Revenge Comes Calling – Book Review

“You’ve given us all a bad name, boyo. Your jail cell is a good place for you.” The Books Of All Shades team are busy working through that long submission list and coming up with some awesome new ideas for the club behind the scenes. (Stay tuned!) However, the next book under the spotlight from…

The Stars Within Us – Book Review

“People who put on a big act usually aren’t as big as they want you to believe. Look out for the little people, Andi. They tend to make the biggest difference.” I’ve not read any ARCs before in my time as a book reviewer, so it goes without saying that this one was a great…

Why PC Gaming Is Better Than Games Consoles

Aah, the age old debate. Is PC gaming the way forward, or will Xbox and PlayStation always hold the glory? Which one is really better? Whilst any gaming lover will testify to the fact that both of these platforms have their benefits, we’re here to set out the case for PC gaming, and the upper…

Books Of All Shades – Book Review Packages

The Books Of All Shades crew is in a state of shock. Why? Our book club has been an incredible success! I don’t just mean, “Oh, we’ve got a few submissions, that must mean we doing something right, at least.” In fact, we’ve actually done better than that. Much better. Right now, we have over…

Could This Finally Beat Out Fortnite At It’s Own Game?

In an incredible explosion, open world battle royale games have taken the industry by storm. Now everyone wants a piece and it’s all thanks to Fortnite. Fortnite takes on a complex approach to the battle royale genre. Yes, it’s one against all, but it involves building structures to navigate around the world and protect yourself…

Trash – Book Review

“His face is misshapen, beaten by bricks. One of his eyes is swollen and closed. He looks like…he looks like me.” I really couldn’t shut Maria up about this one. The amount of messages I received from her in pure excitement were too many to count! Well, I don’t blame her. A book about a…

Getting Back Into Your Writing After A Long Break

“Almost everything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes…even you.” Ahh, the thought of doing absolutely nothing. Bliss, right? Perhaps, like me, you spent months preparing for NaNoWriMo, then did NaNoWriMo, then decided you needed a month or two out. Probably both the best and worst thing you could possibly do as…

The Haunting Of Hattie Hastings – Book Review

“Life was so cruel, snatching away the innocents while the depraved and evil were left to roam the world.” If you’ve been keeping up with my posts over on Twitter and Instagram lately, you’ll have probably noticed that I’m a very big fan of this book. In fact, I’ve probably posted about this particular book more…

Owl Eyes: A Fairy Tale – Book Review

“The words tickled at the fringes of my memory, not quite making their way to my lips.” My first review of 2019 is here, hurrah! I’m kicking off the New Year with my second review for Books Of All Shades – a book that not only surprised me with its excellence, but one that I…

Writing and Beyond in 2019

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” How many times have you told yourself you’ll do something, only to find that when the time comes, it’s always a case of, “I can do that tomorrow” or “It…