Robin Hood | Book Review

【 ROBIN HOOD 】 ★★★★★ This was a heartful and merry read. Genre: ClassicAuthor: Howard PylePublished: 1883Publisher: Barnes & Noble (this edition)Pages: 435 (leatherbound) I somehow never thought to consider what the original tale of Robin Hood would be like. I assume a children's story, like so many of Disney's adaptations are based on. And … Continue reading Robin Hood | Book Review

Timekeeper | Book Review

【 TIMEKEEPER 】 book one in the Timekeeper series ★★★★ A fun take on the whimsy of clock towers. Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Tara SimPublished: November 2016Publisher: Sky Pony PressPages: 414 (hardback) My favourite thing about this book was the quiet way magic was imbued in the story. This is all about a mechanic who … Continue reading Timekeeper | Book Review

Generational Trauma in The Deep | Book Review

【 THE DEEP 】 ★★★★★ A spectacularly clever commentary of generational trauma in relation to the slave trade. Genre: FantasyAuthor: Rivers SolomonPublished: November 2019Publisher: HodderPages: 155 (paperback) I was really excited to dive into this one because I knew it was going to be a very poignant tale for presenting the generational impact of white … Continue reading Generational Trauma in The Deep | Book Review

Good and Evil in Malice | Book Review

【 MALICE 】 ★★★★★ The queer retelling of Sleeping Beauty you've always wanted. Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairytale retellingAuthor: Heather WalterPublished: April 2021Publisher: Del ReyPages: 464 (paperback) This was honestly wonderful. I loved every second of this book and thought it was ridiculously fun what Walter has done with the original fairytale. Setting aside for … Continue reading Good and Evil in Malice | Book Review

Whodunnit in Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone | Book Review

【 EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE 】 ★★★★★ Agatha Christie has taken a bow, and Benjamin Stevenson has stepped on stage. Genre: MysteryAuthor: Benjamin StevensonPublished: March 2022Publisher: Penguin Random HousePages: 384 (paperback) Massive thank you to Penguin for a copy for review Sign me up for every book that Stevenson writes from this … Continue reading Whodunnit in Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone | Book Review

Trials and Tribulations in Sense and Sensibility | Book Review

【 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY 】 ★★★★★ This was spectacularly wonderful. Genre: ClassicAuthor: Jane AustenPublished: October 1811Publisher: Penguin ClassicsPages: 409 (paperback) Having struggled through Pride and Prejudice when I was younger, I was apprehensive going into this that this much-loved story would suffer the same fate. But not at all! I laughed, I exclaimed and I … Continue reading Trials and Tribulations in Sense and Sensibility | Book Review

Forgetting in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue | Book Review

【 THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE 】 ★★★★★ This surprised me. Up until the very last page I thought it was going to be four stars. And then, BOOM. Genre: FantasyAuthor: V. E. SchwabPublished: October 2020Publisher: Tor BooksPages: 444 (hardback) This has to be one of the most hyped books at the moment and … Continue reading Forgetting in The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue | Book Review

Star Magic in Luminous | Review

【 LUMINOUS 】 ★★★★ Another delightful fantasy story from Mara Rutherford. Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Mara RutherfordPublished: October 2021Publisher: Inkyard PressPages: 368 (paperback) I'm a big fan of the simple yet enthralling way Rutherford pens a fantasy tale. Having thoroughly enjoyed the Crown of Coral and Pearl duology, I was so excited to see what … Continue reading Star Magic in Luminous | Review

Found Family in Raybearer | Book Review

【 RAYBEARER 】 ★★★★★ The next best thing in YA fantasy. Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Jordan IfuekoPublished: August 2020Publisher: Hot Key BooksPages: 496 (paperback) Quick thoughtsThis was an utterly captivating, African-inspired fantasy that I cannot get enough of. Tarisai was a wonderful character with a perfect blend of internal conflict. The wrought tensions between all … Continue reading Found Family in Raybearer | Book Review

Anxious Adventures in The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks | Review

【 THE NOBLEMAN'S GUIDE TO SCANDAL AND SHIPWRECKS 】 ★★★★★ We will never get enough of the Montague siblings. Genre: Historical Fiction, Young AdultAuthor: Mackenzi LeePublished: November 2021Publisher: Katherine Tegen BooksPages: 580 (hardback) Content warning (click to see) generalised anxiety – OCD – amputations – serious injuries This was such a bonus to have a … Continue reading Anxious Adventures in The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks | Review