2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Court Politics, Awful People and Stress: The Wicked King by Holly Black

“Kiss me again,” he says, drunk and foolish. “Kiss me until I am sick of it.” Did anyone doubt I was gonna use that quote? No one did. I read The Cruel Prince last year and really loved it. It was on my end of the year favorites, despite my 4-star rating and somewhat complicated… Continue reading Court Politics, Awful People and Stress: The Wicked King by Holly Black

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fantasy · YA

Seriously, Everyone Needs to Get Themselves a Personality: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

“When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.”  When I decided to reread Shadow and Bone (full review HERE) and continue on with this series, I did not necessarily expect to fall in love with it. But I did hope that it will at least be fun. Or that I would come to understand The… Continue reading Seriously, Everyone Needs to Get Themselves a Personality: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

fantasy · YA

Make It Russian and Call It Fantasy: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

"Like calls to like." You all know the Six of Crows duology is one of my favorite series in the world (Janel, refrain from insulting my reading taste, please lmao). And back when I decided to read it, I figured I should just start with the Grisha trilogy and then move to SoC. But I… Continue reading Make It Russian and Call It Fantasy: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

2018 releases · fantasy · YA

Deceit, Faeries and Wickedness: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

"It's like fighting, except what we're fighting for is to crawl inside each other's skin." For the longest time, I avoided Holly Black's book. I don't have any reason for that. None at all. But I had a strong feeling that I would dislike her books and I kept ignoring all the praise they were… Continue reading Deceit, Faeries and Wickedness: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

2018 releases · fantasy · YA

Three Warriors, Two Clans and One Painfully Mediocre Book: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

“Vegr yfir fjor.” Honor above life.”  I am sure all of you have heard of Sky in the Deep. It's one of the buzziest YA releases of the year and it's one of those that I was apprehensive to pick up. It gave me a lot of The Last Namsara vibes, and I really disliked… Continue reading Three Warriors, Two Clans and One Painfully Mediocre Book: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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Pantheons, Roadtrips and Roadside Attractions: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”  I decided to finally pick up American Gods, which has been on my TBR for ages and of which I had a copy since… Continue reading Pantheons, Roadtrips and Roadside Attractions: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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Duels, Swords and a Monstrous Horse: Traitor’s Blade by Sebastian de Castell

"The first rule of the sword is - put the pointy end in the other man." I bought this book rather impulsively, without really knowing anything about it. I loved the cover (duh) and I decided to get the book, even though I haven't heard anyone talk about it previously. Turns out - that worked… Continue reading Duels, Swords and a Monstrous Horse: Traitor’s Blade by Sebastian de Castell