• Book review: The Sky Weaver

    The Sky Weaver – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 12 November 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Sky Weaver (Iskari, #3) blurb: At the end of one world, there always lies another. Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard—helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman power to move between worlds. When one can roam from dimension…

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    Bookending Autumn: Every Witch Needs a Familiar

    Good evening bookworms! Yes… this is still going!! AND I created a new tab!! (Because I really couldn’t figure out where to put them…) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Every Witch Needs a Familiar” is hosted by Jamsu @ Jamsu Dreams! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Jamsu’s post! Prompt Explanation: If you were a witch which magical creatures would you want as your familiar? Ooooh, I would totally have a cat…

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    Mini reviews: The #Reviewathon edition #1

    Good morning bookworms! We are OFFICIALLY just past a third of the way into ARC August, so I am keen to post some of my ARC reviews. Although I’ve been pushing through them so quickly (HUZZAH!) that I actually don’t have enough days to do full reviews for each book… so what’s a gal to do? Well, mini reviews seem like the best idea – and in fact, I might do a couple of these throughout the month! SHE’S GOT GAME – LAURA HEFFERNAN Release date: 13 August 2019Goodreads linkRating…

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    Top 5… magical creatures

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘magical creatures’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics that are coming up! Magical creatures is basically a winning category for me. I love fantasy (despite what my Goodreads has been saying recently) and I would have about 16 magical creatures as pets if I could!! Let’s start with dragons. I don’t really care what you…

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    The Bookish Adventure Tag

    Good evening bookworms! I was tagged by the lovely J R @ Eternity Books a couple of weeks ago to do the Bookish Adventure Tag. Please go check out JR’s blog because it’s really beautiful! Sorry it’s taken me so long to do this tag! Without further ado, let’s get started! Rules Imagine that you are an intrepid literary adventurer – braving the harsh bookish wilderness, traversing jungles of pages and slashing through vines of words. Where in the vast world of books would you go? Write about one place mentioned in a…

  • Book review: Tea Dragon Society

    The Tea Dragon Society – Katie O'Neill

    Release date: 18 October 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Tea Dragon Society blurb: From the award-winning Owlcrate author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society , a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them…

  • Book review: The Caged Queen

    The Caged Queen – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 25 September 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2) blurb: Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that when they were angry, mirrors shattered, and when they were happy, flowers bloomed. Roa and Essie called this magic the hum, and it forged them together – until a terrible accident took Essie’s life and trapped her decaying soul in this world. Dax – heir to Firgaard’s throne – was responsible for the accident. Roa swore to hate him forever.…

  • Book Review: The Crowns of Croswald

    The Crowns of Croswald – D. E. Night

    Release date: 21 July 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Crowns of Croswald (Ivy Lovely, #1) blurb: In Croswald, the only one thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret… For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious…

  • Book review: The Last Namsara

    The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 12 October 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1) blurb: In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer. These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the…

  • Silverthorn

    Silverthorn – Raymond E Feist

    Release date: 7 May 1985 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Silverthorn (Riftwar Saga #3) blurb: With the Kingdom of the Isles at peace, Prince Arutha can at last look forward to marrying the Princess Anita in the city of Krondor. But the capital in the west harbours many shadows.  When Jimmy the Hand, a young thief in the Guild of Mockers, upsets an assassination attempt on Arutha, a sinister plot is uncovered. As the dead rise and assassins stalk the darkness, Arutha must rally the Kingdom forces…

  • The Outsorcerer's Apprentice

    The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice – Tom Holt

    Release date: 15 July 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice (YouSpace #3) blurb: A happy workforce, it is said, is a productive workforce. Try telling that to an army of belligerent goblins.  Or the Big Bad Wolf.  Or a professional dragon slayer.  Who is looking after their well-being?  Who gives a damn about their intolerable working conditions, lack of adequate health insurance and terrible coffee in the canteen? Thankfully, with access to an astonishingly diverse workforce and limitless natural resources, maximising revenue and improving…