The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

The Queen’s Rising is a beautiful and imaginative story about Brienna, a young woman torn between identities, and the journey she takes to help reclaim her heritage. The tale starts in a kind of quasi-French or other Western European Rennaissance-era kind of place where a very describable goal for children and young people is to […]

Avenged by Amy Tintera

I absolutely adored Ruined, the first book in this series, so when Avenged came up on Edelweiss to review, I jumped at the chance. That was in 2016, ahead of the May 2017 release date. That was before my life changed forever and I only read 12 books in 2017. Unfortunately Ruined was not one […]

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake

One Dark Throne continues the story from Three Dark Crowns, where three magically-powered triplet queens must murder each other until one is crowned Queen of Fennbirn Island. To be honest, this book was a little lacking for me. The final rating for me is 3.5, rounded up to 4 in some cases, mostly because the […]

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

I wanted to save this review for December but just for now I’ll say that I was going to give up on this book at about 20% in because I just couldn’t buy the premise, I couldn’t suspend my disbelief because I really hate those concepts like Dead Like Me where the character is dead […]

Shattered: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

The Glass Spare tells the fascinating story of a young princess named Wil, the fourth child and only daughter of a powerful and ruthless king, who wants nothing more than to travel the world. When she is attacked she discovers she has the power to turn living things into crystals and gemstones, and she goes […]

Before She Ignites is a Slow Burn But Worth It

A spoiled, privileged, none-too-smart girl with a mental illness is thrown into the most awful of jails and must content with a cruel prison guard who is determined to uncover the secrets that put her there. Mira is the Hopebearer, nothing more than a pretty face and a voice for the Luminary Council to placate […]

Beautiful Broken Girls

Beautiful Broken Girls

Man, these girls were broken long before anyone even died. Two sisters lead a completely sheltered life and when their promiscuous cousin dies, they seemingly commit suicide by drowning in the local quarry pool shortly afterwards. The younger sister, Mina, left several notes to her ex-boyfriend explaining why they died but in a convoluted way […]

Long May She Reign Reigned Long In My Heart

Freya is twenty-third in line to the throne, so she’s never meant to be queen. Until a mass murder at a feast leaves her on the throne. The question is, who is responsible for the murders, and are they angry they missed Freya? Will they come after her? And how can she make being queen […]

Sun Sets on Study Series as Dawn Study Ends

I don’t even know where to start with this book. You know how each instalment of a series is supposed to be more epic than the last? Well, at one point Snyder has something like 28 characters ‘onscreen’, all with different motivations, characterisations, and backstories, including small children with more sass than they have the […]

Frostblood will heat your desire for more awesome fantasy!

When Ruby is captured and sent to prison for being a Fireblood in a land ruled by Frostbloods, she is unexpectedly rescued by a group of monks who want to use her to challenge the rule of the current Frostblood king. But Ruby will first have to master her uncontrollable pyromancy if she’s to stand […]