Publishing a fantasy book with a narrative set against a harrowing backdrop of plague, in the middle of the pandemic, you’d think would be a questionable choice for an author to make. But as Makiia Lucier’s author’s note says, she felt it was important to show young readers a glimpse of the past – a historical fantasy past in this case – when people carried on despite hardship. I think she pulls this off brilliantly.
Have you ever wondered what happens to an adventuring party after they decide to stop adventuring? Well, look no further than Legends and Lattes, a feel-good fantasy that’s warm and comforting as a hot mug of coffee. As a long time DnD player, and a big big fan of the ‘coffee shop AU’ fanfiction trope […]
It will come as no surprise to those who see my collection of books that I love fantasy romance novels. But whilst Stephanie Garber’s Once Upon A Broken Heart has a truly stunning front cover, I felt as though the material inside didn’t massively live up to the colourful exterior. (I know, I know, the […]
Alex de Campi’s Heartbreak Incorporated is the kind of book that if it were a person would seize you very firmly by the shoulders and shunt you against a door – but in a surprisingly intriguing and hot sort of way.
Reid’s debut novel The Wolf and the Woodsman is darkly written Hungarian history and Jewish mythology inspired fantasy that will keep you on tenterhooks. But be warned, it is dark in every sense of the word; not just because of the spooky woods that permeate a lot of the narrative’s setting.
Dead Man in a Ditch is the second installment in Luke Arnold’s Fetch Phillips Archives and gosh, what a follow up. Set after the events of his debut novel The Last Smile in Sunder City (go here for my review), we revisit “Man for Hire” Fetch Phillips as he explores the mysterious, supposedly magical murder […]
When I saw that T.Kingfisher (better known as Ursula Vernon) had released another book in her Saint of Steel series (go here for my review of her first novel, Paladin’s Grace) I knew I had to read it. There’s something about reading a more mature romance, one filled with honest, unabashed conversations and (quite frankly) […]
*Thank you to Hodder and Stoughton & NetGalley for approving me to review this in exchange for an honest review! The latest and final instalment of the Wayfarers quartet is a perfectly pitched, stunning farewell to a series I’ve loved since I first picked up Chambers’ A Very Long Way to a Small Angry Planet […]
*Thank you to Jessica Kingley Publishers and Netgalley for approving me to review this book! (I’m slowly getting through my TBR after a long hiatus. Please bear with!). I first stumbled across this comic book during the end of October (a while now, I realise!) and it was one that I was only sad I […]
Ginger Smith’s debut novel The Rush’s Edge is an intriguing, oftimes explosive, adrenaline fuelled shot of science fiction. We follow Halvor Cullen, a genetically engineered supersoldier (or “vat”) as the novel’s heart-of-gold protagonist as he and his crew become slowly embroiled in a fight against the government that created him. At first, I must admit […]