Lightlark by Alex Aster

I didn’t really feel like Lightlark was a YA courtesy of the suggestive content which had more in common with indie smut than trad YA fantasy: as it happens, those two genres happen to be my favourite and I read a fair bit in both. I didn’t go into it expecting it to be YA, […]

Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell by Tobias Madden

Oh my gosh, I just loved everything about this. I loved how unlikeable Noah was! I know that sounds weird, right? Noah was selfish, immature, manipulative, and mean to his mum. And I LOVED it. Because it made for excellent conflict. I didn’t like Noah quite as much as I loved Luca in Anything But […]

The Counselors by Jessica Goodman

I really enjoyed Jessica Goodman’s previous novel They’ll Never Catch Us, though I haven’t yet read her debut They Wish They Were us, so when The Counselors (with one L because American spelling) became available on audio at my local library, I went straight to the waiting list. I love listening to thrillers or suspense […]

The Blood Traitor (The Prison Healer #3) by Lynette Noni

Oh gosh, I don’t even know what to say. I loved everything about this book. I loved that Kiva was training her power. I loved the developing relationships with both old and new characters. I loved the plot twists, even if Noni has now trained me to expect at least two and I could guess […]

Night Spinner by Addie Thorley

I will admit that I was a bit apprehensive about this book at first. I thought the blurb sounded really good as a fantasy novel in itself, but then when I saw it was a Hunchback of Notre Dame retelling I hesitated a bit.  It’s not that I don’t like the story: I do, at […]

Bone Crier’s Moon By Kathryn Purdie Hits Every Target

Très magnifique! Bone Crier’s Moon is a really good example of why, even if you didn’t enjoy the author’s first book, sometimes giving a chance to their next series can show remarkable improvement. I was a little reluctant to read the book only because I hadn’t enjoyed Burning Glass and I was a little put […]

What We Devour by Linsey Miller

Linsey Miller is a very special author who produces books that can never be described as generic YA fantasy. This book had so much going for it: incredible worldbuilding, unforced yet passionate diversity, a ruthless yet moral lead character, disability rep, a gender-fluid character whose pronouns kept changing with no explanation (which I found really […]

You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno

I quite enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful, probably even bordering on horror, with a sprinkling of magical realism. I liked the atmospheric writing style. It was suspenseful and evocative, and I found it engaging and entertaining. I like the word choices and how the author kept the audience in suspense for most of the […]

Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha

Watching Hocus Pocus every Halloween is one of my favourite family traditions. I have loved this cult classic ever since I first saw it when I was about 8 years old, and I’m pretty sure Binx is the reason I have 3 black cats. It’s not even Halloween season, but I needed a new audiobook, […]

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