Review: ‘Unravel the Dusk’ (‘The Blood of Stars’, #2) by Elizabeth Lim

"You said that I am your oath now," I whispered, "so I bind you to me. No matter what happens, come back on the ninth day of the ninth month. Every year, I will wait for you - by the sea where I grew up, back home in Port Kamalan." Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: … Continue reading Review: ‘Unravel the Dusk’ (‘The Blood of Stars’, #2) by Elizabeth Lim

Review: ‘Spin the Dawn’ (‘The Blood of Stars’, #1) by Elizabeth Lim

Day after day and night after night, she spun the dawn and unraveled the dusk. Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasyPublication: 4 March 2021 (originally published 9 July 2019 in hardback)Pages: 416 (paperback) Synopsis (from Hachette): On the fringes of the Great Spice Road, Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the … Continue reading Review: ‘Spin the Dawn’ (‘The Blood of Stars’, #1) by Elizabeth Lim

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

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: ‘Court of Lions’ (‘Mirage’, #2) by Somaiya Daud

Sacred fire only ever came to the brave and courageous. Hope was given to a person who might reshape the world... For We have sent unto you a Sign. See it and take heed. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA science-fiction fantasyPublication: 6 Aug 2020Pages: 336 (e-book) Synopsis: Amani, kidnapped into serving as a body … Continue reading Review: ‘Court of Lions’ (‘Mirage’, #2) by Somaiya Daud

Review: ‘The Space Between Worlds’ by Micaiah Johnson

I have seen two worlds now and the space between. We are a wonder... Rating: 4.8/5 paper planes Genre: Science fiction (parallel universes, interdimensional travel) Publication: 4 Aug 2020 Pages: 336 pages (hardback) Synopsis: The multiverse business is booming, but there's just one catch: no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still … Continue reading Review: ‘The Space Between Worlds’ by Micaiah Johnson

Review: ‘The Extraordinaries’ (‘The Extraordinaries’, #1) by TJ Klune

“I need my own origin story,” Nick announced grandly. “I'm going to become an Extraordinary.”“Nicky, no.”“Nicky, yes!” Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasy (superheroes); LGBTQ+; coming-of-age Publication: 16th July 2020 Synopsis: Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. In Nova City, there are 'Extraordinaries', capable of impossible feats. Shadow Star protects the city … Continue reading Review: ‘The Extraordinaries’ (‘The Extraordinaries’, #1) by TJ Klune