna Stephens


Anna Stephens


4 out of 5

Godblind is the debut novel of Anna Stephens, published in 2017 (so of course I read it in 2018 because I’m continually behind everyone else and always playing catch up with fantasy) and I have to say that this was a very impressive debut novel.  It has everything a good fantasy novel should have: it has a solid and well-executed plot, it is action packed, it is dark and violent and it has very interesting characters.

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The Free Books on iBooks: Famished by Meghan O’Flynn

Famished by Meghan O’Flynn

1 out of 5


Good day, how are you enjoying the bank holiday weekend (well in England anyway)?  Today I bring you another instalment of the free books on iBooks, the series where I attempt to find a decent free book out there on the internet.  After a couple of months of reading mediocre fantasy romance books, I decided to try a crime novel for a bit of variety.  Enter Famished.

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Review: Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

4 out of 5


Children of Earth and Sky is very much a book that I have looked at many times but took me a while to actually get around to buy it.  I’ve never read any Guy Gavriel Kay before but my friend recommended him so I decided to give it a go.  Thankfully, my friend has excellent taste in books so listening to him is a very good idea and Children of Earth and Sky is well worth a read, in my opinion.

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