I love food-based magic. Usually you see it most in middle grade (check out my reviews of Baker’s Magic and The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart!), but The Confectioner’s Guild is a fantastic example of a YA book with excellent food magic, gorgeously tasty descriptions, and plenty of adventure.
I was instantly captivated by the blurb of this book – smugglers? Mysterious relics? The fate of an ancient people? Eternal Seas is a magical kids’ adventure in the finest classic tradition, with loveable characters, intriguing mysteries, and a whole lot of magic to explore.
This book is, quite simply, astonishingly good! I came across it completely by chance on Twitter, and it turns out that not only is it a debut novel for the author, Laura Laakso, it’s also the first book from the publisher, Louise Walters Books, too! I’m so pleased to be able to support Fallible Justice from the start, because it’s just wonderful.
I adored The Last Namsara, so I was thrilled when I was offered the chance to join in on the blog tour for the release of its companion novel, The Caged Queen! It may well have fewer dragons, and we no longer follow the character of Asha (who I love for obvious reasons!), but The Caged Queen is an absolutely stellar tale of sisterly love and female strength.
Books about books have the tendency to either be totally magical, and let you feel you’ve found a kindred spirit, or a little bit pretentious, so I was nervous on picking up Pages and Co. However, this is firmly in the former camp, and is a really delightful love letter to books and reading, with a very entertaining story underneath it!
I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for Three Bloody Pieces, because I’ve never read a historical novel set in this time period, and also, books about witches and cats are so rare in adult fiction! This is an excellent read with lots of complex women and adventure, and you get a fascinating glimpse into history as well.
I’ve never got round to reading The 100, though my mum and brother are fans of the TV series. I saw Light Years pop up on Read Now on Netgalley, and thought I’d give Kass Morgan a chance, finally! Continue reading “Review: Light Years”
Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite fairy tales, and I’ve read countless retellings since I first started reading. Having been wowed recently by Hunted, I really wasn’t sure I had space in my heart for another new retelling so soon, but A Curse So Dark And Lonely surprised me by being so wholly different and original that it was easy to fall in love with it. Continue reading “Review: A Curse So Dark And Lonely”
Witches? School story? Magical beasts? Brave, headstrong girls?
Yup, I was sold on this book instantly – it’s as if it was written for me! Luckily, it did more than just tick plot boxes, it was utterly charming and magical. It’s got a wonderful mix of adventure, friendship, and witchery!
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Seafarer’s Kiss, which was some of the best F/F fantasy I’ve read, so when I saw that there was going to be a sequel, I was very excited! The Navigator’s Touch is an excellent addition to Ragna and Ersel’s story.