Shades of Magic: A Gathering of Shadows – Let the Games Begin!

In Parts 7 and 8 of A Gathering of Shadows, the Element Games finally(!) get underway, and there’s a surprise development or two in store, both on and off the stage…

Shades of Magic: A Gathering of Shadows, or How to Make Friends and Influence People

So I’m playing a bit of catch-up with my reviews for this book, having missed last week thanks to a worrying slump in my motivation for… well, everything. But things are a little better now, so I’m making the most of it. And so here we are. Let’s do this!

Shades of Magic: A Gathering of Shadows, Part 1

In the first part of A Gathering of Shadows, Lila seems to be doing well for herself as a privateer – but the same cannot be said for the brothers Maresh. Oh, and it’s probably going to get worse before it gets better. And how… This review covers Parts 1 and 2 of the book, […]

Review: Wintersong, by S. Jae-Jones

  Publisher: Titan Books (UK) Series/Stand-alone: Stand-alone Genre: YA fantasy; fairytale retelling Publication date: February 7th 2017 This edition: Paperback, advance review copy   All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her spirit and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen, Liesl can’t help but feel that her […]

[Read Along] The Tale of Yin, Part 3

It’s the final part of this Read Along today! This goes against the schedule a little bit, but we have an explanation for this: Prior to actually reading this book, we hadn’t realised that Part 3, Sea Tales (which I would have hosted for), consisted only of a small handful of short or interlude-type stories […]

[Read Along] The Tale of Yin, Part 2

It’s time to discuss Part 2 of this book, “A Tree of Branches”, and in it there are some pretty heartbreaking developments – but some happier ones follow it! There’s also a lot of reader puzzlement in it, for me… Our host this week is Imyril at, and you can stay up to date […]

[Read Along] The Tale of Yin, Part 1

Welcome to a shiny new Read Along! The Tale of Yin by Joyce Chng is a duology of YA fantasy novellas, and thus is a nice diversion from the more adult/action-y kind of books we’ve been reading so far for this group. Part 1 covers Book 1: A Sea of Waves (with spoilers!), and our host is […]

Cover Reveal: Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen

More picturesque goodness today! This time it’s the turn of Danielle L. Jensen’s sequel to last year’s impressive debut, Stolen Songbird! Notable for being the only YA title to survive the closure of Strange Chemistry via adoption under the main Angry Robot imprint, this book is already gathering pre-publication steam and some excited buzz in […]

Review: Vowed by Liz de Jager

As I sit here in the winter morning darkness, typing by lamp light and inhaling tea and feeling rather conflicted about this whole getting-up-early thing, I wonder if this might be my last proper review of the year. If so, it cheers me to know that the book in question was bloodydamn awesome. The Blackhart […]

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