This is a review I’ve been meaning to write since I turned the last page of this fun piratical YA fantasy, but I’ve let myself get a little behind – it’s no fault of the book!
An autumnal quest full of bards, romance, and motherhood? My interest in A Song for the Road was piqued the moment I read the description!
Today’s my stop on the Rhythm of War blog tour! I’m thrilled to be bringing you a somewhat unusual review – my thoughts on the first hundred pages, which I had a chance to sample early!
I adored Intisar Khanani’s Thorn, a whip-smart retelling of ‘The Goose Girl’ (see my review here!) and this bonus novelette is a perfect addition that gives you a glimpse into the main character’s history.
Garth Nix is most famous for his dark teen books, and Sabriel and sequels have been favourites of mine since I was a kid, but he also does a great line in light-hearted adventure fantasy (see my review of the criminally underrated Newt’s Emerald), and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is exactly that!
So, this is a bit of a weird review: I know I posted a review of this book when I initially read it in January 2019, but when I went looking for the link to put into my review of book two, I can’t find it anywhere! So this is something of a re-review, slightly cobbled together with some thoughts from my original notes, and some from the reread I just did to prepare for reading the sequel. I’m baffled… but anyway, don’t let that distract from how much I loved Master of Sorrows!
Everything about this book sounded like it was going to be exactly my kind of thing (sign me up for any and all f/f fairy tale political fantasy!) and it really hit the spot!
This is a very belated review, but that’s entirely a reflection on my life going haywire, because I raced through this fantastic adventure!
I really enjoyed Soulkeeper earlier this year (see my review here) so when I held a round of #ConquerAChonker a couple of weeks ago, I knew I was in for a treat with its sequel, Ravencaller!
I adored the first book in the Starfell series when I read it last summer (check out my review here!), so I’m thrilled to report that book two is just as good, if not better!