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The Book in Hand is a SFF Book Review Blog but also you can find Book Recaps, TBR related posts and other feature posts like Sundays Seven!

  • Silicon Override: An Edpool Review
    This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. My latest read was Silicon Override, by Shawn Ketcherside. Let’s take a look, shall we? This action-packed techno thriller started in a fairly muted way, … Read More
  • The Awakening: An Edpool Review
    This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. My latest #SPSFC book was The Awakening, by Adair Hart. Book 1 of the Evaran Chronicles. Man, where to start? At the beginning, I guess. … Read More
  • Eos: An Edpool Review
    This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Oh hi there. Today I’ve mostly been reading Eos, by Jen Guberman. I’m torn when it comes to characterising this book as a young adult … Read More
  • “By the maiden, Mother and Hag!” A review of the Bone Ships by R J Barker
    Welcome to my first review here at The Book in Hand!  Westu hal, I am delighted to be here contributing reviews to this amazing blog, it’s an honour to be here helping this blog grow.  I do hope that you are staying safe and well and reading something awesome as well. I am bringing a … Read More
  • Book Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
    Welcome to my first review here. For this momentous occasion I bring you Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. This is book one of Muir’s Locked Tomb series. I have to say, I’m impressed.
  • BOOK REVIEW | DUNE BY FRANK HERBERT
    Hi everyone! I am Arthur, also known as nocrackedspines on instragam! I’m really excited to be working with Sam and her team over here at The Book in Hand blog! I will be reviewing Dune by Frank Herbert! Years ago one of my closest friends recommended Dune because I like Sci-Fi but I never really … Read More
  • Ache: An Edpool Review
    This review is part of my judging effort for the SPSFC. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Hey there. I’m here to talk to you today about Ache, by Kelvin Myers, aka. Levi Jacobs (I like him already, he has at least … Read More
  • BLOG UPDATE | MEET THE ADDITIONS…
    Hello Bookish folks.. When it comes to finding new contributors to ones blog, the search is one of great importance. Without incredibly talented contributors what would we all spend our down time reading when we don’t have our heads in a book? How would we continually increase our TBR’s without gushing reviews from the awesome … Read More
  • BOOK REVIEW | THE BLACK COAST BY MIKE BROOKS
    Good Afternoon Bookish Folk! Today I will be posting my review of, as the title of this post suggests, Mike Brooks’ book ‘The Black Coast’. I would like to thank Orbit for providing me with a copy of this book this book in exchange for an honest review. I also bought this as an audiobook … Read More
  • BOOK REVIEW | THE KINGDOM OF LIARS BY NICK MARTELL
    Hello! I actually started writing my review to book two of this series and the when I tried to link the review to this I realised I hadn’t even written it yet! So, here it is now… A few facts about this book: Title: The Kingdom of Liars Author: Nick Martell Series: The Legacy of the … Read More

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live..”

Annie Dillard

ALL THE BOOKS I HAVE BEEN MEANING TO READ…

Ahhh the TBR, a hopeful list that begins off small, but as the years fly by that once small list grows and grows and grows. Until one day it is no longer a little hopeful list but an unruly beast flooded with all the glories of the book world…

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

C.S. Lewis