It’s no secret that Adrian Tchaikovsky is one of my favourite sci-fi authors. So naturally, this book was an instant click for me. Blending science fiction with fantasy, Tchaikovsky creates a lush and unusual story with lots of heart.
A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow Publisher: Tor Dot Com Publication date: 05 October 2021 Genre: Fantasy Page count: 128 pages Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It's Zinnia Gray's twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it's the last birthday … Continue reading Book Review: A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark Publisher: Orbit Books Publication date: 19 August 2021 Genre: Historical fantasy Page count: 416 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working … Continue reading Book Review: A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark
The Mask of Mirrors is a book that seemed like it had my name written all over it: a female con artist worming her way into a wealthy noble family, a magical sickness plaguing the city, and more politics than you can shake a stick at. Despite the fact that there were some fantastic things about this book, I was left feeling a little let down by The Mask of Mirrors.
Welcome to my stop on the Winterkeep blog tour! The latest installment in the Realm of the Graceling series comes out today - eight years after the publication of Bitterblue -- and our favourite gang of royals and rebels finds themselves in trouble in a fantastical land across the sea.
Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris Publisher: Gollancz Publication date: 3 September 2020 Genre: Fantasy novella Page count: 224 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars For the past few years, I find myself looking forward to the latest installment in Joanne M. Harris' Child Ballad novellas. Lovely, atmospheric, and such a treat to read, … Continue reading Book Review: Orfeia by Joanne M. Harris
Everyone was talking about Raybearer in the lead-up to its release, and as with most hyped YA fantasy books I was a little cautious going in. I'm a reader that can really be let down by hype, however I'm here to say that Raybearer is absolutely worth your time and is one of the best books of the year!
Having read and loved Clark's Cairo novellas earlier this year, I was so incredibly excited to read an advance copy of his upcoming novella, Ring Shout. Although it is very different in terms of tone and setting, Clark's newest story is an incredibly powerful horror tale.
Dangerous Remedy has been on my radar for ages -- I love a good historical fantasy and the French Revolution setting caught my eye. I think that for a reader like me, who has become incredibly picky about what I do and do not like in YA over the years, this one didn't quite hit the mark. However, I think you'll enjoy this one if you're a dedicated YA reader and are looking for a fantasy with a different flavour.
Having read Lee's Ninefox Gambit, I knew that I should expect a few things from Phoenix Extravagant: an incredibly immersive and original world, great characters, and a compelling read. While I enjoyed Ninefox Gambit, his latest novel absolutely blows it out of the water for me.