Genre: Fantasy & Magic

The Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather

Posted January 1, 2018 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
The Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather

The Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather is a rare beast indeed. A book that weaves themes of magic and dystopia – two of my favourite genres so rarely mixed together. A young girl called Kenadee experiences a trauma as a child. Her elder brother Eli was discovered to have magic. He is taken away (possibly killed) by the evil President (think President Snow from the Hunger Games but even more diabolical). […]

Coral and Bone by Tiffany Daune

Posted December 31, 2017 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Coral and Bone by Tiffany Daune

Coral and Bone by Tiffany Daune is a book about mermaids and sirens that manages to have a very different take on their mythology (another personal favourite of mine is Teeth). The main character Halen discovers that she has a secret destiny and powers she had only ever dreamed of possessing. There is also a boy that keeps sneaking his way into her thoughts. She draws him over and over […]

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Posted April 30, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

I love fairy tale retellings and I can clearly recall picking up Princess of the Midnight Ball a few years ago specifically because I saw it was a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The only other interpretation of this story that I have read was Juliet Marillier’s excellent Wildwood Dancing, which is a personal favourite. That may be the reason I put off reading this one for so long, fearing […]

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Posted August 11, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

To say I was excited about Fool’s Assassin would be a complete understatement. I have been a massive fan of Robin Hobb’s The Realm of the Elderlings saga for years. It is my favourite fantasy series and Fitz and The Fool are two characters very dear to my heart. I felt heartbroken at the ending of Fool’s Fate – I couldn’t believe after journeying through so many ups and downs with these […]

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted February 16, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I am not sure how Maggie Stiefvater does it but every time I read one of her books I fall a little bit more in love with her writing. To say that I enjoyed The Raven Boys would be a gross understatement. I absolutely loved every minute of it and was so disappointed when I got to the end (and so relieved that I waited until the second book The […]