2021 releases · fantasy

The Helm of Midnight by Marina J. Lostetter Review

Goodreads blurb: In a daring and deadly heist, thieves have made away with an artifact of terrible power--the death mask of Louis Charbon. Made by a master craftsman, it is imbued with the spirit of a monster from history, a serial murderer who terrorized the city with a series of gruesome murders. Now Charbon is… Continue reading The Helm of Midnight by Marina J. Lostetter Review

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What Was The Reason – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab Review

Goodreads blurb: Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of… Continue reading What Was The Reason – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab Review

2020 releases · fantasy

Time to Cry and Talk About Rin Making Wrong Decisions ONLY: The Burning God by R. F. Kuang Review

The time has come to talk about The Burning God and if it's too early for you, it was to early for this series to be over and here we are. This year has definitely been The Poppy War year for me and since November is almost over, I can say that this series will… Continue reading Time to Cry and Talk About Rin Making Wrong Decisions ONLY: The Burning God by R. F. Kuang Review

2019 releases · fantasy

The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang Review

If you are following me somewhere else on the internet, you know by know that I developed a serious obsession with R.F. Kuang's The Poppy War series and the obsession is here to stay. I absolutely adored the first book in the series, it is definitely one of my top reads of this year and… Continue reading The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang Review

2018 releases · fantasy

This Book Lives in My Mind Rent Free: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang Review

I've been meaning to read The Poppy War ever since it started making rounds in the community, but ever since I got super busy, I tend to save longer Fantasy books for the hypothetical situation in which I have more free time. But I just have to accept the fact that I never seem to… Continue reading This Book Lives in My Mind Rent Free: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang Review

2020 releases · fantasy

Seriously, What Did I Just Read: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Review

If you follow me anywhere on social media or if you have been following this blog for the past year, you will know that Gideon the Ninth was one of my favorite books of 2019. It's also one of my favorite reviews I have ever written. Naturally, I was super excited for the sequel after… Continue reading Seriously, What Did I Just Read: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Review

fantasy · The Minis

The Minis: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Welcome to a mini, bite-sized review of The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden! I feel like I can't properly review follow-up books in series, because I feel like they only make sense in contrast with the first book, so I think doing mini-reviews for them makes sense. The Girl in the Tower is… Continue reading The Minis: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

2020 releases · fantasy

This Book Is About a Vodka-Drinking Dragon: Highfire by Eoin Colfer

I am a huge fan of Colfer's writing — Artemis Fowl was one of my favorite series growing up and one I was super attached to. It's highly inventive and engaging, and I remember reading it because a classmate in elementary school recommended it, so it's one of the first series I really got super… Continue reading This Book Is About a Vodka-Drinking Dragon: Highfire by Eoin Colfer

2019 releases · fantasy

Review: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

I cannot believe that I actually finished a series I started while I was blogging. I haven't finished a lot of series ever since I started getting into blogging and the bookish community, but The Folk of the Air series is one that really gripped me from the first book. I always thought of my… Continue reading Review: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Make It French and Call It Fantasy: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Everyone and their mother here knows how much I love the hate-to-love trope and how well the enemies-to-lovers set up works for me. So when I saw Serpent & Dove with its gorgeous cover, I knew I had to read it. Not only was it enemies to lovers, it was a witch and witch hunter… Continue reading Make It French and Call It Fantasy: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

2019 releases · fantasy

Asgard, 19th Century London, and Magic: Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee

Loki is one of my favorite characters in the Marvel comicverse and I absolutely love him and his portrayal in the MCU. Which is why I was super excited to see that Mackenzi Lee was writing a Loki book. I personally enjoyed her previous novels, and I was excited to see what she would do… Continue reading Asgard, 19th Century London, and Magic: Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee

2019 releases · fantasy

Stories, Doors and Other Worlds: The Ten Thousand Doors of January

I remember seeing the proofs for this book online and thinking, this is the most gorgeous review copy I have ever seen. And then I saw that this was about a girl who opens Doors (capital D) to another world, and I was completely sold. I requested a review copy from Orbit UK, thinking they… Continue reading Stories, Doors and Other Worlds: The Ten Thousand Doors of January