• Fire Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 19 February 2008 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Fire Study (Study series #3; Chronicles of Ixia #3) blurb: The apprenticeship is over – now the real test has begun When word that Yelena is a soulfinder – able to capture and release souls – spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy.  Already Yelena’s unusual abilities and…

  • Magic Study

    Magic Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 October 2006 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Magic Study (Study series #2; Chronicles of Ixia #2) blurb: You know your life is complicated when you miss your days as a poison taster… With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be united with the family she’d been stolen from long ago, Yelena…

  • 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…

  • Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

    Poison Study – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 1 October 2005 Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Poison Study (Study series #1; Chronicles of Ixia #1) blurb: On the eve of her execution for murder, Yelena Zaltana is offered an incredible reprieve – on the condition that she becomes the food taster for the military leader of Ixia, Commander Ambrose. Avoiding poison is the…

  • Book review: The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

    The Rook – Daniel O’Malley

    Release date: 11 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Rook (Checquy Files #1) blurb: “Dear you, the body you are wearing used to be mine” A woman awakens in a London park, dripping wet and surrounded by corpses wearing latex gloves.  In her pocket is a letter from her previous self: Rook Thomas, a superpowered…