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REVIEW: The Curse of Saints by Kate Dramis

In The Curse of Saints, the first in a trilogy from debut author Kate Dramis, we are introduced to a kingdom rife with the power of Visya’s; individuals who are blessed with affinities of...

REVIEW: Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Strangely, it’s the macabre and eerie intimacy with death that feels normal so it’s no extreme statement that gentleness within this casually gothic world would ensnare me as Death has in Adalyn Grace’s Belladonna....

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REVIEW: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Sue Lynn Tan’s debut Daughter of the Moon Goddess is inspired by the Chinese legend of Chang’e and Houyi, although it is set years after that story ends. Xingyin is the daughter of the...

REVIEW: Blackheart Knights by Laure Eve

New interpretations of Arthurian myths are hardly new by definition. These stories have been reshaped and told for centuries. In the last few years alone there have been countless variations – from Lavie Tidhar’s...

REVIEW: Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Visually, the proof of Threadneedle by Cari Thomas is one of the most stunning advance copies I’ve been sent. The cover looks like embroidery, to match main character Anna’s magic, based on threads and...

REVIEW: Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn

Of Honey and Wildfires is a novel by Sarah Chorn (The Bookworm Blues website, Seraphina’s Lament). I was a huge fan of Seraphina’s Lament and enjoy her reviews, so this was an anticipated read....

REVIEW: Widdershins by Alex Alexander

Widdershins begins in the slums, where we meet our protagonist Niclas. It’s difficult to call him hero, as he’s a pretty simple lad and if we’re being honest, he’s not the sharpest tool in...

REVIEW: The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

In the post-pandemic America of Kristin Cast’s young adult novel The Key To Fear, life in the city of Westfall is entirely geared towards staying safe and healthy. Fifty years after the Cerberus virus...

REVIEW: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is a rollicking urban fantasy by the prolific Garth Nix, taking place in a slightly-alternate version of the titular city, in the year 1983. Shortly after her 18th birthday,...

REVIEW: Fable by Adrienne Young

Adrienne Young’s new novel Fable is, in essence, a story about a daughter’s longing for family. The bestselling author mentions in the afterword that the idea for the book came to her just a...