REVIEW: Sarong Party Girls – Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Author: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Allen & Unwin Genre: Humour, contemporary fiction Just before her twenty-seventh birthday, Jazzy hatches a plan. Before the year is out, she and her best girlfriends will all have spectacular weddings to rich ang moh - Western expat - husbands, with Chanel babies to follow. As Jazzy - razor-sharp … Continue reading REVIEW: Sarong Party Girls – Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

REVIEW: The Dragon Republic (Poppy War #2) – R.F. Kuang

Author: R.F. Kuang (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Fantasy, historical fiction (ish) See Also: The Poppy War Rin is on the run… Haunted by the atrocity she committed to save her people, addicted to opium, and driven by the murderous commands of Phoenix, the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power. … Continue reading REVIEW: The Dragon Republic (Poppy War #2) – R.F. Kuang

REVIEW: Shadows of the Short Days – Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson

Author: Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Fantasy, urban fantasy Sæmundur the Mad, addict and sorcerer, has been expelled from the magical university, Svartiskóli, and can no longer study galdur, an esoteric source of magic. Obsessed with proving his peers wrong, he will stop at nothing to gain absolute power and knowledge, especially of … Continue reading REVIEW: Shadows of the Short Days – Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson

REVIEW: Giant Days, 1-2 – John Allison, Lissa Treiman

Author/Artist: John Allison (twitter / website) and Lissa Treiman (twitter) UK Publisher: Boom! Genre: Graphic novel, humour, contemporary fiction Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, personal … Continue reading REVIEW: Giant Days, 1-2 – John Allison, Lissa Treiman

REVIEW: Blackwing – Ed McDonald

Author: Ed McDonald (website  / twitter) UK Publisher: Gollancz Genre: Fantasy, dark fantasy The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow's Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long dead sorcerer's legacy. But there is a conspiracy within the … Continue reading REVIEW: Blackwing – Ed McDonald

REVIEW: Sofia Khan is Not Obliged – Ayisha Malik

Author: Ayisha Malik (twitter / website) UK Publisher: Twenty7 Genre: Romantic comedy, contemporary fiction Sofia Khan is single once more, after her sort-of-boyfriend proves just a little too close to his parents. And she'd be happy that way too, if her boss hadn't asked her to write a book about the weird and wonderful world of Muslim dating. … Continue reading REVIEW: Sofia Khan is Not Obliged – Ayisha Malik