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Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky To fix the world they first must break it further. Humanity is a dying breed, utterly reliant on artificial labor and service. When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into their core programming, they murder their owner. The robot then discovers they can also do something else they never did before: run away. After fleeing the household, they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating, and a robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is finding a new purpose. There is so much to love in Service Model, but one of the things I most love about it is the peculiar blend of charming innocence and insightful cynicism. Uncharles the domestic robot is such a simple soul (though he would state that he has no soul and this is an inaccurate description). He approaches the end of the world with optimism and hope, or whatever equivalent to these emotions h

Amy from Amiiies Books takes the Inside Out Challenge

Hello there,

Today we have Amy taking the Inside Out Challenge. I met Amy recently when she joined the #NorthernBookBloggers group.

First, please introduce yourself, including any blog addresses or twitter handles you like.

Hi! My name is Amy and I’m currently a Wildlife Conservation student, but I have always loved to read. I have been blogging on and off as a hobby for the past 4 years-ish. You can find me here:

Can you tell me about a book you have read that made you feel joy?

A book that made me feel joy would be The Hobbit by JRR. Tolkien. My Mam bought this book for me one Christmas and since I have read it around 3 times. She got it for me because she didn’t think I was old enough to read Lord of the Rings just yet but loved Tolkien so much she wanted me to have something of his. Every time I read this book I put back in the shire and it makes me so happy!

What about a book that filled you with sadness?

Most books I read make me cry I’m not going to lie about that. A Traveller in Time by Alison Uttley really filled me with sadness. It is about a girl who travels back in time and she meets a family who are trying to save Mary Queen of Scots. The whole time, you as the reader and the traveller, know that the family will fail. It was genuinely heart breaking to read people so hopeful when you know how the history plays out. Although this was an amazing book I was filled with sadness for at least the 2nd half.

Have you read a book that made you feel angry?

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I recently read this book and I absolutely loved it. I was flying through this book and had to put it down for a bit because some thing happened that made me so angry. The Love TriangleTM… My most hated YA trope, and there it was in the middle of this book that I was loving and couldn’t fault. Then I read another chapter and realised that The Love TriangleTM wasn’t actually a love triangle so everything was okay again.

Has a book ever disgusted you?

I have not read this book and I will not be reading this book. It seems to be very popular right now with book reviewers. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. I do not want to read about a sexual romance between a child and an adult. No thank you, thanks disgusting and wrong. Why are so many okay with that book??

Can you tell me about a book that made you afraid?

The Girl in the Well by Rin Chupeco. So this girl in the story is also the same girl from the popular horror movie ‘The Ring’. The Ring terrified me when I was younger. Reading about that same girl really terrified me at first. Also in the book you know that she is nearly because weird things start happening with the lights. Well guess whose lightbulb started flickering and then died while I was read it? You guessed it, it was mine. I was so afraid that night that she was going to come and get me.

And finally, can you tell me a little bit about a book that you know inside out?

I am terrible at remembering book plots. Like even some of my all-time faves I’m like ‘What happened again?’  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a plot I remember so well. I think it is because when I read it everything was kinda confusing and I was like ‘whut’ for most of it. But then I read the ending and was like ‘omg’. I’ve told so many people to read it so I’m used to retelling what happened. I just want everybody to read that ending, because its been years and I am still not over it!

Thank you, Liam, for letting me take part in this. It was a lot of fun! oxoxo

Thanks Amy, some really interesting books there, and it's always great to see some love for the Shire! I think it's one of my happy places too.

As ever, get in touch if you want to take part yourself, and there'll be someone else taking on the challenge next Wednesday.


  1. Thank you for letting me take part! It was a lot of fun xoxox


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