Genre: Fantasy

Review: The Dark Vault

Review: The Dark Vault

The Archived Series Is Finally Published In The UK! My love of V. E. Schwab’s work is no secret to frequent readers of the blog, followers on Twitter, anyone who knows me… and frankly to complete strangers too! So you might be surprised to hear that, until now, I hadn’t read any of her work […]

Posted November 13, 2018


Review: The Caged Queen

Review: The Caged Queen

Since reading The Last Namsara last year, I’d been looking forward to the second book in this series, The Caged Queen. Just before I dived in I learned that while The Caged Queen follows on from the events of The Last Namsara chronologically, you don’t have to have read book one to enjoy this. In […]

Posted September 24, 2018


Review: Vengeful

Review: Vengeful

If you haven’t read V.E. Schwab’s Vicious yet, then you simply MUST. Not only is it an incredible work of fiction, but after a four and half year wait, it has a sequel, Vengeful. When I ‘reviewed’ Vicious on Goodreads a few years ago, all I could manage were two words “bloody brilliant”. That statement […]

Posted September 20, 2018


Review: Spinning Silver

Review: Spinning Silver

Having read, and loved, Uprooted when it was first published (you can find my thoughts here), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Naomi Novik’s latest novel, Spinning Silver. Inspired by fairy tales, with specific influence from Rumpelstiltskin, this is a thoroughly enchanting read. A Wee Summary We follow three young women whose paths […]

Posted September 18, 2018


Review: Shiang

Review: Shiang

Having read Darien, Iggulden’s first foray into fantasy, last year, I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on its sequel, Shiang. Ordinarily, I would try to incorporate a spoiler-free summary of the book here but I’m find it really difficult for this book. Shiang is set two years after the happenings in Darien. However, […]

Posted September 10, 2018


Review: City of Lies

Review: City of Lies

A Wee Summary The Bright City of Silasta has seen peace for hundreds of years. It’s from here the Chancellor and his Council (compiled of representatives from the six Credolan Families, and the six Guilds) rule the country. Jovan and Kalina are brother and sister, their Uncle Egan, or their ‘Tasha’, is Chancellor Caslav’s closest […]

Posted August 21, 2018


Review: Smoke In The Sun

Review: Smoke In The Sun

Following the revelations at the end of Flame In The Mist (warning, this post will contain spoilers for book one), I’ve been desperate to read book two, Smoke In The Sun. With Mariko ‘rescued’ from the clutches of the Black Clan by her betrothed, Prince Raiden and her brother, the Dragon of KAi, Kenshin, she […]

Posted May 28, 2018


Review: King of Ashes

Review: King of Ashes

A few years ago I read and enjoyed Raymond E Feist’s Riftwar Saga and have been meaning to read more of his work ever since. So I was delighted to get the chance to read the first novel in his latest series, The Firemane Saga, King of Ashes. The book opens to the aftermath of a […]

Posted May 22, 2018