Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty|#2 The Daevabad Trilogy

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Return to Daevabad in the spellbinding sequel to THE CITY OF BRASS. Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabadand quickly discovered she would needContinue reading “Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty|#2 The Daevabad Trilogy”

Book Review: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa|A terrific world building|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.Continue reading “Book Review: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa|A terrific world building|”

6 reasons why ‘The Priory of the Orange Tree’ by Samantha Shannon is as promising as it looks

Blurb (as on Goodreads): The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she isContinue reading “6 reasons why ‘The Priory of the Orange Tree’ by Samantha Shannon is as promising as it looks”

ARC Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians… When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money toContinue reading “ARC Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease”

Review: The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden|Winternight #3

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen. Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and forContinue reading “Review: The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden|Winternight #3”

Book Review: And the Ocean was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

Blurb (as on Goodreads): With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba’s pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth,Continue reading “Book Review: And the Ocean was Our Sky by Patrick Ness”

Book Review: The Fork, The Witch and The Worm by Christopher Paolini

Blurb (as on Goodreads): A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks:Continue reading “Book Review: The Fork, The Witch and The Worm by Christopher Paolini”

e-ARC Review: Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts (Chronicles of The One #2)

Blurb (as on Goodreads): They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by natureContinue reading “e-ARC Review: Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts (Chronicles of The One #2)”

The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin|The best children’s book I have read in years|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace… Poppy and Erasmus are certain there’s something peculiar going on in Suds, and they’re determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover theContinue reading “The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin|The best children’s book I have read in years|”

Book Review: The Sultanpur Chronicles – Shadowed City by Anchala Upendran

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Darkness looms over the Sultanpuri Empire… From the freezing mountains of Firozia to the high waves that break on Karizen’s rocky cliffs; from the cities and souks of Dastakar to the djinn-filled Western Desert, the Sultanpuri Empire, a rich collection of kingdoms and states, has lived in peace for over 300 years.Continue reading “Book Review: The Sultanpur Chronicles – Shadowed City by Anchala Upendran”