Genre: Magic

Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

Posted October 30, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

I honestly must be one of the very few people who has yet to read Alexandra Christo’s debut To Kill a Kingdom (though I plan to rectify that shortly) so I wasn’t 100% sure what I would be getting going into this book. Sometimes that’s a good thing though – it can be better not to have any expectations because they usually get dashed, more often than not… I was […]

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

Posted September 27, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

I have been positively giddy with anticipation waiting for Wayward Son; Carry On is one of my all-time favourites and I couldn’t wait for more Simon and Baz content. I couldn’t even wait for the hardcover copy I ordered to release on 3rd October (the special edition signed copy from Waterstones natch). I caved and bought the eBook so I could read it on 24th September (which falls in line […]

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Posted September 26, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I was mulling over my review for Wayward Son when it occurred to me that I had never actually reviewed Carry On (for shame!) and oh, how appropriate that I was just now listening to a playlist on Spotify and Bohemian Rhapsody came on (carry on, carry on…) most fortuitous! It’s definitely a sign. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is a book that completely grabbed me by the lapels and […]

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 […]