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 […]

The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields

WOW. Just wow. I didn’t quite know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t that. And funnily enough, although I specifically don’t like zombies, I don’t mind magic based on bones? I guess the difference there is whether the corpse is rotting or the bones are clean. Sorry for that mental image. I got from […]

Is Bone Crier’s Dawn (Bone Crier’s Moon #2) by Kathryn Purdie a PERFECT SEQUEL?

I don’t know what to say about this book that I didn’t already say about its predecessor, Bone Crier’s Moon. I absolutely loved it. The conflicts were all so wonderfully customised to the characters, the characters were all beautiful and I would die for them with excellent relationship development, and even the romances were really […]

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 […]

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

See my original review on The Moonlight Library. I first read a sample ARC of this book, which I think was about one-quarter long, in 2015, so instead of deleting that review entirely I am going to rewrite bits and pieces of it now that I have read the complete book. The sample was provided […]

The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker

I really liked this book by debut author Kylie Lee Baker. I’m not sure if it’s #ownvoices but I feel like it might be. Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami Ren Scarborough must complete three tasks set to her by the Japanese goddess of death, after escaping England for using her forbidden power against her […]

The Midnight Girls by Alicia Jasinska

I am so happy I got to finish 2021 with an amazing read. I was truly impressed with this book and I enjoyed every minute of it. I listened to it on audio and I was enjoying it so much that I went and bought a hard copy before I even finished the book, and […]

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