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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…

  • Book review: Wicked King

    The Wicked King – Holly Black

    Release date: 8 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Book 1: The Cruel Prince The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) blurb: ‘I have heard that for mortals, the feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear.’ Jude has tricked Cardan onto the throne, binding him to her for a year and a day. But the new High King does everything in his power to humiliate her, even as his fascination with her remains undimmed. Meanwhile, a traitor in the court is…

  • The Darkest Part of the Forest

    The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black

    Release date: 19 January 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Darkest Part of the Forest blurb: In the woods there is a glass coffin. And in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by side. Since they were children, Hazel and Ben have been telling each other stories about the boy in the glass coffin: that he is a prince and they are valiant…

  • Ironside

    Ironside – Holly Black

    Release date: 24 April 2007 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3) blurb: In the realm of faerie… The time has come for Roiben’s coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing – her love for Roiben. But when Kaye drunkenly declares herself, he sends her on an impossible quest. Now Kaye can’t see or speak to Roiben unless she finds the one thing she knows can’t exist: a faerie that can lie. Miserable and…

  • Valiant

    Valiant – Holly Black

    Release date: October 2006 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales, #2) blurb: In the realm of faerie… When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters living in the city’s labyrinthine subway system. But there’s something eerily beguiling about Val’s new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters and shoots up a shimmery powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis…

  • Tithe

    Tithe – Holly Black

    Release date: 1 October 2002 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1) blurb: In the realm of faerie… Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she drifts from place to place with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient and violent power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could very well mean her death.…

  • Book review: A Court of Mist and Fury

    A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 1 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) blurb: Feyre is immortal. After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae.  But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the Night Court. As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is…

  • The Cruel Prince

    The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

    Release date: 2 January 2018 Rating: 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) blurb: … Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe… One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front…

  • Book review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

    A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 5 May 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR series #1) blurb: Feyre is a huntress.  She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey.  But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest.  And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price… Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape.  Her captor’s body bears the…