Princess of Souls by Alexandra Christo | Book Review

Alexandra Christo's new YA fantasy novel – fairy tale retelling with an enemies to lovers romance.

Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir | Book Review

【 NONA THE NINTH 】 ★★★ I mean, I still have no idea what's going on. That's kinda annoying. Genre: Sci-Fi/FantasyAuthor: Tamsyn MuirPublished: September 2022Publisher: TorPages: 480 (paperback) I do really enjoy the books in this series, but everything after Gideon the Ninth has been a colossal effort to keep up with. I'm really glad that for Nona … Continue reading Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir | Book Review

Spellbreaker by Charlie Holmberg | Book Review

【 SPELLBREAKER 】 ★★★ This was a pleasant read. Genre: Fantasy, Historical FictionAuthor: Charlie HolmbergPublished: November 2020Publisher: 47NorthPages: 300 (paperback) I feel like my opening line perfectly captures my neither-here-nor-there-ness about this book. I enjoyed it, it was good. I'm not raving about. I probably won't continue the series. The first thing that drew me … Continue reading Spellbreaker by Charlie Holmberg | Book Review

Harrow the Ninth | Mini Book Review

【 HARROW THE NINTH 】 ★★★ Genre: FantasyAuthor: Tamsyn MuirPublished: October 2020Publisher: TorPages: 510 (hardback) Right, I have no idea what I just read. I still loved it? But no idea what happened. I'm sitting this at 3 stars because whilst brilliant, humerus and addictive to read, I felt this possibly went too far down … Continue reading Harrow the Ninth | Mini Book Review

The Brightest Star | Book Review

【 THE BRIGHTEST STAR 】 ★★★ Slow and gentle, if a little unexciting. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Emma HarcourtPublished: July 2022Publisher: Harlequin FictionPages: 386 (paperback) Thank you to Harlequin for a review copy. I am absolutely in love with the cover for this book – isn't it just the prettiest thing you've ever seen? I'm also … Continue reading The Brightest Star | Book Review

Serious Poetry in Clap When You Land | Book Review

【 CLAP WHEN YOU LAND 】 ★★★ A very powerful story, but haltingly written as poetry. Genre: Contemporary, PoetryAuthor: Elizabeth AcevdeoPublished: May 2020Publisher: HarperTeenPages: 417 (paperback) In sum, what didn't work for me was solely the form of writing. I thought the story itself was actually very compelling and beautiful – and touching on really … Continue reading Serious Poetry in Clap When You Land | Book Review

Seasonal Chaos in Snow Like Ashes | Book Reviews

【 SNOW LIKE ASHES 】 ★★★ Adventurous and unexpectedly twisty. Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Sara RaaschPublished: October 2014Publisher: Balzer + BrayPages: 422 (hardback) I'll start by saying I really didn't love the audiobook performance of this book, but that I loved the world and the magic system – so I will definitely be continuing the … Continue reading Seasonal Chaos in Snow Like Ashes | Book Reviews

Fighting Spirits in White Trash Warlock | Book Review

【 WHITE TRASH WARLOCK 】 ★★★ This was much sadder than I expected. Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, QueerAuthor: David R. SlaytonPublished: October 2020Publisher: Blackstone PublishingPages: 320 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) posession – death – guns – abandonment I think that honestly sums up my main thoughts about this book: it was much … Continue reading Fighting Spirits in White Trash Warlock | Book Review

Keeping the Crown in The Queen of the Tearling | Book Review

【 THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING 】 ★★★ This book was somewhat baffling and strugglesome to get through. Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Erika JohansenPublished: July 2015Publisher: BantamPages: 512 (paperback) Content warning (click to see) rape – pregnancy – death – gore – brutality – murder – suicide – slavery – sexism Quick thoughtsThis wasn't quite … Continue reading Keeping the Crown in The Queen of the Tearling | Book Review

Excavating the Past in The Fossil Hunter | Book Review

【 THE FOSSIL HUNTER 】 ★★★ A fun combination of the allure of dinosaurs and an uncertain murder mystery Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Tea CooperPublished: October 2021Publisher: HarlequinPages: 384 (paperback) Huge thanks to Harlequin for a copy of this for review Content warning (click to see) death º skeletons º bullying Quick thoughtsThis book was quite … Continue reading Excavating the Past in The Fossil Hunter | Book Review