The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black [Review]

Please note, dear friends, this review will contain spoilers for the first two books in the series, The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King. In this trilogy, collectively called The Folk of the Air, Holly Black has created a rich, beautiful, dangerous and alluring world, one I could not wait to get back to inContinue reading “The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black [Review]”

Esme’s Wish – Elizabeth Foster [Book Review]

Blurb When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother, Ariane – so why can’t she? But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’sContinue reading “Esme’s Wish – Elizabeth Foster [Book Review]”

Blogtober Day Eleven: Witches

Day One: Spooky TBR    /   Day Two: October Releases    /   Day Three: Bookish Autumn Bucket List    /   Day Four: Perfect Cosy Reading Nook    /   Day Five: Top 5 Disney Villains    /   Day Six: Strong Woman Horror Trope    /   Day Seven: Reading Snacks    /   Day Eight: 5 Autumn Reads Continue reading “Blogtober Day Eleven: Witches”

Blogtober Day 8: Five Autumn Reads

Day One: Spooky TBR    /   Day Two: October Releases    /   Day Three: Bookish Autumn Bucket List    /   Day Four: Perfect Cosy Reading Nook    /   Day Five: Top 5 Disney Villains    /   Day Six: Strong Woman Horror Trope    /   Day Seven: Reading Snacks Challenge List – Anniek’s Library  I loveContinue reading “Blogtober Day 8: Five Autumn Reads”

PROMPT #1: The Egg, Part 2 (Fantasy)

Part One Vetta lay before the fire, stretched out with her great head on her huge paws, looking every bit the house cat, if she weren’t ten times larger. Shadows flickered across her black and orange stripes, as Kas held up the egg. Eggs liked heat. So they kept this one as close to itContinue reading “PROMPT #1: The Egg, Part 2 (Fantasy)”

PROMPT #1: The Egg (Fantasy)

Prompt taken from website Self Publishing School. More details on why I’m doing writing prompts can be found on this post. Write about a character who finds an odd-looking egg in the forest. When they take it home, they never could have predicted what was inside it. Characters: Kas (human) and Vette (witch turned tiger). Hunters forContinue reading “PROMPT #1: The Egg (Fantasy)”

Spin The Dawn – Elizabeth Lim [Books]

Firstly, look at that cover. It is absolutely stunning, and I spent ages just looking at both before and after reading Spin The Dawn. This novel is the story of Maia, a young woman who wants to become the best tailor in the land. However, standing in the way is the fact she is a woman,Continue reading “Spin The Dawn – Elizabeth Lim [Books]”

The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen [Books]

Dear friends, One thing I want you to understand, is I will never disguise my feelings about a book on this blog. I will, however, always try to find the good in something. But if I say I liked a book, I liked it. If I gush about how great it is, I absolutely lovedContinue reading “The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen [Books]”

The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]

I only recently started reading Victoria Schwab’s novels. I started with City of Ghosts, then read A Darker Shade of Magic, shortly before going to an author event in Waterstones, Cardiff, where I picked up the next two Shades of Magic books and The Near Witch, money being the only thing stopping me from pickingContinue reading “The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]”

Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]

Twisted Tales is a series of books presenting different twists on various well-known Disney stories, and Mirror, Mirror is the sixth in the series, following on from novels about Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Mulan. Five of the previous novels were written by Liz Braswell, with Reflection, the Mulan story, writtenContinue reading “Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]”