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: ‘Pride’ by Ibi Zoboi (narr. Elizabeth Acevedo)

Genre: YA contemporary romance; retelling ('Pride and Prejudice')Publication: 18 Sep 2018Listening length: 6 hours (1x speed) Synopsis: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, … Continue reading Review: ‘Pride’ by Ibi Zoboi (narr. Elizabeth Acevedo)

Review: ‘Girl, Serpent, Thorn’ by Melissa Bashardoust (ARC)

[Soraya] had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. She had been alone long enough to know which one she was. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasy (retelling, Persian mythology) Publication date: 7th July 2020 Synopsis: There was and there was not, as all stories begin, … Continue reading Review: ‘Girl, Serpent, Thorn’ by Melissa Bashardoust (ARC)

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: 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: And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness (illust. Rovina Cai)

"Whales and their precious prophecies. 'We must do this. It has been prophesied.' You relieve yourself of choice. Relieve yourself of consequences. Torture me, harm me, kill me. Do all these things, but do not pretend there is a must. That is how evil is rationalized." Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4.5/5 stars) Genre: Fantasy … Continue reading Review: And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness (illust. Rovina Cai)

Review: Once and Future (Once and Future, #1) by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Find ArthurTrain ArthurNudge Arthur onto the nearest throneDefeat the greatest evil in the worldUnite all of mankind Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (A little disappointing, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.) What's This Book About?Genre: Science-Fiction Fantasy RetellingSynopsis: When Ari Helix, a interplanetary fugitive refugee, crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient … Continue reading Review: Once and Future (Once and Future, #1) by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy