The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Please note that this review spoils both the book and the 2020 Disney film adaptation. I have always loved this book. I first read it in high school after I discovered it was written by the same author who wrote White Fang. Now, keep in mind I was at school over the millennium, so this […]

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

This is the third copy of Black Beauty I own. Black Beauty is an incredibly special book to me. Not only was it the first non-picture book I ever read all by myself at age 5 or 6, and when I finished it I immediately started it all over again: it taught me an incredibly […]

Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland

Deathless Divide was the perfect sequel to Dread Nation. PERFECT. Whereas Dread Nation (which everyone lost their minds for, myself included, because Civil War era zombies and a black female warrior lead? Oh. My. God. Yes.) sold itself on ‘combat school for Negro girls’, it really wove in a plot that expanded beyond the school […]

Through the White Wood by Jessica Leake

Through the White Wood appealed to me because I love elemental-based magic, especially when it’s ice/water vs fire: I also learned through reading the book that it’s based in an area of Russia centuries ago, except this version of Russia has real magic. I really liked that it was based here, and it was really […]

The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork

Heather Dixon Wallwork is one of my absolute favourite authors of all time. She wrote Entwined, a 12 Dancing Princesses retelling which I have never reviewed here on the blog because the book is just too precious and the review would basically consist of my screaming for ten minutes. She also wrote Illusionarium, which was […]

Icefall by Matthew J Kirby

What a beautiful coming of age novel. When a Viking king faces war, he packs his three children and a small household off to safety in a hidden hall in a glacier. There’s Asa, the beautiful eldest daughter whose father refuses the bride price offered for her by an older rival king; Harald, the only […]

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw: A Wicked Debut

Hocus Pocus meets Practical Magic. THIS COVERS LOOKS SUPER SHINY AND PRETTY but I didn’t even know because I borrowed an ebook from my library! Consent is an icky issue So this is kind of a novel about consent without it ever really being addressed. There are so many consent issues to think about: consent […]

Cover reveal and ARC review: The Hysterical City (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles #3) by Andrea Berthot

Disclaimer: Andrea Berthot and I are friends on Goodreads. This is because after reading The Heartless City and The Hypnotic City I kind of went all stalkery and wanted her to be my new BFF. This holds absolutely no sway on my opinion of her books because they are fucking awesome whether I say so or not.  […]

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

I originally received a copy of this book for review from Edelweiss, but I have listened to the audiobook for the purposes of this review.   Marketed as a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which is only my favourite fairytale, no big deal, starring a girl in a cloak on the cover and with […]

Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman

Ice Wolves is the story of 12-year-old orphaned homeless boy Anders who, upon finding he can transform into an ice wolf, is separated from his twin sister Rayna, who transforms into the ice wolves’ bitter enemy the scorch dragon. I didn’t know what to expect going in to this. I’ve never read an Amie Kaufman […]