Cover Reveal: Titan Hoppers (Titan Hoppers, #1) by Rob J. Hayes

Cover Reveal: Titan Hoppers (Titan Hoppers, #1) by Rob J. Hayes

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.

We have an exciting post today. Novel Notions will be hosting the REAL cover reveal to The Titan Hoppers by Rob J. Hayes. This isn’t the first time I post a cover reveal to Hayes’s books. I am a fan of his Mortal Techniques series, and for today’s cover reveal, it will be for his newest book: The Titan Hoppers. Now, the interesting thing about it… this book has been gaining plenty of great reviews and sales even though the cover art used for more than three months was a mock-up cover art. Well, today, the number of sales will increase further because the new cover art is stunning! It is an honor for me and Novel Notions to post the final cover art to The Titan Hoppers. Without further ado, here’s the GORGEOUS cover reveal to The Titan Hoppers by Rob J. Hayes!

Cover art illustrated by Mansik Yang

Cover designed by STK. Kreations

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Book Review: Swan Song by Robert McCammon

Book Review: Swan Song by Robert McCammon

Swan Song by Robert McCammon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: Standalone

Genre: Post-apocalyptic, Horror, Dark Fantasy

Pages: 929 pages (Kindle edition)

Published: 1st June 1987


Once upon a time, a man decided to read Robert McCammon’s book. It became one of the best decisions he has ever made.

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Book Review: Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Book Review: Fairy Tale by Stephen King


Fairy Tale by Stephen King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“That much is true about songs (and many stories) even in my own world. They speak mind to mind, but only if you listen.”

Fairy Tale has been one of my most anticipated reads of the 2022 since it was announced. I preordered it in February, the day it first became available. So to say my expectations were sky-high would be an understatement. Reading anything you’ve been looking forward to for that long with your hopes for it residing somewhere in the clouds is always a tenuous undertaking. While Fairy Tale didn’t disappoint, it couldn’t quite live up to the hype in my head.

“it’s the stories of our childhood that make the deepest impressions and last the longest.”

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TS’s Monthly Wrap-Up : Sept 2022

TS’s Monthly Wrap-Up : Sept 2022

Hello all, and welcome back to my monthly wrap-up.  As real-life work pressures crank up for the final quarter of year, I found myself reading a bit slower for the month of September.   It’s also getting harder and harder for me to even come up with short reviews.  Thankfully, I was still able to write a bit more for the Book of the Months, as it felt right to do so.  And yes, it’s Books of the Month as there were two which both scored 5-stars and earned a spot amongst my favourite books.

NB. Books are rated within its genre.  For avoidance of doubt, rereads are not considered for Book of the Month.

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Cover Reveal: The Severing Son (The Sundered Nation, #1) by Vaughn Roycroft

Cover Reveal: The Severing Son (The Sundered Nation, #1) by Vaughn Roycroft

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.

We have an exciting post today. Novel Notions will be hosting the cover reveal to The Severing Son by Vaughn Roycroft. This is the author’s debut, and it is the first book in The Sundered Nation trilogy. For those of you who missed this cover reveal yesterday, my friend Philip Chase has done a great spoiler-free review and cover reveal on it on his YouTube channel. Other than that, I will mention that Vaughn has been very supportive of my YouTube channel as well. It’s honestly really cool to see his debut being published soon ever since he mentioned it to me for the first time. I haven’t got the chance to read this book yet, but I certainly will do it ASAP. Without further ado, here’s the GORGEOUS cover reveal to The Severing Son by Vaughn Roycroft!

Cover art illustrated by John Anthony di Giovanni

Cover designed by Three Star Smoked Fish Co

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Book Review: Priest of Crowns (War for the Rose Throne, #4) by Peter McLean

Book Review: Priest of Crowns (War for the Rose Throne, #4) by Peter McLean

Priest of Crowns by Peter McLean

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: War for the Rose Throne (Book #4 of 4)

Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark Fantasy

Pages: 481 pages (Kindle edition)

Published: 4th August 2022 by Jo Fletcher


Priest of Crowns is a heartbreaking, ferociously blood-soaked, and unforgettable ending to the War for the Rose Throne.

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”

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Book Review: Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive, #3.5) by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive, #3.5) by Brandon Sanderson

Dawnshard by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: The Stormlight Archive (Book 3.5 of 10)

Genre: Epic fantasy, high fantasy

Published: 5 November 2020 by Dragonsteel Entertainment


Dawnshard is another illuminating and beautifully crafted piece in the Cosmere puzzle.

Every time a new Stormlight Archive story gets released my excitement goes through the roof. There is no reading I enjoy more, and I am so thankful that I am lucky enough to be able to regularly read new Cosmere stories. You keep them coming please, Brandon, and we will keep on reading them.

Dawnshard is a novella, and as such shorter than your average SA book, but it’s still longer than Brandon planned and comes in at about 200 pages. Let me tell you though, I read this in the blink of an eye. All my favourite authors have that talent to make time disappear, but none more so than Brandon Sanderson and it’s almost sad (not really), because while Brandon continuously over delivers, I can never seem to get enough. Dawnshard is no different. Slotting into the spot between Oathbringer and Rhythm of War, it bridges the gap between those two books with a story that focuses on an expedition to the mythical island of Akinah (Many fans will know that this mysterious place is exciting for a bunch of reasons).

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Book Review: Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1) by Octavia Butler

Book Review: Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1) by Octavia Butler

Cover art illustrated by Paul Lewin

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: Earthseed Duology (Book #1 of 2)

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Post-Apocalyptic

Pages: 356 pages (Kindle Edition)

Published: October 1993 by Del Rey


Parable of the Sower is hard to put down, harrowing, and much darker than I expected.

“There is no end
To what a living world
Will demand of you.”

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Book Review: Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution, by R.F. Kuang

Book Review: Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution, by R.F. Kuang


Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F. Kuang
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.”

Every once in a while, you read a book that you can tell is something special. Not just because the story or characters are exceptional. Not just because the pacing is perfect and the prose is exquisite. Not just because it covers important topics in new ways. No, sometimes the book you’re reading is special because you know that it will go beyond standing the test of time; it’s destined to become a classic. You can see this book not only still being read a century from now, but being discussed in a classroom setting. Babel, or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translator’s Revolution is such a book. It tackles some truly weighty material, specifically colonialism and racism, in profoundly eye-opening ways. It houses a discourse on etymology and translation that is absolutely fascinating. And even while balancing all of these dense topics, Kuang still manages to create an incredible cast of characters that experience a phenomenal among of growth, as well as a perfectly paced, page-turning plot where the stakes are high and the emotions wrought in the reader are even higher. I can’t think of a superlative strong enough to adequately convey how powerful and nigh-on perfect Babel is as a piece of art.

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Boxset Reveal: The Wizard King Trilogy by Chad Corrie

Boxset Reveal: The Wizard King Trilogy by Chad Corrie

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.

We have an exciting post today. Novel Notions will be hosting the boxset reveal of the upcoming The Wizard King Trilogy by Chad Corrie. I haven’t read the series yet, but I think the cover art looks absolutely amazing. Without further ado, here’s the boxset reveal!

Cover art: Micah Epstein 

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