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REVIEW: My Throat An Open Grave by Tori Bovalino

My Throat An Open Grave is Tori Bovalino’s third YA horror novel. After taking us through dark academia and the Goblin Market, this looks at the ideas behind changelings. Leah’s little brother has been...

REVIEW: The Prisoner’s Throne by Holly Black

With the Stolen Heir duology, Holly Black takes us back to the fae realms of her Folk of the Air series. For those familiar with the series, The Stolen Heir and The Prisoner’s Throne...

REVIEW: Venom & Vow by Anna-Marie McLemore and Elliot McLemore

I have long been a fan of Anna-Marie McLemore’s writing. Their work is haunting and lyrical, language as beautiful as the stories are impactful. In a bit of a change from their previous work,...

REVIEW: The Last Bloodcarver by Vanessa Le

Vanessa Le’s The Last Bloodcarver is a Vietnamese-influenced YA fantasy. Set in a world in which rare blood magic allows wielders to heal, they are ostracised and hunted for their power. The fear of...

REVIEW: The Night Hunt by Alexandra Christo

Atia is a killer. She is also a lost girl, one who has had to deal with grief and loss. Alexandra Christo’s The Night Hunt is high on the scale of moral greyness we...

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...