Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria

Despite it taking me literally forever to read this book, I did really enjoy it. This book was published in November 2022 and I am finally reviewing it in April 2023 after taking far too long to finish it. I have no excuse. Despite enjoying it, it didn’t grip me and prevent me from putting […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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