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

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

Necromancy in Gideon the Ninth | Book Review

【 GIDEON THE NINTH 】 ★★★★★ This was possibly the best book I've ever read. Genre: Fantasy (paranormal)Author: Tamsyn MuirPublished: September 2019Publisher: TorPages: 448 (hardback) I'm not kidding – this might just be my new favourite book. This was AMAZING. I have always been put off by this cover and never knew what this book … Continue reading Necromancy in Gideon the Ninth | Book Review

Secrets in The Limitless Sky | Book Review

【 THE LIMITLESS SKY 】 ★★ *wades through confusing plot holes* Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Young AdultAuthor: Christina KilbournePublished: May 2022Publisher: Dundurn PressPages: 384 (paperback) Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this for review Yeah hm. I found this one tricky to follow and it felt like the first few chapters of what could've been … Continue reading Secrets in The Limitless Sky | Book Review

Spacey Sequels in Starsight | Book Review

【 STARSIGHT 】 book #2 in Skyward series ★★★★★ A scudding good sequel. Genre: Sci-Fi, YAAuthor: Brandon SandersonPublished: November 2019Publisher: OrionPages: 461 (paperback) **potential spoilers for book 1** This has rapidly become one of my new-found Sci-fi favs - it feels as if there's been a real dirth of good YA Sci-fi over the last … Continue reading Spacey Sequels in Starsight | 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

Looming War in A Vow So Bold and Deadly | Book Review

【 A VOW SO BOLD AND DEADLY 】 BOOK #3 IN THE A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY SERIES Love, love, love. ★★★★★ Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Brigid KemmererPublished: 408 (paperback)Publisher: BloomsburyPages: January 2021 This was such a great and explosive conclusion to this trilogy and I'm so pumped that we don't have to leave … Continue reading Looming War in A Vow So Bold and Deadly | Book Review

Royal Battles in A Heart So Fierce and Broken | Book Review

【 A HEART SO FIERCE AND BROKEN 】 BOOK #2 IN THE A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY SERIES A stunning sequel to A Curse So Dark and Lonely. ★★★★★ Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: Brigid KemmererPublished: January 2020Publisher: BloomsburyPages: 450 (paperback) I was really blown away by how wonderful Kemmerer's writing in this was - … Continue reading Royal Battles in A Heart So Fierce and Broken | 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