Book Review: The Familars by Stacey Halls

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.

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Book Review: The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

You know that feeling when you love a book and you can't quite put into words why? You just want to run around, throwing copies of it into the hands of unsuspecting readers? That's how I feel about The Gutter Prayer, Gareth Hanrahan’s astonishing debut. The Gutter Prayer is a breath of fresh air in a genre that can sometimes feel stale, and I cannot get enough of this insanely cool world.

ARC Review: Daughter of the Burning City

Daughter of the Burning City is the much-hyped debut novel from Amanda Foody.  I was approved to read this book a few months back but was holding off for some reason.  Good reviews kept pouring in and when I saw early copies on sale at YALC, I had to have a physical copy.  I'm so pleased to say that I was surprised by Daughter of the Burning City in the best way possible!

ARC Review: Blackwing

Blackwing is a book I heard about on Twitter, a trend I’m noticing more and more for myself.  I was curious about it, but not hugely compelled to seek it out.  I requested a copy when I saw it go up on NetGalley, and I’m so glad I did. Blackwing was a huge surprise for me, and Ed McDonald has quickly became a new favorite author.