• The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

    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…

  • 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…

  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

    The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 26 April 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ – 17/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link 17/10 – because I can. Ratings don’t even have meanings after reading this. I’m just crying and rambling now. I knew that I was going to cry at the end of this series.  I knew it from the moment I finished the first few chapters of The…

  • Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

    Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 21 October 2014 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link This book was probably my least favourite of the series, so I originally gave it 8/10, but then I finished it all and changed them all to 10/10. It’s not often that when I sit down to write a review after finishing a book that I cannot…

  • Discworld 1: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

    The Colour of Magic – Terry Pratchett

    Release date: 24 November 1983 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 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 Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) blurb: On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition…

  • Book Review: The Dream Thieves

    The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 17 September 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Book 1: The Raven Boys The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) blurb: Blue didn’t mean to fall for the Raven Boys, but she has – and the more her life entwines with theirs, the more dangerous it becomes. Ronan is the most dangerous of all. He’s…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Book review: The Scorpio Races

    The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 18 October 2011 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Scorpio Races blurb: It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He…

  • 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.…

  • Winter by Marissa Meyer

    Winter – Marissa Meyer

    Release date: 10 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) blurb: This is not the fairy tale you remember, but it’s one you won’t forget. Winter is admired for her grace, kindness and beauty, despite the scars on her face. She’s said to be even more breathtaking than her step-mother, Queen Levana……

  • The Folk of the Air #1: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

    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…

  • Book review: All the Crooked Saints

    All the Crooked Saints – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 10 October 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link All the Crooked Saints blurb: Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections,…

  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

    Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

    Release date: 16 September 1996 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Neverwhere blurb: UNDER THE STREETS OF LONDON… It’s a place where most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen…

  • Book Review: Blood of the Delphi

    Blood of the Delphi – M. E. Vaughan

    Release date: 28 November 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Blood of the Delphi (The Harmatia Cycle #2) blurb: Rufus Merle is a wanted man.  After twelve years on the run, raising the infant Prince Joshua in secret, the last of the Delphi lie now stands in grave peril. Sick, friendless and out of places to hide,…

  • 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 Sons of Thestian by M. E. Vaughan

    The Sons of Thestian – M. E. Vaughan

    Release date: 24 November 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Sons of Thestian (The Harmatia Cycle #1) blurb: “Fae thinks I can see it. The future.” “Can you?” “I hope not.” The Prince Jionathan is plagued by visions of death.  With the King on his death-bed, and the Queen in power, the Kingdom of Harmatia lies…

  • 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…

  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

    Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 9 August 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) blurb: Be advised that the pages in your hands speak of a girl who was to murder as maestros are to music. A girl some called Pale Daughter.  Or Kingmaker.  Or Crow. A killer of killers, whose tally of endings only the…

  • Magician by Raymond E Feist

    Magician – Raymond E Feist

    Release date: 1 October 1982 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Magician (The Riftwar Saga #1-2) blurb: The world had changed even before I discovered the foreign ship wrecked on the shore below Crydee Castle, but it was the harbinger of the chaos and death that was coming to our door. War had come to the Kingdom of…

  • Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

    Enchantment – Orson Scott Card

    Release date: 1 January 1999 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Enchantment blurb: The moment young Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed.  Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay as still as death – while a malevolent presence stirred in the hidden depths below.…

  • Comfort books

    So, when I’m not feeling well I tend to throw out whatever new release ‘to be read’ pile I have accumulated and there is a handful of books that I always fall back on.  They either invoke a feeling of comfort, or they remind me of a good time from my past (which is basically the same thing as invoking…

  • Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

    Release date: 10 September 2013 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Fangirl blurb: Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together.  Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and…

  • Night Study

    Night Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 26 January 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Night Study (Study series #5; Soulfinder series #2; Chronicles of Ixia #8) blurb: Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s life has been fraught with peril.  But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before.  As…