I was really excited to read Descendant of the Crane because of all the hype in the Twitter community, but it fell a little flat for me, which is a shame as I think some people are going to love it! (Also, that cover is amazing!)
Today’s review is actually three mini-reviews! I adored The Swish of the Curtain, a 1940s book about a group of kids and young adults who set up an amateur theatre company in their village, and these three books are sequels to that. I recommend you read my review of the first book first, as that will make this make more sense…
Erica Ridley and Darcy Burke are two of my very favourite romance authors, so when I found out they were writing a series together, I was over the moon! There are going to be 8 books in The Wicked Dukes series, with Erica writing the odd-numbered books and Darcy the even.
A modernised, college-set revamp of Le Fanu’s Carmilla? I was intrigued from the get-go, and was not disappointed!
You know I love a magical boarding school, and as a Classicist I was really tempted by the description of Poseidon’s Academy when it popped up on NetGalley. This is a super enjoyable middle grade school adventure!
I love bestiaries. I love the illuminations, and the weird descriptions of creatures, and the entire concept of a book full of wonderful beasts! This picture book is a lovely introduction to some of the fantasy creatures you might meet in the pages of a real-life bestiary.
So, I was fully prepared to come back from my holiday with an apology to my TBR for not having had time or energy to read anything… But, well, that didn’t turn out to be necessary. Over the last 16 days I’ve got through 30 books, which I’m really pleased with! Some of these will get full reviews, but for now, here’s a summary of what I thought.
The flight out:
I tried to sleep on the plane, I really did… But no sleep was to be had. Luckily, that means I managed 8 books on the flight out (and watched Zootropolis, which I really enjoyed!) Continue reading “What I Read In Japan!”