Dust Spells by Andrea Lynn

Dust Spells by Andrea Lynn is a young adult historical fantasy novel that I think is best described as 12 Dancing Princesses meets The Diviners by Libba Bray. It’s set in the 1930s in the Dust Bowl and tells the story of three sisters and one vagrant who discover a magical world where not all […]

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

So I kind of missed the hype on this book (as I so often do). It was published in 2020 and it has, as of March 2024, over a quarter of a million ratings on Goodreads, which means more than that many have read the book. I actually wasn’t even that interested in reading this […]

Fourth Wing (The Empyrean #1) by Rebecca Yarros

I’m not being funny when I say this is written for the ADHD generation. There is no inciting incident. I’m not a huge stickler for ‘writing rules’ (except grammar, and don’t confuse your homophones) because books do successfully break them, and books these days are coming out more and more without inciting incidents. And why, […]

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 […]

Phantom Heart by Kelly Creagh

I have many feelings about this book. First of all, I think it did an absolutely wonderful job of telling a tale inspired by Gaston Leroux’s beloved gothic classic, The Phantom of the Opera, better known to many people worldwide by the phenomenal West End musical and lesser known from the gorgeous but not quite […]

Bookish and the Beast (Once Upon a Con #3) by Ashley Poston

So basically my favourite fairy tale taking place in my favourite fake fandom (Starfield) by one of my most recent favourite authors… I just loved everything about this book. It’s the third in a series, so the worldbuilding was already established and didn’t need to be as heavy as the previous two books – though […]

Midnight Sun (Twilight #5) by Stephenie Meyer

Yes, I’m going to review this! 15 years after Twilight was released, Meyer finally released her much-awaited retelling of book 1 from Edward’s point of view. And although it was a mammoth tome, topping in at over 750 pages, I did enjoy it. I think this book’s strength comes from having already read the previous […]

This Heart of Mine by CC Hunter

I’ve been really getting into YA mysteries lately, and though it’s really macabre, I love an investigation into whether an alleged suicide is actually a suicide. I picked this book because it sounded really interesting with a heart transplant twist, with the main female character receiving visions from her donor, who just happens to be […]

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 […]