Friday, 20 January 2017

Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton


Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Series: Rebel of the Sands #1
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy
Length: 358 pages
Published on 4th February 2016 by Faber & Faber
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Alwyn Hamilton: Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Goodreads
Received from Joel as part of the Travelling Books and Tea Project

Synopsis:
"Tell me that and we'll go. Right now. Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that's how you want your story to go and we'll write it straight across the sand."

Dustwalk is an unforgiving, dead-end town. It's not the place to be poor or orphaned or female. And yet Amani Al'Hiza must call it 'home'.

Amani wants to escape and see the world she's heard about in campfire stories.

Then a foreigner with no name turns up, and with him she has the chance to run.

But the desert plains are full of dangerous magic. The Sultan's army is on the rise and Amani is soon caught at the heart of a fearless rebellion...

An epic story of swirling desert sands, love, magic and revolution.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Video Game Review: Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior

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Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior by RuneStorm
Genre:
Simulation / Comedy

Release Date:
11th October 2013

Copy bought for myself via Steam with a discount voucher
 
Synopsis:
After the battle is over, someone has to cleanup the mess! Introducing Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior from RuneStorm, a unique crossover mini-game that combines the worlds of Viscera Cleanup Detail and Shadow Warrior.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Review: Low, Volume 1: The Delirium of Hope by Rick Remender


Low, Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope by Rick Remender
Series: Low #1
Genre: Graphic Novel | Science Fiction
Length: 144 pages
Published on 28th March 2015 by Image Comics
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Rick Remender: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Purchased myself a copy from Waterstones

Synopsis:
Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth's surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun's scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope. Dive into an aquatic fantasy like none you've ever seen before, as writer Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Uncanny Avengers) and artist Greg Tocchini (Last Days of American Crime) bring you a tale mankind's final hour in the cold, deathly dark of the sea.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016 Wrap Up


Yikes, this year has flown by. How am I already here writing up my wrap up post when I've not posted since October? Ooops. Life happens.

This year has been very busy for me. I've finished up studying Illustration at university, had a volunteer job in an Oxfam Book Shop which I left to work in a book store. I've also worked on a few commissions and continued growing my online book club.

I've also celebrated a year in a long distance relationship and we've had some fun trips out together which have been great (Chester Zoo and our first holiday together to Cornwall). And lastly, I've played some really cool video games - I've shared a few reviews of them here too.

If you want to know more about, and hopefully join, my book club its hosted on Discord and you can follow that link to read an older post explaining it.