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My Adult Fantasy Written by Women TBR

Why haven't I read these books yet?  As you know, my favorite genre is Fantasy, however, the sad truth of reading life is that my favorite Adult Fantasy books are written by men. While all my favorite YA Fantasy is written by women (and most of my favorite books are written by women), every single… Continue reading My Adult Fantasy Written by Women TBR

2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Libraries, Sorcery and Likeable Demons: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

I love when books surprise me. I just did a post on that actually. And Sorcery of Thorns was that book for me. I skipped the excitement for Enchantment of Ravens, so when I got Sorcery of Thorns in my Owlcrate, I was optimistic about it, but I did not plan to read it soon.… Continue reading Libraries, Sorcery and Likeable Demons: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

2019 releases · fantasy

Necromancers, a Trial and Undead Bullshit: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

I am sure that by now you have heard of Gideon the Ninth, either by my intense screaming about it on Twitter, or by... other people screaming about it online. When I first saw that a new epic science fantasy debut with NECROMANCERS was coming in September, I knew I had to read it, immediately.… Continue reading Necromancers, a Trial and Undead Bullshit: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Promising, But Ultimately Too Generic: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

“The magic poured life into the images, showing his people swathed in bright colors, prospering and using magic freely.”  When I first saw this book on Edelweiss, I immediately knew I needed to read it. I mean, this is a Latinx inspired Fantasy (yay!) with a prince and a faceless thief (Arya Stark vibes???), which… Continue reading Promising, But Ultimately Too Generic: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

2019 releases · fantasy · YA

A King, His General, and His Monster: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

It's no secret that I loved and adored the Six of Crows duology. It's also no secret that I really did not like the Shadow and Bone trilogy. Like, at all (as a matter of fact, here are my reviews for Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm just so you can see). Which is… Continue reading A King, His General, and His Monster: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Political Schemes, Elemental Magic and Found Families: Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

I am quite sure that by now, you are well aware of the love I have and hold for Susan Dennard's The Witchlands series. I have screamed at you about Bloodwitch for months now and it feels surreal to finally have this book in my hands and to be reviewing it after anticipating it for… Continue reading Political Schemes, Elemental Magic and Found Families: Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

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

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

fantasy

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