Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision

I was initially drawn to this book because it was about forbidden elemental-based magic. By all accounts, Bree was a normal child brought up by her father, having been told that her mother died in childbirth, and she was kept ignorant of her father’s complicated past. Bree and her father ran a pub or a […]

Assistant to the Villain by Hannah Nicole Maehrer

So this was a hyped book. Allegedly. OK truth be told, I didn’t see ANY hype for this book outside of the Australian publishers doing an ARC call out (thank you SO MUCH to Penguin Random House Australia for sending me a copy of the book for review!) and of course, the adorable author’s own […]

Fantasy Books Are Not Always Medieval

I’m so annoyed at readers disliking fantasy books because they’re ‘too modern’. Characters using modern language but also dragons, oh noes, how can this be? Fantasy books are not always set in medieval times. They are not historical with magic. They are set in entirely different worlds. I know that some of the most popular […]

Struggling to Re-Read

As a child, I was an avid reader. I was the kid who could always be found with a book in hand, exploring new worlds, and discovering exciting adventures within the pages of well-worn paperbacks. However, what truly set me apart was my penchant for rereading those beloved tales, over and over again. Back then, […]

Iron Flame (The Empyrean #2) by Rebecca Yarros

I DID IT. I listened to a 28 hour audiobook in under 3 weeks. I’ve never done that before lololol. I was worried that having a 600 page book come out so quickly after the phenomenal success of Fourth Wing (six months between releases which is quite rare in traditional publishing) meant that the book […]