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

Mini-Review: ‘Rumaysa: A Fairytale’ by Radiya Hafiza

[H]er favourite book, 'One Thousand and One Nights'...had beautiful drawings of palaces and animals, women in hijabs and men in magnificent robes. It was a relief to step into someone else's life and escape her tower room, if even just for a moment. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Children's fantasy; fairytale retellingsPublication: 1 April 2021Pages: … Continue reading Mini-Review: ‘Rumaysa: A Fairytale’ by Radiya Hafiza

Review: ‘The Charmed Wife’ by Olga Grushin

All I want is to be free - free of him, free of my past, free of my story.Free of myself, the way I was when I was with him. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Fantasy (fairytale retellings); feminism; postmodern literaturePublication: 21 Jan 2021Pages: 288 (hardcover) Synopsis (from Goodreads): Cinderella married the man of her … Continue reading Review: ‘The Charmed Wife’ by Olga Grushin

Thursday Tunes 🎶: The Last Ever After

Woah... TWO SGE related posts in a row?? Madness. This week's playlist: 'The Last Ever After' ('The School for Good and Evil', #3) This is one of my more detailed SGE playlists (see embedded at bottom) - probably because I started making these playlists while reading TLEA back in 2017. (You can read my review … Continue reading Thursday Tunes 🎶: The Last Ever After

Thursday Tunes 🎶: The School for Good and Evil

This week: The School for Good and Evil This playlist is inspired by 'The School for Good and Evil' by Soman Chainani, the first instalment in one of my favourite fantasy series! I began making this playlist almost three years ago, and I keep adding to it as and when I find new songs that … Continue reading Thursday Tunes 🎶: The School for Good and Evil

Review: ‘White as Milk, Red as Blood’ by Franz von Schönwerth and Shelley Tanaka (illust. Willow Dawson)

Do not look for me, for you will not find me, even if you walk until you wear out these iron shoes. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ (2/5 stars) Genre: Fairy tales (collection) Synopsis: This book offers twenty-three illustrated fairy tales for grown-ups, collected by Franz von Schönwerth, a contemporary of the Brothers Grimm - these were … Continue reading Review: ‘White as Milk, Red as Blood’ by Franz von Schönwerth and Shelley Tanaka (illust. Willow Dawson)

Mini-Review: The Wind in the Wall by Sally Gardner (illust. Rovina Cai)

Forgive me. It was a foolishness. Wishes are such sweet profanities; they fall so carelessly from the mouth. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4/5) Genre: Historical fantasy short story (graphic novel) Synopsis: 'I have no idea how long I have been incarcerated in these ancient walls . . . Let me explain how I find … Continue reading Mini-Review: The Wind in the Wall by Sally Gardner (illust. Rovina Cai)

Review: Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman (illust. Colleen Doran)

Lies and half-truths fall like snow, covering the things that I remember, the things I saw. A landscape, unrecognizable after a snowfall - that is what she has made of my life. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4.5/5) Genre: Fantasy (Snow White retelling)/Graphic novelisation Publication: Aug 2019 (originally 1994) Synopsis: Once upon a time, a … Continue reading Review: Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman (illust. Colleen Doran)

Review: Tinder by Sally Gardner (illust. David Roberts)

My name is Otto Hundebiss. I was born in war, raised in war; in war I lost my family. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4.8/5 stars) Genre: Fantasy (retelling)/Graphic Novel Synopsis: Wounded in battle, Otto Hundebiss is tired of war. When he defies Death, he finds himself on a dangerous path to a realm of … Continue reading Review: Tinder by Sally Gardner (illust. David Roberts)

Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight, #1)

Before the end, you will pluck snowdrops at midwinter, die by your own choosing, and weep for a nightingale. Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (4.99/5) What's This Book About? Genre: Historical Fantasy Synopsis: At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year, and by the fire, in the long nights, little … Continue reading Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Winternight, #1)