What a book! The Raven Tower is like no fantasy I’ve read before – it’s experimental, and kind of weird, but very powerful and philosophical.
I didn’t know what to expect when going into this, but I was happy to find that The Star-Spun Web is a semi-steampunk tale of science, alternate universes, and saving oneself, with an excellent heroine!
The Beast’s Heart is a sweet, lyrical, and thoughtful retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with the twist of being told from the Beast’s perspective rather than Beauty’s. I borrowed it almost a year ago from Judith, so it’s high time I got round to reading and reviewing it!
I’ve been away for a few days, but I did take the chance to get caught up on some reading, so it’s time to get some reviews sorted. First up, The Cinderella Countess – I’ve got in the habit of picking up new Mills and Boon Historicals whenever they hit NetGalley, and this is a great one!
I am SO excited to be kicking off the blog tour today for Josie Jaffrey’s incredible The Blood Prince, the final book in the Sovereign trilogy! I adore Josie’s writing and this book is no exception – it’s a wonderful, perfect finale to the series!
I am absolutely loving the number of awesome epic fantasies that are coming out this year! I read the extract of The Ruin of Kings when it was available on NetGalley last year, and adored it so much that I actually shouted ‘NO!’ when I realised I couldn’t turn the page any more. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to read a full proof, and let me tell you, this book is even more astonishing in full.
You guys know I’m mad for witches, right? So I absolutely couldn’t resist the idea of The Familiars, which is set during the Pendle witch trials – and even on top of my high expectations, I was surprised by how beautiful, fluid, and atmospheric the writing is. This is a gorgeous book inside and out.
Songwoman is the sequel to Skin, which I read a long while ago (I think while I was on honeymoon). I hadn’t realised there was going to be a sequel, so I was really excited to see this pop up on NetGalley!
Just a quick review for this one, as Mr Hunt, I Presume is a short novella.
Today’s book doesn’t have the most inspiring title; after all, most of the dukes we read about in Regency romance are at least a little bit in need of a wife! However, don’t judge this by its title or rubbish cover – it’s actually a very entertaining story.