Category: Reviews

Dec 28
Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

Reviews 0 ★★★

In Saint's Blood, the third instalment of the Greatcoats series, our heroes Falcio, Kest and Brasti struggle to save their country from an ever-growing threat. Their enemies are smarter and stronger, the world is darker, and the stakes have never been higher. While enjoyable, this book felt repetitive and confused, and like the main characters, I mostly felt tired while reading it. Deato mendea valus febletta. The Gods give every man a weakness. The world-building, previously one of my favourite aspects of the series, was confused in this instalment. Not only was there a new enemy -- the relentless God's Needles...

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Jun 04
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Sightwitch is a clever prequel told from Ryber Fortiza’s point of view that sheds light into the events of Truthwitch and Windwitch. Although it’s a prequel, I think readers are best placed to read it after the first two full-length novels.

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Feb 17
Tithe by Holly Black

Tithe by Holly Black

Reviews 0 ★★★

Having loved The Darkest Part of the Forest, I was expecting something surreal and creepy from Tithe. While it delivered on those fronts, it also felt confused and half-hearted. Tithe took a long time to begin. The first part of the novel felt disjointed and slow. It may have been…

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Mar 18
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The third instalment in this series begins almost immediately where The Mime Order left off – with Paige coming to grips with the deception that had been revealed to her. But her tenuous grip on the Mime Order and uneasy alliance with there Rephaim leave her with very little time to recover, especially when a new threat is revealed.

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