Shattered: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

The Glass Spare tells the fascinating story of a young princess named Wil, the fourth child and only daughter of a powerful and ruthless king, who wants nothing more than to travel the world. When she is attacked she discovers she has the power to turn living things into crystals and gemstones, and she goes […]

Book Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Title: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) Author: Marie Rutkoski Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Release Date:  4th March 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fantasy, Romance Format: Hardcover Page Count: 355 Source: Purchased Rating: Seventeen year old Kestrel, the general’s daughter, buys an attractive slave at an auction and grows attracted to him. The slave, […]

ARC Book Review: The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison

Title: The Rose Throne (The Rose Throne #1) Author: Mette Ivie Harrison Publisher: Egmont USA Release Date:  14 May 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Format: e-ARC Page Count: 400 Source: Netgalley Rating: 2.5 hearts – rounded up because I’m nice. Expectation: Reality: I was beyond excited to read this book because it has several things in it that drive […]

ARC Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

ARC Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Celaena Sardothian is rescued from a death camp by a handsome prince – but she’s an assassin, and must compete in a series of tests alongside other equally criminal hardened men for the chance to become the King’s Champion, a hero for hire for four years before earning her freedom once more. Sarah J Maas’ […]

Audio Book Review: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Publisher: Listening Library Publishing Date: September 28 2004 Genre: Children, Fantasy Format: Audio Book (unabridged) My rating: The Amber Spyglass is the third and final book in the His Dark Materials trilogy and tells the closing chapter of Lyra and Will’s tale – and also that of Dr Mary Malone, a few random miniature spies that ride dragonflies, Mrs […]

ARC Book Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Publisher: Razorbill Publishing Date: December 11 2012 Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance Format: E-arc Page count: 412 (paperback) My rating: Falling Kingdoms pulls no punches. It’s exactly about what the title says. No ambiguity there. When a peasant boy is killed by a noble of another kingdom, the leaders of the two poor adjacent lands decide it’s the perfect opportunity to […]

Audio Book Review: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

Publisher: Listening Library Publishing Date: November 2003 Genre: Children, Fantasy Format: Audio Book (unabridged) My rating: The Subtle Knife is Book 2 of the His Dark Materials trilogy, and the audiobook is an unabridged version narrated by the author and performed by a full cast. Lyra has left her world and stumbled into a strange, adult-less city called Citagazze, […]

Book Review: Ash by Malinda Lo

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publishing Date: September 1 2009 Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance Format: Hardcover Page count: 264 My rating: When Ash’s mother, full of fairy tales and knowledge of the old ways, dies, her father remarries a woman who brings two horrendous daughters to the household. Well, Ash is a Cinderella retelling, so that bit should […]

Book Review: Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

Publisher: Mira Books Publishing Date: June 1 2004 Genre: Fantasy Format: Paperback Page count: 409 My rating: When Yelena is saved from execution only to become the General’s new food taster, captive in this position by a poison due to kill her in two days if she does not regularly take the rare antidote, she acknowledges this only chance to […]

ARC Book Review: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Publisher: Faber and Faber/Macmillan Publishing Date: October 16 2012 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Dystopia Format: e-ARC Page count: 368 (paperback) My rating: When Adelice slips up at her compulsory testing and accidentally weaves time and space in front of the selectors, she is pulled from her home in the middle of the night to become a Spinster – a woman […]