Book Review | The Waking Forest

It’s been a while since I’ve read a young adult fantasy book. So I have been on the lookout for a new one to pick up. Alyssa Wees’s debut novel, The Waking Forest caught my attention. It’s marketed as “Pan’s Labyrinth meets The Hazel Wood” and I was was immediately sold. (All reviews are spoiler-free […]

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Book Review | The Women’s War

The words “feminist fantasy” are a major weakness for me. I love fantasy, and I really love feminist literature, so I kind of have to read any book marketed that way. Naturally, I was sold as soon as I read the synopsis for Jenna Glass’s debut novel, The Women’s War. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) […]

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Book Review | The Mermaid

Once in a while, you come across a book that is the perfect mix of things you love. I’ve been a huge fan of Christina Henry for years, and when I saw her most recent release, The Mermaid, I knew I would love it. And not just because the cover is pretty. (All reviews are spoiler-free […]

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Book Review | Once Upon a River

 Once upon a time, before Goodreads and book blogs, I read Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale and fell in love. Now, it’s been a while, so I don’t remember very much (reading a hundred plus books a year means they all kind of blur together at some point), but I do remember the feeling it gave me. […]

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Book Review | City of Ghosts

It’s been a while since I’ve read middle grade fiction. But I could not resist the combination of Victoria Schwab and one of my favorite cities in the world, Edinburgh. Also the cover. And there is a cat. This book is like my kryptonite. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) Cassidy […]

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Book Review | Spinning Silver

Rumpelstiltskin has been my favorite fairy tale since I was a little girl. So, naturally, I had to read Naomi Novik’s take on it. I loved Uprooted, and knew Spinning Silver would be no different. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father […]

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Book Review | From Unseen Fire

I am always intrigued by alternate histories, especially ones with magic. So when I read the synopsis of Cass Morris’s From Unseen Fire, I knew I needed to read it. (The cover didn’t hurt, either.) What would have happened if Ancient Rome had mages on it’s side? (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From […]

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