Friday, 27 January 2017

2017 Goals

My plan was always to post this at the end of January to give me a month to settle into one of my goals and think how else I want this year to go. It took me way longer than it should've to write this because I had idea for what I wanted to include but the moment I came to typing my mind went blank.

Brilliant.

But I have succeeded and made a post, so keep reading to see my goals for this year. 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Rewiew: Burned & Broken by Mark Hardie


Burned & Broken by Mark Hardie
Series: Standalone
Genre: Mystery | Crime
Length: 368 pages
Published on 26th January 2017 by Sphere
Purchase: Amazon | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Mark Hardie: Twitter | Goodreads
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis:
An enigmatic policeman - currently the subject of an internal investigation - is found burned to death in his car on the Southend sea front.

A vulnerable young woman, fresh out of the care system, is trying to discover the truth behind the sudden death of her best friend.

As DS Frank Pearson and DC Catherine Russell from the Essex Police Major Investigation Team are brought in to solve the mystery that surrounds their colleague's death, they're under intense pressure to crack the case without damaging the force's reputation.

When a dramatic turn of events casts a whole new light on both cases, the way forward is far from clear. Were the victims connected in some way? And just how much should Pearson and Russell reveal to their bosses as they begin to unearth some dark secrets that the force would rather keep buried?

Mark Hardie's stylish and gripping debut introduces a brilliant new detective duo to the world of crime fiction, weaving together two suspenseful stories that end in a breath-taking finale.

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.