The Witch King is original. Truly something special. What makes it so different is… Name: The Witch King Author: H. E. Edgmon Published: June 2021 To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind. This debut YA fantasy will leave you spellbound. In Asalin,Continue reading “The Future Of Fantasy: ‘The Witch King’ Review”
Category Archives: Fantasy
ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens
Not for the faint of hearts or weak of knees, this is an incredibly visceral, brutal book. In short: bi panic means aunt is nearly eaten by sexy goblins, while her ace niece uses ace superpowers to avoid goblin seduction… but her family cracks under weight of witchy lies. Name: Not Good For Maidens Author:Continue reading “ARC Review: Not Good For Maidens”
Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!
Brutal. This book is gloriously, gorgeously brutal – it takes no prisoners, and your breath away. Name: Gideon the Ninth (Locked Tomb Series: Book 1) Author: Tamsyn Muir Published: 2019 Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons,Continue reading “Gideon the Ninth Review… Take Two!”
TTT 30/8/22: Why Were These Books Banned? Should They Stay Banned?
Why are books banned? There’s certainly some crazy reasons out there. Whenever I see banned books lists, it often bugs me that it doesn’t say why they were banned in the first place. So, I thought I’d do some research for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday and compile a list for you! Reading banned booksContinue reading “TTT 30/8/22: Why Were These Books Banned? Should They Stay Banned?”
Make Some Noise For ‘I Kissed Shara Wheeler’!
Change of plan. This book was going to be part of my ‘Is It Worth the Hype’ series, where I read and review popular books so you don’t have to. Find it here. But…where is the hype for IKSW? I haven’t seen nearly enough noise for Casey McQuiston’s latest novel – this is not aContinue reading “Make Some Noise For ‘I Kissed Shara Wheeler’!”
Iron Widow: A Raging Review
Gloriously brutal. Feminist and furious. There’s a reason Iron Widow has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for 34 weeks. Here’s why. Name: Iron Widow Author: Xiran Jay Zhao Published: Oct 2021 The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle theContinue reading “Iron Widow: A Raging Review”
Can the narrator please shut up? ‘Aurora Rising’ Book Review
While the chatty, informal style is for fans of Percy Jackson, the main difference between Percy Jackson and Aurora Rising? Percy Jackson is actually funny… Name: Aurora Rising Author: Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff Published: 2019 The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupilContinue reading “Can the narrator please shut up? ‘Aurora Rising’ Book Review”
🪶 The Raven Boys Cross-stitch 🪶
I lost the thread (literally and metaphorically), pricked my fingers and messed up the pattern too many times for this, so I hope you enjoy! Ever since I finished The Raven King (and subsequently binged all the released books in The Dream Thieves series) I’ve been in a reading slump: Maggie Steifvater’s world is unparalleled.Continue reading “🪶 The Raven Boys Cross-stitch 🪶 “
‘Lady Midnight’ Book Review: Is It Worth the hype?
The biggest plot twist of the book: I actually ended up loving it! Name: Lady Midnight Author: Cassandra Clare Published: 2016 It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young womanContinue reading “‘Lady Midnight’ Book Review: Is It Worth the hype?”
Books That Made Me CRY: Afterlove
For fans of They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera and One Last Stop by Casey McQuinnston, Afterlove was one of the quirkiest and most devastating books I read in 2021. Name: Afterlove Author:Tanya Byrne Published: 2021 Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined toContinue reading “Books That Made Me CRY: Afterlove”