Cruel Crown is a bind of two novellas set in the world of Red Queen. These novellas open up the world and allow us a glimpse into two fascinating characters – Queen Coriane (Cal’s mother) and Farley.
Waer by Meg Caddy is an accomplished début that takes readers into a fantasy land where legends roam alongside humans and werewolves. A rarity of its kind – a standalone – Waer is an great example of a well-crafted YA fantasy.
Coming to the end of any series is a bittersweet experience, but reading A Tangle of Gold – the concluding volume in the spellbinding The Colours of Madeleine series – was especially emotional for me. It’s hard to believe that my adventure with Madeleine and Elliot, and my time in Cello and Cambridge, is over.
I really enjoyed The Sin Eater’s Daughter! It combines a few refreshingly unique concepts with a cool fantasy world and some interesting characters. It has its flaws, but I could overlook them because of its conceptual brilliance and lush storytelling.
Is there more? There’s more right? There are at least … fifteen sounds like a reasonable number … novels planned in this world, right. Right!?
An eerie tale of ghosts, hauntings and gate-keepers, Afterlight is a gorgeous work of magical realism set in the sinister alleyways of Melbourne.
I enjoyed Broken Sky, the first book in The Broken Trilogy from the very first page. Something about it just grabbed me. The setting and the concepts it explored were interesting, and the protagonist was awesome.
Night Study, the fifth instalment in the Study series, and second in the Soulfinders series, is everything we’ve come to expect from Snyder. Exciting, action packed, full of twist and turns that will keep you guessing, this book will leave you desperate for more.
I feel oddly duped by Marked. I was expecting a paranormal-urban fantasy with some detective/crime vibes, and what I got was a paranormal romance that reminded me of the Merry Gentry books by Laurell K. Hamilton.
I found a lot to like in Glass Sword. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a stronger sequel by far. It rose above the admittedly low bar that Red Queen had set. A good sequel that builds and expands on the foundations of its predecessor.