• Book review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert

    The Night Country – Melissa Albert

    Release date: 9 January 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Night Country (The Hazel Wood #2) blurb: Alice has fought hard for a normal life. Having escaped the Hinterland – the strange, pitch-dark fairy-tale world she was born into – she has washed up in New York City, determined to build a new future for herself. But when…

  • Havenfall by Sara Holland

    Havenfall – Sara Holland

    Release date: 3 March 2020 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Havenfall (Havenfall, #1) blurb: Maddie Morrow knows that Havenfall is more than it seems. Beneath the beautiful sprawling Inn lie the hidden gateways to three ancient realms: Byrn, Fiordenkill and Solaria. Maddie’s destiny is here, rooted in her family’s promise to protect the fragile alliance between the worlds. But…

  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

    An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir

    Release date: 28 April 2015 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) blurb: An orphan fighting for her family. A soldier searching for his freedom. A story burning to be told. Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested in…

  • Book review: A Darker Shade of Magic

    A Darker Shade of Magic – V. E. Schwab

    Release date: 27 February 2015 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) blurb: Kell is one of the last travellers – magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city. There’s Grey London, without magic and ruled by the mad King George III. Red London –…

  • Book review: Serpent and Dove

    Serpent and Dove – Shelby Mahurin

    Release date: 3 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Serpent and Dove (Serpent and Dove #1) blurb: Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn…

  • Book review: Wayward Son

    Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell

    Release date: 24 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Pan MacMillan (for Aussie’s) Rating Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) blurb: Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero’s journey might be over – but your life has just begun. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love.…

  • Book review banner: Midnight Beauties

    Midnight Beauties – Megan Shepherd

    Release date: 13 August 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Midnight Beauties (Grim Lovelies, #2) blurb: Ever since she discovered her affinity for magic, seventeen-year-old Anouk has been desperate to become a witch. It’s the only way to save her friends who, like Anouk, are beasties – animals enchanted into humans. But unlike Anouk, the other beasties didn’t make…

  • Book Review: Darkdawn

    Darkdawn – Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 3 September 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3) blurb: The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic. Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the…

  • Book review: White Cat

    White Cat – Holly Black

    Release date: 4 May 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating White Cat (The Curse Workers, #1) blurb: Cassel comes from a family of curse workers: people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters and con…

  • Book review: Crown of Coral and Pearl

    Crown of Coral and Pearl – Mara Rutherford

    Release date: 27 August 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl, #1) blurb: For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher…

  • Book review: Shadow and Bone

    Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 5 June 2012 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Shadow and Bone (Grisha, #1) blurb: “I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,” he said. “You and I are going to change the world.” The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a…

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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…

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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…

  • Book review: Wundersmith – The Calling of Morrigan Crow

    Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

    Release date: 30 October 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Book 1: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) blurb: Morrigan Crow may have defeated her deadly curse, passed the dangerous trials and joined the mystical Wundrous Society, but her journey into Nevermoor and all its secrets has only just begun. And…

  • Book review: Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Crow

    Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

    Release date: 12 October 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) blurb: Not only does Morrigan Crow’s curse man she’s blamed for all bad luck, she’s also destined to die on her eleventh birthday. She bravely accepts her doom, but in a very surprising twist of fate, before the clock strikes twelve…

  • Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me

    My True Love Gave to Me – edited by Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 25 October 2016 Goodreads link Book Depository link My True Love Gave to Me blurb: If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favourite sitcoms, and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young…

  • Grim Lovelies

    Grim Lovelies – Megan Shepherd

    Release date: 2 October 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Grim Lovelies (Grim Lovelies, #1) blurb: Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal…

  • Book Review: The Price Guide to the Occult

    The Price Guide to the Occult – Leslye Walton

    Release date: 13 March 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Price Guide to the Occult blurb: “Disaster can come in all shapes and sizes. It’s best to be prepared.” – Rona Blackburn, witch All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life on the sweet little touristy island she calls home. But then a mysterious…

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    Top 5… books with magic

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘books with MAGIC’. 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 we have coming up! Ahh Shanah, this is a topic I can totally get behind!! So, it may…

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    Top 5… fantasy

    Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘fantasy (YA or adult)’. 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 we have coming up! Shanah, you are EVIL!!! How can you make me pick only five??? I have…

  • 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.…

  • The Girl Who Fell – Violet Grace

    Release date: 3 September 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Girl Who Fell (The Chess Raven Chronicles, #1) blurb: I’m an orphan. A hacker. I grew up with nothing and no one. But it turns out my whole life has been a lie. All of a sudden, I’m a hero, a villain, a weapon, a puppet, and…

  • The Light Fantastic

    The Light Fantastic – Terry Pratchett

    Release date: 2 June 1986 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (link is for clothbound editions; pictures above are the versions I own, the paperbacks which I’m not entirely sure you can buy anymore.) The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2) blurb: As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour.…

  • 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…