I’ve just discovered this review languishing in my drafts, oh no! But don’t take my long silence as anything but a mistake – this book deserves shouting about!Continue reading “Review: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold”
This dark reworking of/sequel to Peter Pan really took me by surprise – powerful and unsettling, this is not the Wendy Darling you think you know!Continue reading “Review: Wendy, Darling by AC Wise”
Anyone who’s been reading this blog for a while will know that one of my absolute favourite genres is fantasy of manners – Regency or Victorian inspired fantasy which takes all those balls and tearooms and adds magic – and I’m happy to say that The Midnight Bargain is a new favourite in the genre!Continue reading “Review: The Midnight Bargain by C L Polk”
The Unbroken has been receiving so much hype in my circles, and I can see why! Unfortunately, though, it wasn’t quite my cup of tea…Continue reading “Review: The Unbroken by CL Clark”
You might be wondering what’s going, on, since I already raved to you about how much I loved this book back in February. But today I’m excited to be helping my pal Nikki at Books and Lemon Squash wrap up the blog tour to celebrate the UK publication of Master Artificer!
And just look at that beautiful cover!! This series has some seriously amazing design going on – the foil is so lovely! This finished copy was sent to me by Gollancz for the blog tour, and it’s huge in person (far bigger than it felt reading the ebook!).
As I mentioned above, I reviewed Master Artificer back in February, because Justin was kind enough to let me read an extra-early ARC! You can find my review here, and in fact, if you need to go back further to refresh your memory, you can find my review of the first book in this series, Master of Sorrows, here. This series is fun, exciting coming-of-age fantasy that really plays with traditional fantasy tropes: from the chosen one to the magic academy, this book may seem like a familiar story, but it twists and turns everything into something really fresh and clever – and dark! Do head to my reviews to read more!
What I have for you today is a little extra treat on top of my review. I thought about asking Justin to do an interview with me, but as we chatted, we actually ended up talking way more about the concept of interviews, and how they can not only benefit readers by revealing the answers to things we want to know, but can also benefit authors… and so, I present to you a meta-interview! (Oh, and he did end up answering one very vital question for me, so make sure you read to the end for that!)Continue reading “Blog Tour: Master Artificer by Justin Call”
The Story of Silence is a lyrical, dreamy retelling of a medieval poem, which offers a consideration of gender and identity that feels surprisingly modern.Continue reading “Review: The Story of Silence”
I’m sad to see the end of this fabulous trilogy, but Voidbreaker offers a thrilling and satisfying conclusion that has cemented The Keepers series as a new favourite for me!Continue reading “Review: Voidbreaker”
Get your biscuits ready because the third book in Jenni Fletcher’s Regency Belles of Bath series is here to sweep you off your feet and make you hungry!Continue reading “Review: The Duke’s Runaway Bride”
This review is so late, because I’ve been suffering from the most ironic of blogging curses: when you adore a book so much you can’t bear to actually put it into words! Winter’s Orbit is one of my favourite books I’ve read so far this year!Continue reading “Review: Winter’s Orbit”
I was super excited for this book. Pirates, magical land ships, an f/f romance – it all sounded like it was going to be very much my cup of tea. But unfortunately, I really struggled to click with something about The Forever Sea, and I ended up coming out thinking it was just… okay.Continue reading “Review: The Forever Sea”