Spectacular Stories in The Ruin of Kings | Spoiler-Free Review

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons Genre: Fantasy Author: Jenn Lyons Published: February 2019 Publisher: Tor Pages: 560 {hardback} Review on Goodreads Big thanks to Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy of this for review! Intial Thoughts upon Finishing Well, I wasn't expecting to rate this so highly. This book is good though. … Continue reading Spectacular Stories in The Ruin of Kings | Spoiler-Free Review

Water-Breathing Dragons in The Priory of the Orange Tree | AUDIOBOOK REVIEW

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon Genre: Fantasy Author: Samantha Shannon Published: February 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 827 {hardback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts upon Finishing This was a very long book. I listened to the audiobook which had a great narrator but there were so many perspectives that I kept confusing … Continue reading Water-Breathing Dragons in The Priory of the Orange Tree | AUDIOBOOK REVIEW

Sassy Anti-Heroes in Crooked Kingdom || BOOK REVIEW

Crooked KingdombyLeigh Bardugo  5/5 STARS Genre: Young Adult, Epic Fantasy Author: Leigh Bardugo Published: September 2016 Publisher: Orion Children's Books Pages: 536 {paperback} Review on Goodreads This review is spoiler-free until I state otherwise Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing Well, GOOD LORD that was an emotional rollercoaster with an overdose of stress. Bardugo sure knows how … Continue reading Sassy Anti-Heroes in Crooked Kingdom || BOOK REVIEW

Murder Mysteries in City of a Thousand Dolls || BOOK REVIEW

City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster 5/5 STARS Genre: Young Adult, Epic Fantasy, Murder Mystery Author: Miriam Forster Published: February 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 384 {paperback} Originally posted on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was crazy good. How are more people not raving about this? I loved every page of this book … Continue reading Murder Mysteries in City of a Thousand Dolls || BOOK REVIEW

Mechanical Dragons in Rotten Magic || BOOK REVIEW

Rotten Magic by Jeffrey Bardwell   3/5 STARS     Genre: Fantasy [Epic], Young Adult, Novella Author: Jeffrey Bardwell Published: August 2017 Publisher: Twigboat Press Pages: 122 {e-book}   Originally posted on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was a very interesting start to the series. I loved that Devin, the main character, was such a tinkerer … Continue reading Mechanical Dragons in Rotten Magic || BOOK REVIEW

How to Define Fantasy

Whilst writing reviews I often ask myself how on earth  I define fantasy. Why do I ask myself this? Mostly because I enjoy making my life difficult, but also because Fantasy has those delightful little sub-genres called "Epic" and "High". And if you're really picky there are a million other sub-genres, but these ones bother … Continue reading How to Define Fantasy