Genre: Fantasy

World After by Susan Ee

Posted January 18, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 5 Comments
World After by Susan Ee

World After is the long-anticipated sequel to Angelfall – a self-published novel by Susan Ee which seemed to sprout wings and take off (bad pun intended!) when it was released two years ago. Angelfall was a massive success which seemed to take the book blogosphere by storm. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the sequel especially since the first book ended with a colossal cliff-hanger. But the real question is does […]

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Posted January 5, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

I really enjoyed Unearthly by Cynthia Hand but at the same time did not quite understand why it appealed to me so much. I am not a huge fan of ‘angel’ themes in Young Adult paranormal novels. Probably the only book of this ilk I have enjoyed previously was Angelfall by Susan Ee but that is because it broke a lot of the conventions of this particular brand of paranormal […]

Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Posted September 19, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong

This novella is narrated by Paige, who was the narrator of Dime Store Magic and Industrial Magic, books 3 and 4 of the Women of the Otherworld series. Paige doesn’t seem to be the most popular narrator of the series but I have always liked her so it was good to get back inside her head (so to speak). Of course, Lucas, Savannah and Adam also feature prominently in this […]

Forbidden by Kelley Armstrong

Posted September 10, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Forbidden by Kelley Armstrong

Forbidden is a novella set in the same world as her Women of the Otherworld series. It is mainly told from the point of view of Elena Michaels, the original narrator of the series, and one of my personal favourites (along with Eve). Elena, who is preparing to step into the position of alpha, and her mate Clayton Danvers, have to travel to a nearby town to come to the […]

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

Posted August 29, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

Shadowfell is the first book in a new YA series by Juliet Marillier and although it was not quite as magical an experience as her earlier Sevenwaters series, it did not disappoint. This is the story of Neryn, a young girl with certain ‘canny’ gifts that have made her a target. She has had to keep hidden, never staying long in any one place for fear of discovery. She has heard of […]