• Reviews

    Review: The Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey

    The Wolf and The WaterThe Wolf and the Water by Josie Jaffrey
    Series: Deluge #1
    Genre: Fantasy
    Published by: Silver Sun Books
    Pages: 268
    Release date: 08/10/2020
    Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
    Where to find: Goodreads
    Trigger warnings: Violence, murder, death, racism, ableism, slavery, misogyny, parental abuse, miscarriage, sexual assault
    Summary: Some secrets are worth killing for.

    The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls of the dead clamour for release. Or so the priesthood says.

    Kala has never had any reason to doubt their word – until her father dies in suspicious circumstances that implicate the city’s high priest. She’s determined to investigate, but she has a more immediate problem: the laws of the city require her mother to remarry straight away.

    Kala’s new stepfather is a monster, but his son Leon is something altogether more dangerous: kind.

    With her family fractured and the investigation putting her life in danger, the last thing Kala needs is romance. She would rather ignore Leon entirely, however difficult he makes it. But when she learns the truth of what really clamours behind the wall at the end of the valley, she faces a choice: share what she knows and jeopardise her escape, or abandon him to his fate along with the rest of the city.

    If she doesn’t move fast, then no one will make it out of the valley alive.

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  • Book List,  Discussion

    5 Books by Black Authors that I Love

    Hey friends! October is Black History Month in the UK, so i thought I would share some of my favourite books written by Black authors. These are all books that I have read and loved, and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you check them out. I will also be sharing 5 books by Black authors on my TBR that I am excited to read later in the week, so keep an eye out for that.

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  • Blog Tour,  Reviews

    Blog Tour: Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly (Review)

    Hey friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly and I am sharing my review with you. Enjoy!

    PoisonedPoisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
    Genre: Young Adult | Retelling | Fantasy
    Published by: Hot Key Books
    Pages: 432
    Release date: 20/10/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: Beautiful Sophie, with lips as red as blood, skin as pale as snow, and hair as dark as night, is about to come of age and inherit her father’s throne. But Sophie’s stepmother wants rid of her – beautiful she may be, but too weak and foolish to reign. And Sophie believes her, as she believes all the things that have been said about her – all the poisonous words people use to keep girls like her from becoming too powerful, too strong.

    When the huntsman carries out his orders of killing Sophie, she finds a fire burning inside her that will not be extinguished, and sets off to reclaim what was taken from her.

    Jennifer Donnelly turns her feminist eye to this most delicious of fairy tales and shows Snow White as she’s never been seen before.

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  • Reviews

    Review: The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

    The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray, #2)The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman
    Series: The Devouring Gray #2 (book 1 review)
    Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
    Published by: Titan Books
    Pages: 405
    Release date: 21/04/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: The teenagers of Four Paths must save their home.

    Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat looms in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realize the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most–her and Justin’s father.

    May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town–Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it.

    Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most.

    With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, all of the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all.

    But maybe the monster they truly need to slay has never been the Beast…

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  • Reviews

    Review: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

    The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray, #1)The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
    Series: The Devouring Gray #1
    Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
    Published by: Titan Books
    Pages: 400
    Release date: 16/04/2019
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: Branches and stones, daggers and bones,
    They locked the Beast away.

    After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn’t: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.

    Justin Hawthorne’s bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray—a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family’s powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can’t let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.

    Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny-to what extent, even she doesn’t yet know.

    The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. When Violet accidentally unleashes the monster, all three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families’ abilities—before the Gray devours them all.

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  • Blog Tour

    Blog Tour: The White Phoenix by Catherine Randall (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The White Phoenix by Catherine Randall and I am bringing you a guest post from Catherine about why she wrote the book and why it is important to her. Enjoy!

    The White Phoenix by Catherine Randall
    Genre: Historical MG
    Published by: Book Guild Publishing
    Pages: 200
    Release date: 28/08/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: London, 1666. After the sudden death of her father, thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hopper and her mother must take over THE WHITE PHOENIX – the family bookshop in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. But England is at war with France and dire prophecies abound. As rumours of invasion and plague spread, Lizzie battles prejudice, blackmail and mob violence to protect the bookshop she loves. When the Great Fire of London breaks out, Lizzie must rescue more than just the bookshop. Can she now save the friend she wasn’t supposed to have? CAN THE WHITE PHOENIX RISE FROM THE ASHES?

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