Review: ‘The Last Firefox’ by Lee Newbery (illust. Laura Catalan)

...I turn slowly.The head of the Grendilock is peering back through the curtain of ivy. I can see myself reflected in the empty blackness of its insect eyes.I look afraid. Rating: 4.8/5 paper planes Genre: Children's/Middle-Grade Fantasy; Contemporary Fantasy; Adventure; LGBTQ+; AnimalsPublication: 3 March 2022Pages: 304 (paperback) Synopsis: Between bullies at school and changes at … Continue reading Review: ‘The Last Firefox’ by Lee Newbery (illust. Laura Catalan)

ARC Review: ‘Afterlove’ by Tanya Byrne

All that time she wasted being too careful or too polite or too scared, when, in the end, nothing is as scary as watching your whole life narrow to a single moment that's about to pass, whether you're ready for it to or not.[Quotes from ARC, subject to change in final edition] Rating: 3.8/5 paper … Continue reading ARC Review: ‘Afterlove’ by Tanya Byrne

Review: ‘These Violent Delights’ (‘These Violent Delights’, #1) by Chloe Gong

"Astra inclinant," [Roma] would whisper into the wind, so heartachingly sincere even when quoting in Latin, "sed non obligant."The stars incline us, they do not bind us. Rating: 4.95/5 paper planes Genre: Historical fantasy (retelling, 'Romeo & Juliet')Publication: 17 Nov 2020Pages: 464 (hardcover) Synopsis: The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of … Continue reading Review: ‘These Violent Delights’ (‘These Violent Delights’, #1) by Chloe Gong

Review, Favourite Quotes and Top 5 Reasons to Read ‘Master of One’ by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett

Check out the tour schedule HERE for all the stops! Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA high fantasy (fae)Publication: 10 Nov 2020Pages: 544 (hardcover) Synopsis: Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. 'Master of One' is a fantasy unlike any other. Rags is a thief—an excellent … Continue reading Review, Favourite Quotes and Top 5 Reasons to Read ‘Master of One’ by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett

Review: ‘The Light Between Stars’ (edited by Catherine Fitzsimmons)

If there is any theme that all of these stories have adhered to, it is the idea of the magic in the mundane. Rating: 3.75/5 paper planes Genre: Speculative fiction anthology (SFF, dystopian, alternate historical fiction) Publication: 17th July 2020 Pages: 210 (ebook) Synopsis: Charging selflessly into danger, facing the mortality of an artificially extended … Continue reading Review: ‘The Light Between Stars’ (edited by Catherine Fitzsimmons)

Review: ‘Loveless’ by Alice Oseman

Maybe it's not the heteronormative dream that she grew up wishing for, but...knowing who you are and loving yourself is so much better than that, I think. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA contemporary (LGBTQIA+ coming of age) Publication: 9th July 2020 Pages: 448 Synopsis: Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never … Continue reading Review: ‘Loveless’ by Alice Oseman