‘The School for Good and Evil’ Book Tag (original)

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You may know that I'm pretty obsessed with 'The School for Good and Evil' series by Soman Chainani (omg Book 6 releases in a day) - so why not create a book tag inspired by it? It's spoiler-free so you don't have to have read them to do the tag, though of course it's more … Continue reading ‘The School for Good and Evil’ Book Tag (original)

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’

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Buckle up your space train seatbelts folks, because today I'm going to talk about why I love the 'Railhead' books by Philip Reeve! Genre: Sci-fi The Great Network: the place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is merely a petty thief, but when a mysterious stranger sends … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love ‘Railhead’

Happy New Year! (a collection of BTS birthday art + some life updates)

I hope you've all been well...it's definitely been a while since I posted! Looking back, my last blog post was on the 14th November...it's not long till the 14th of January! I'm sorry to have been so inactive... November was somewhat of a wild month for me - I was having job interviews, selling my … Continue reading Happy New Year! (a collection of BTS birthday art + some life updates)

Review: ‘Soul of the Deep’ (‘Skin of the Sea’, #2) by Natasha Bowen

I think of all my own memories, reclaimed and mine. To know where you came from holds so much power over how you feel about yourself. Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA historical fantasy; Mermaids; MythologyPublication: 27 Sep 2022Pages: 304 (hardcover) Synopsis: *CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOOK 1 'SKIN OF THE SEA'* To save those closest … Continue reading Review: ‘Soul of the Deep’ (‘Skin of the Sea’, #2) by Natasha Bowen

Review: ‘The Golden Enclaves’ (‘The Scholomance’, #3) by Naomi Novik

If the garden above was a fairy tale, there was another story being told in this place, one where the children never came home, and smiling wizards drank a soup of bones. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: (Upper) YA Fantasy; Magical Boarding SchoolPublication: 27 Sep 2022Pages: 416 (hardcover) Synopsis: (Mild spoilers for the first two … Continue reading Review: ‘The Golden Enclaves’ (‘The Scholomance’, #3) by Naomi Novik

Review: ‘Medusa’ by Rosie Hewlett

I was beautiful once. I would not recommend it. Rating: 3.75/5 paper planes Genre: Historical fantasy (Greek myth retelling)Publication: April 2021Pages: 204 (paperback) Synopsis: Within the depths of the Underworld the formidable snake-haired Gorgon has finally had enough. Tired of being eternally and unjustly brandished a villain, Medusa has found the courage to face her … Continue reading Review: ‘Medusa’ by Rosie Hewlett

Review: ‘The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester’ by Maya MacGregor

“‘What is it you want, Sam Sylvester? …More than anything, what do you want?'
…‘I want to live,’ I say.” Rating: 3.8/5 paper planes A purple journal, hardback book and phone playing music leaning on a guitar. Around are mini mason jar lights and dried lavender, and the background fabric is dark with small metallic space-themed … Continue reading Review: ‘The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester’ by Maya MacGregor

Review: ‘Under the Whispering Door’ by TJ Klune

"It's life, Wallace. Even when you're dead, it's still life. You exist. You're real. You're strong and brave, and I'm so happy to know you."[All quotes are from the ARC, which may differ to the final version.] Rating: 4.75/5 paper planes Genre: Speculative fiction; contemporary fantasy; paranormal; LGBTQ+Publication: 28 Oct 2021 (United Kingdom)Pages: 373 (hardcover) … Continue reading Review: ‘Under the Whispering Door’ by TJ Klune

Review: ‘Once Upon a Broken Heart’ (‘Once Upon a Broken Heart’, #1) by Stephanie Garber

"I believe there are far more possibilities than happily ever after or tragedy. Every story has the potential for infinite endings."[All quotes are from the ARC, which may differ to the final version.] Rating: 2.75/5 paper planes Genre: YA FantasyPublication: 30 Sep 2021Pages: 408 (hardcover) Synopsis: For as long as she can remember, Evangeline Fox … Continue reading Review: ‘Once Upon a Broken Heart’ (‘Once Upon a Broken Heart’, #1) by Stephanie Garber

Review: ‘Skin of the Sea’ (‘Skin of the Sea’, #1) by Natasha Bowen

"In the water there are many things that mankind doesn't know about...When you peel back the skin of the sea, you never know what you will find."All quotes are from the ARC (advance reader copy), which may differ to the final version. Rating: 3.8/5 paper planes Genre: YA Historical Fantasy (15th Century C.E.); Mythology (West … Continue reading Review: ‘Skin of the Sea’ (‘Skin of the Sea’, #1) by Natasha Bowen

Review: ‘Iron Widow’ (‘Iron Widow’, #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao

He should be the Iron King, and I should be the Iron Queen.Yet Iron Demon and Iron Widow is all they'll let us be.This will not do. I will not let this power go. Rating: 4.75/5 paper planes Genre: YA (I'd say upper range) sci-fi fantasy; mecha; Chinese historical retellingPublication: 7 Oct 2021 (UK)Pages: 394 … Continue reading Review: ‘Iron Widow’ (‘Iron Widow’, #1) by Xiran Jay Zhao

Book Tour Stop! Review: ‘Misrule’ (‘Malice’, #2) by Heather Walter

Green and goldGold and greenA power which we've yet to seeAh, but ne'er will come the dayWhen called a force unknown to Fae. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: High fantasy, retelling (Sleeping Beauty); LGBTQ+Publication: 10 May 2022Pages: 480 (hardback) Synopsis: The Dark Grace is dead. Feared and despised for the sinister power in her veins, … Continue reading Book Tour Stop! Review: ‘Misrule’ (‘Malice’, #2) by Heather Walter