• Book review: The Caged Queen

    The Caged Queen – Kristen Ciccarelli

    Release date: 25 September 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Caged Queen (Iskari, #2) blurb: Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that when they were angry, mirrors shattered, and when they were happy, flowers bloomed. Roa and Essie called this magic the hum, and it forged them together – until a terrible accident took Essie’s life and trapped her decaying soul in this world. Dax – heir to Firgaard’s throne – was responsible for the accident. Roa swore to hate him forever.…

  • What If It's Us

    What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

    Release date: 9 October 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link What If It’s Us blurb: ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a show-stopping romance when you least expect it. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what…

  • Kings Rising

    Kings Rising – C. S. Pacat

    Release date: 7 July 2015 (originally self-published 28 January 2014) Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link (original cover) Book Depository link (new cover) Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3) blurb: His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master, Prince Laurent, as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill. On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilising for war. Damen’s only…

  • Shadow Kiss

    Shadow Kiss – Richelle Mead

    Release date: 2 January 2008 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) blurb: WHAT IF FOLLOWING HER HEART MEANS ROSE COULD LOSE HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER? Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose…

  • 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 the haunted one, the darkest, the most raven. His dreams invade reality and confuse what is true. With magic growing stronger around them, now is a time to be wary. Before…

  • 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 is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She…

  • Illuminae

    Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 1 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) blurb: The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, exes Kady and Ezra – who are barely even talking to each other – are forced to fight their way onto the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship hot…

  • 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: 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, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars. At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to…

  • The Raven Boys

    The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 3 January 2012 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Normally when I write a book review I wait until I have read the entire book before I start, but there was something about this book that I had to start putting my thoughts down around a third of the way in. Stiefvater’s writing is magical.  It has this lilting prose feeling about it that sweeps you away into the story, but at the same time you find yourself admiring the gust of wind that you’ve been…

  • Neverwhere

    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 between the cracks. Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his…

  • Godsgrave

    Godsgrave – Jay Kristoff

    Release date: 5 September 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2) blurb: A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff. Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo,…

  • The Upside of Unrequited

    The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 11 April 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Upside of Unrequited blurb: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love – she’s lived through it twenty-six times.  She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret.  Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection.  So she’s careful.  Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s…

  • Nevernight

    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 goddess and I truly know. Destined to destroy empires, Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Six years later, the child…