Divine Rivals (Letters of Enchantment #1) By Rebecca Ross

I had seen this book around and dismissed it, not because I didn’t like the author, because I do (I quite enjoyed her debut novel The Queen’s Rising), but because I have zero interest in stories set in World War I and II. It wasn’t until the book won the  Goodreads Choice Award Winner for […]

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

My first DNF of 2024. I find this novel incredibly unengaging. I like Schwab as a writer. I enjoyed both The Near Witch and The Invisible Life of Addie Larou. Schwab has a lyrical, whimsical, old-fashioned style of writing where every word is a masterpiece carefully woven together. The worldbuilding is lush and I feel […]

Vengeance of the Pirate Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #3) by Tricia Levenseller

I really enjoyed this tale, a revisit to Levenseller’s popular Pirate Queen series starring said queen’s misanthropic pirate assassin Sorinda accidentally unleashing a threat to the world while on a rescue mission. Sorinda’s characterisation was top tier. She was deadly without being one of those stuck up entitled fake assassins we see so often in […]

Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision

I was initially drawn to this book because it was about forbidden elemental-based magic. By all accounts, Bree was a normal child brought up by her father, having been told that her mother died in childbirth, and she was kept ignorant of her father’s complicated past. Bree and her father ran a pub or a […]

When You Get The Chance by Emma Lord

This book was fantastic. I was a little hesitant in the opening chapters because I wasn’t sure I would get invested in a weird rivals-to-lovers where the main characters already thinks the rival is hot as fuck, but in the end the strength of the rival character won out. I recall at first wanting there […]

Loveless by Alice Oseman

Loveless by Alice Oseman introduces readers to the complexities of aroace (aromantic asexual) identities mainly through the character of Georgia. This book delves into Georgia’s journey of self-discovery and acceptance, highlighting her challenges in understanding her aroace orientation. Funnily enough, Loveless wasn’t my first ace book… or even my second. I didn’t realise I was […]

Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard

I am mad at myself for waiting so long to dive into Destination Anywhere, but in my defence, the title and blurb are… not great. It’s downright misleading. The main character, Peyton, doesn’t just randomly buy the first plane ticket she can: she researches where she’s going and carefully chooses Canada. It’s a lovely title, […]

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas is this author’s debut, and as much as I enjoyed it, I think I enjoyed her later novels more. I definitely feel that she grew as a writer through her next few novels. This one felt a bit like a mystery, but never really pulled off suspense or thriller […]

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