Six Degrees of Separation: Murmur to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandbest. It’s inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation, a movie game where you attempt to connect actors in six movies or less. But we do it with books!

This month we’re starting with Murmur by Will Eaves.


I hadn’t heard of Murmur prior to this post, but Kate picked it because it won the Wellcome Book Prize. The Wellcome Prize is awarded each year to books with central themes of health, medicine, or illness. Another book from the Wellcome shortlist from 2019 is…

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The Dreamy Covers Book Tag

I saw this post on Darque Dreamer Reads MONTHS ago. I don’t think she tagged me, but I liked it so much that I bookmarked it. There are so many PRETTY covers out there, and I just want to share them with you all! Then I can go awkwardly hug all my books… Because that’s not weird…

Rules

  1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love!
  2. Mention Tiana @ The Book Raven as the awesome) creator of this book tag!
  3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, Feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)
  4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag. Even if your like me sometimes and feel a bit lazy 😉
  5. List the rules

“No Ideas But in Things”

A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it

the seven husbands of evelyn hugo

The cover designer completely nailed this one. I love the color, I love this pose from Evelyn. This cover caught my eye and then the writing caught my heart. Continue reading “The Dreamy Covers Book Tag”

Review: Ninefox Gambit

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

26118426Series: The Machineries of Empire
Genre: Science Fiction
Maturity Level: 5
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Rating: ⋆⋆


Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.


Reading Ninefox Gambit was like watching a bunch of people I don’t know play a strategy board game I’m unfamiliar with in a language I don’t speak. Continue reading “Review: Ninefox Gambit”