I have read every single book Rebecca has written and I’ve loved every new one just as much as the last. My love for Dreams Lie Beneath starts with just that cover. It is a strange choice for me because as a rule I don’t like covers with people on them. Fanart style is acceptable […]
[Diane’s Review]: Gallant by V. E. Schwab
Eerie And Utterly Devourable Read! When I first saw this book pitched as Crimson Peak meets The Secret Garden I really had no idea what to expect as I never really envisioned those two things intersecting. But Schwab really found a way to weave these two very different concepts into something both captivating and horrific. […]
[Skye’s Review:] A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson
A Forgery of Roses is a story rich in sisterhood, magic, and mystery. If you’re looking for a book with a unique magic system, look no further. Our main character, Myra, is a prodigy which means she can heal through her paintings. However, being a prodigy means a life of hiding. As usual, when there […]
[Emily’s Review]: A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S Olson
Myra Whitlock has a gift. One many would kill for.
She’s an artist whose portraits alter people’s real-life bodies, a talent she must hide from those who would kidnap, blackmail, and worse in order to control it. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone.
But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor’s dead son. Desperate, Myra ventures to his legendary stone mansion.
Once she arrives, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. Someone dangerous lurks within these glittering halls. Someone harboring a disturbing obsession with portrait magic.
Myra cannot do the painting until she knows what really happened, so she turns to the governor’s older son, a captivating redheaded poet. Together, they delve into the family’s most shadowed affairs, racing to uncover the truth before the secret Myra spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.
[Caitlyn’s Review:] Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye
Blood Scion is a dark-as-they-come YA fantasy novel filled with detailed and developed world building and a similarly complex heroine, Sloan. Sloan is 15 years old with magic running through her veins. As a Scion, Sloan is a gifted with magic from the Orisha gods and has the power to call forth fire and flame. […]
[Diane’s Review]: A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft
A Magic Alchemical Fox Hunt? Why Yes, Very Much So! A Far Wilder Magic has undoubtedly been one of my favourite reads of 2022. Allison never ceases to create real, beautifully flawed, relatable characters who make you laugh and cry all in one paragraph. Margaret is an aloof outcast who prefers guns and her dog […]
[Skye’s Review]: Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli
Edgewood is the type of story that grows on you. It quietly thrusts its roots in you from the very first page, maintaining a solid, invisible grip on you that you don’t feel until it’s too late. Before you know it, you find yourself halfway through the book with no desire to stop reading. This […]
[Caitlyn’s Review]: From Dust, a Flame by Rebecca Podos
What I truly love about fantasy at any level is its ability to invite readers into various cultures, seeped in ethnic and religious symbolism. I love books that introduce me to the pagan rituals of medieval Russia and the godly war of ancient Greece; they invite a new perspective, a new nuance to a tried-and-true […]