• 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 artists. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got magic, so he’s an outsider; the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail – he killed…

  • Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard

    Release date: 9 February 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) blurb: Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare…

  • Book review: Crooked Kingdom

    Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 27 September 2016 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) blurb: Jesper tapped his fingers restlessly. “Has anyone noticed this whole city is looking for us, mad at us or wants to kill us?” “So?” said Kaz. “Well, usually it’s just half the city.” Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off the most daring heist imaginable.  But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re fighting for their lives. As old enemies and new rivals descend on the city,…

  • 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…

  • Six of Crows

    Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 29 September 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) blurb: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams.  But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never been breached) Retrieve a hostage (who could unleash magical havoc on the world) Survive long enough to collect his reward (and spend it) Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on…

  • Red Queen

    Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

    Release date: 10 February 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Red Queen (Red Queen series #1) blurb: This is a world divided by blood – Red or Silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers.  And to seventeen-year-old Mare, a red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. But Mare possesses a deadly power of her own.  One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of her potential, the Silvers hide Mare in…