I was drawn to this book by the stunning cover – it didn’t end up being quite what I’d hoped, but it’s very much a case of my dislike for gritty fantasy getting in the way again!Continue reading “Review: Son of the Storm”
The Jasmine Throne has been on everyone’s radar this year, I think, but for me, I think it was one of those books where the hype worked against it…Continue reading “Review: The Jasmine Throne”
I was a huge fan of DN Bryn’s Our Bloody Pearl (as you can see from my review!), so when I saw they were returning to the world of These Treacherous Tides for the start of a new series, I was delighted!Continue reading “Blog Tour: Once Stolen by DN Bryn”
This is a cautionary tale about not judging a book by its blurb… I wasn’t sure I was going to like The Black Coast, as it sounded very macho and warlike, but it ended up shooting straight onto my favourites list!Continue reading “Review: The Black Coast”
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”
Today is my turn on the blog tour for The Wolf and Woodsman, an atmospheric fantasy which tackles some intense issues while also offering a compelling magical adventure.Continue reading “Blog Tour: The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid”
I’m a little late signing up to this reading challenge, but I only just spotted some of my friends talking about it! This is a three-month challenge hosted by Cathy at 746 Books, running from June 1st to September 1st. The aim of the game is to read 20 books across the summer, and while I’ll definitely manage that, I think this would be a great way to tackle my review copy list, which is stacking up. I’ll be aiming to read and review these 20 books – read on for my TBR!Continue reading “20 Books of Summer 2021 Challenge”
I’d be impressed if you’ve managed to spend the last couple of months in the fantasy community without hearing a lot of hype for this book – unfortunately for me, I think all the buzz raised my expectations for this atmospheric fantasy romance a little too high.Continue reading “Review: For the Wolf”
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”
Fantasy romance lovers should definitely keep an eye out for Dragon Tamer – it’s full of seriously cute romance and plenty of fun magical adventure!Continue reading “Review: Dragon Tamer”