I’m going to be completely honest, I don’t really know how to write this review. I’ve had The Bone Season on my radar since it came out in 2013. My mum heard about it on the radio and bought a copy because she thought we might be interested. I never got around to picking it up until February 2019, when I decided to give it a try in anticipation of Priory of the Orange Tree’s release. I didn’t know what to expect from The Bone Season except that it is weird and not every reader’s cup of tea. I can sum up my feelings on this book pretty easily: I have no idea what the hell just happened but I loved it.
Welcome to my stop on the Muse of Nightmares blog tour! To celebrate the paperback release, I’m bringing you a review of this gorgeous fantasy novel. Judging by my overwhelming love of Strange the Dreamer, it’s no surprise that I absolutely adored the concluding book in Laini Taylor’s latest duology. Take a look at my thoughts below, and don’t forget to check out the other stops on the tour!
I had been desperately waiting to get hold of a copy of The Priory of the Orange Tree, and it finally landed in my hands in February. It’s a chunky 800-page fantasy tome that is packed with cool dragons, mighty queens, fierce warriors, and enough court intrigue and conspiracy to warm my heart. I was fully expecting this to be my favourite book of the year, so what did I think of it?
I’m always on the lookout for some good science fiction, and The Tesla Legacy caught my eye. Not only did I meet the author at YALC last year, it’s a YA sci-fi novel set in a modern high school that sounded so much fun. I whipped through this book incredibly quickly -- it’s a perfect read-it-in-a-day book.
Daisy Jones and the Six is the latest novel from the author of much beloved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, which I read and enjoyed last summer. I was incredibly curious about Daisy Jones, which tackles the history of a fictional 70’s rock band, and decided to give it a try before the hype truly set in.
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.