I initially avoided Daughter of Smoke and Bone because, well, I really hated the US cover. Shallow? Absolutely. However I recently read Taylor’s newest novel, Strange the Dreamer, and was swept away by her marvellous writing skills. I decided to backtrack and dive into her best known series.
While Peter Pan may have originated as a fairly modern play, it has fairy tale status in the public consciousness. A boy who never grows up, an island filled with childlike wonder, and a grand adventure, the story of Peter Pan has been told by everyone from Disney to London's west end theaters – it is a tale that many children grow up loving.
I took a chance on Moira Fowley-Doyle's Spellbook of the Lost and Found after falling in love with its gorgeous cover on Twitter. I haven't read The Accident Season, her debut novel, so I didn't really know what to expect in terms of style.
I read The Wrath and the Dawn for the first time in anticipation of Flame in the Mist's release, but I really wish I hadn't -- I couldn't help but compare the two. I did enjoy this book -- it has a well-constructed world filled with interesting men and women and a hint of magic. But where The Wrath and the Dawn drew me in instantly, Flame in the Mist was a little more slow to start.
It's time for Instagram Sundays -- a roundup of this week's bookstagam posts. This week's post is brought to you by my birthday and a weekend in London. This is an advance copy I was sent for review. I'm really enjoying it (and its simple but effective cover)! It's an adventure filled with wrongful imprisonment, … Continue reading Instagram Sundays
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I saw this book and fell in love with its gorgeous cover. As someone looking to fill the diversity gap in her fantasy reading, The Wrath and the Dawn was the perfect departure from the ordinary.
This review contains loads of spoilers, so don't read on if you intend to read the book. Also, for fans of the book, please don't hate me! I'd love to open up a discussion about it because I know so many people love it. Tell me your thoughts!
There was so much hype surrounding this book's release. From its stunning cover to the fantastical story, everyone wanted it. I found out about Caraval through social media -- you couldn't throw a figurative rock on Instagram without seeing a photo of its gorgeous cover -- and decided to pick it up.
I've been thinking that some of the most innovative fantasy over the past few years has been coming from the YA genre and the Six of Crows duology is certainly evidence of that. These two books are absolutely amazing. Seriously, they're some of the best fantasy I've read in ages.