So here’s the thing: when I first read the synopsis for this book I was so damn excited to read it. Strong female characters, magic, kilt-wearing warriors, backstabbing, prophecies, and war. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a new high fantasy series, right? And yet, this one didn’t do it for me at all. The […]
“Trust no one, betray everyone.Kill or be killed, always.” This book has been compared to Six of Crows. And while they are both about a group of kids going on a mission, the resemblance stops there. This book isn’t about a group of misfit friends. I would call them a gang of acquaintances at best […]
There are a few key words that, whenever I see them combined to describe a new or new-to-me book, automatically guarantees that that book shall shoot straight to the top of my TBR or Most Anticipated Lists. Witches. France/French/Francophile. Enemies-to-Lovers. There are others of course (dragons come to mind), but needless to say, all I […]
Books and movies inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night are some of my favorite adaptations. Stormrise by Jillian Boehme has strong leanings and similarities to Disney’s Mulan – Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies – and Boehme adds in fantasy elements, so of course the book caught my eye. At the start of the […]
The plot took shape and picked up a great pace, there was so much happening and the story got me more and more invested, so much that I couldn’t have stopped if I tried. It had so much action and mystery, a GREAT political intrigue and some of the BEST plot-twists I’ve read in YA.
“…you’ll come across more bad things this world has to offer. But don’t ever forget that there’s love and kindness in this world too.” I finished this book this morning and I already want to re-read it. I loved every part of Thea and Conall’s story. They were so strong apart, but once together they […]
Set in the beautiful snowed in mountains, Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw follows Nora, a descendant of witches who have long walked the forests of Jackjaw Lake and are said to have come from their very depths. When Nora wanders into the Wicker Woods under the cover of the full moon, she finds something she never […]
This story had all the elements that made me sit up and pay attention – warrior women, centaurs, witches, magic, Game of Thrones level of plotting and backstabbing… And yet…I don’t know what it was about this book, but it just really didn’t vibe with me. There were elements that I really enjoyed, which I’ll […]