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 […]

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

This review contains unmarked spoilers for the end of the book. I really enjoyed most of this book, right up until the ending. For the most part, I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed the characterisation of our two leads, Revna and Linae: both of them absolutely furious at the world for the hypocrisy […]

A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell

I quite enjoyed A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell, who I followed on Twitter even before she announced her book deal. I was drawn to the concept of the creepy forest, and yes, to be honest I was also drawn to a book that dared to put a fat character front and centre, […]

The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni

I genuinely think it’s harder to write a 5 star review than it is to write a 1 star review. It’s hard to list what a book does so well when it does everything so well. I genuinely had no issues with this book at all and enjoyed every minute of it. This book is […]

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Considering this was published in 2011, I’m surprised this is my first Victoria Schwab novel. What’s even weirder is that I tried so very hard to listen to this on audio but my god the narrator is so bad. She’s basically reading a list with no emotional input whatsoever. I was so frustrated listening that […]

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

I originally received this as an ARC that I was unable to read in 2020 due to nearly dying (my bad!). So this review is super late, however I did purchase my own physical copy. I loved how urban myths and old wives tales were woven so seamlessly into this alternate 1980s London. The worldbuilding […]

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

For the Wolf appears to be a Little Red Riding Hood retelling: the main character is called Red and she wears a red cloak, which is a point of interest on the cover. There’s a scary dark wood and a Big Bad Wolf. But don’t be fooled. This isn’t a cool interpretation of Little Red […]