I love historical fiction, but it tends to get cast aside in favour of science fiction and fantasy for me. Enter The Familiars, a gorgeous book set during the 17th century witch trials in England, with a cover that I couldn’t resist. I won an early copy of this book back in July and am kicking myself for not reading it sooner! This debut novel investigates class, privilege, female friendships, and the danger of being a social outcast, all with a touch of the unknown.
I didn’t know much about Reign of the Fallen, but I absolutely loved its gorgeous cover and had heard good things about it from my friend Judith. In fact, her review is the only one I have seen. I chose to listen to the audiobook, but for the first time on this blog I don’t think I would recommend that. The narrator was just okay and made some strange choices with voices and accents that I found a bit distracting.
Happy Friday! This month has been a bit wild so far, but at least I've had plenty of time for reading! I've been so busy these days. I'm ramping up my Bookstagram activity, filming videos like crazy, watching ungodly amounts of RuPaul's Drag Race, and have been making progress on my most anticipated book of the year. Basically, I'm ready for a nap.
I’ve been hearing amazing things about the Witchlands books for ages, but had never picked them up. With the release of Bloodwitch, the third book in the series, in February, I decided to finally pick up Truthwitch. I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner -- Truthwitch was an absolute delight and one of my favourite YA fantasies this year.
The Armored Saint by Myke Cole Publisher: Tot Books Publication date: 07 March 2018 Genre: Fantasy Page count: 208 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars This is a spoiler-free review. The novella is really evolving into a fantastic medium for storytelling, especially in fantasy. No longer are novellas simply a way to … Continue reading Book Review: The Amored Saint by Myke Cole
Happy Friday! I cannot wait for this weekend -- I get to see friends, go to a book event in London, and relax a little! The number of books I read in a given week is going to decline here soon because, well, you'll see why.
The Raven Tower is a funny one because if you described it to me, I’d be sure it wouldn't be my thing. However, I am so glad I took a chance on this weird and wonderful fantasy debut -- I think it's a book that will stick with me for a long time. Ann Leckie is the author of the mind-bending, completely cool Ancillary Justice. I adore that book and was so excited to see how her writing style would transfer over to fantasy.