2016 NetGalley ChallengeProfessional ReaderAll book reviews by @imyril.

A guide to how I rate reviews can be found here.

I’m a bit intimidated by the number of books on my shelves demanding my attention, but not sufficiently intimidated to stop me acquiring more. As such, I am open to requests for review from authors and/or publishers, although I can’t currently offer a quick turnaround. All reviews published are my honest opinion. Books received in exchange for a review will always be clearly flagged as such.

Am I right for your book?

I primarily accept speculative fiction, scifi and fantasy for review (yes, I read more broadly than this, but very selectively, so I am less likely to accept review copies outside these genres).

I particularly enjoy narratives that show a range of genders, ethnicities, sexualities, dis/abilities and indeed races (non-humans, hurray!) in a positive light. I am not a fan of YA, comic SFF, or romance-driven narratives and I’m wary of books dominated by male characters, although I do make exceptions for fabulous ideas.

Please contact me at imyril at onemore dot org if you would like me to review your work, providing a synopsis or link to more information. Please be specific if you require a review within a certain period or on/near a particular date. I will always get back to you to confirm my interest and broadly what timescale to expect a review in.

I reserve the right to decline review copies that do not appeal to me. I accept MOBI or physical books only; I do not read graphic novels or audiobooks. I will not currently accept self-published works.

Up next

  • Under the Pendulum Sun – Jeanette Ng
  • Gnomon – Nick Harkaway

Awaiting review (in no particular order)

  • Too Like the Lightning – Ada Palmer
  • The Beautiful Ones – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Artemis – Andy Weir
  • Rosewater – Tade Thompson
  • A Man of Shadows – Jeff Noon
  • The Witch Who Came In From The Cold (Season One) – Max Gladstone et al
  • The Ninth Rain – Jen Williams
  • Izanami’s Choice – Adam Heine
  • The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
  • Miranda and Caliban – Jacqueline Carey
  • African Monsters – edited by Jo Thomas & Margrét Helgadóttir
  • Asian Monsters – edited by Margrét Helgadóttir
  • Sharp Ends – Joe Abercrombie