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 Gilded Ones’ (‘Deathless’, #1) by Namina Forna

"I don't want you to be sorry... I want you to keep the memory of my scars. I need someone to remember what happened to me." Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA high fantasy; feminist fantasyPublication: 9th Feb 2021Pages: 432 (ebook) Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will … Continue reading Review: ‘The Gilded Ones’ (‘Deathless’, #1) by Namina Forna

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 Winter Duke’ by Claire Eliza Bartlett

I picked up the tiara and slid it onto my head. Strength. Pride. Rage. This was the legacy of my family, and if I had to use it to win, I would. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: YA High Fantasy (court intrigue)Publication: March/October 2020 (US/UK)Pages: 400 (hardcover)Synopsis: Once Ekata’s brother is finally named heir to … Continue reading Review: ‘The Winter Duke’ by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Review: ‘Legendborn’ (‘Legendborn’, #1) by Tracy Deonn

"Legends are dangerous, Bree. Don't underestimate them." Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA urban fantasy (Arthurian legend)Publication: 15 Sep 2020Pages: 512 (hardcover) Synopsis: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like … Continue reading Review: ‘Legendborn’ (‘Legendborn’, #1) by Tracy Deonn

Review: ‘A Deadly Education’ (‘Scholomance’, #1) by Naomi Novik

Most wizards have to work at it to steal power from a living thing. There are rituals, exercises of will, voodoo dolls, blood sacrifices. Lots of blood sacrifices. I barely have to try. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA Fantasy (magical boarding school)Publication: 29 Sep 2020Pages: 336 (hardcover) Synopsis: Enter a school of magic unlike … Continue reading Review: ‘A Deadly Education’ (‘Scholomance’, #1) by Naomi Novik

Review: ‘The Raven King’ (‘The Raven Cycle’, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

[Gansey] was a book, and he was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went, and he didn’t want it to be over. Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA paranormal fantasy Publication: April 2016 Length: 11h 51m (audiobook); 439 pages (hardback) Synopsis: All her life, … Continue reading Review: ‘The Raven King’ (‘The Raven Cycle’, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: ‘Feathertide’ by Beth Cartwright

The world doesn't always understand things that are different. Genre: YA Fantasy Publication: 30 July 2020 Pages: 432 (hardback) Synopsis: A girl. A secret. A life-changing journey.  Born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets, Maréa has always known she was different, but never known why. … Continue reading Review: ‘Feathertide’ by Beth Cartwright

Review: ‘Blue Lily, Lily Blue’ (‘The Raven Cycle’, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

“A coward’s heart is no prize, but the man of valour deserves his shining helmet.” Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA Fantasy (paranormal) Publication: October 2014 Pages: 391 (hardback); 10 hours (audiobook) Synopsis: Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which … Continue reading Review: ‘Blue Lily, Lily Blue’ (‘The Raven Cycle’, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater