Shelf Control #10 & This Week in Books 28/11/18


Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves created and hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out Lisa’s introductory post, here.

25499718Children of Time
by Adrian Tchaikovsky

A race for survival among the stars… Humanity’s last survivors escaped earth’s ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers?


The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age – a world terraformed and prepared for human life.

But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind’s worst nightmare.

Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?

Sci-fi isn’t a genre I reach for an awful lot – I’m much more into fantasy than sci-fi, which is why I sign up for Sci-Fi Month every year to encourage me to step outside of my comfort zone. This year I haven’t been quite as successful as I’d’ve liked but I’ve had other stuff going on and sometimes you just have to let life happen.

Children of Time isn’t usually the kind of book I’d pick up, but I’ve heard so many amazing things about it that I had to request it from NetGalley and they sent me a copy… in 2015.


I want to make an effort to get on top of my NetGalley reads which have gotten slightly out of hand, and three years since it was published I’m still hearing wonderful things about this novel so I need to get to it soon.

Are you good at staying on top of books you’re sent for review?


This week I’m joining in with Lipsy @ Lipsyy Lost & Found to talk about the books I’ve been reading recently!



I’m in the middle of Dread Nation right now and really enjoying it, so I’d like to finish it in the next couple of days. If I could finish it tonight or tomorrow and get a review up on the last day of Sci-Fi Month, I’d be a happy bunny!


I loved The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue last year so I wasn’t sure what I’d make of this companion novel focusing on Monty’s sister, Felicity. As it turns out, I think I enjoyed The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy even more! It had girl gangs, ladies in science, asexuality and pirates, what more could anyone want in a book? Look out for my review!


As I mentioned above I’d like to make a dent in my NetGalley books and I’ve been craving more African and Asian-inspired fantasy all year, so I think I’m going to give The Poppy War a go next.

What have you been reading recently?


9 thoughts on “Shelf Control #10 & This Week in Books 28/11/18

  1. Lisa says:

    Great books on your lists this week! Ugh, I’m falling further and further behind on my NetGalley books, despite my best intentions. I’d definitely going to make an effort to clean up some of the titles I’m late on, and then stick to more of a schedule going forward.

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  2. dreamcomereview says:

    I added the Tchaikovsky book to my husband’s TBR as it sounds right up his alley. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy sounds like a nice change of pace! I’m looking forward to your review.

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