Review: Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 5 of 5 stars   WHEN YOU CAN’T BEAT THE ODDS, CHANGE THE GAME. In reviewing this novel’s predecessor Six of Crows, I made a point of saying that one of my favourite things about the world of Ketterdam and The Dregs was the pervasive darkness that seeped […]

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Gods Forbid We Talk About Sex

Every year, I make a point to re-read one of my favourite book series’ of all time: Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Consisting of three novels (Northern Lights — entitled The Golden Compass in the US — The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), this series marketed for young readers and young adults is a brilliant literary reversal of […]

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Review: Empire of Storms

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas My rating: 3 of 5 stars I hate to admit it, but I think I’m tired of this series. Had you asked me a couple of years ago, when I’d first started this, I’d have told you this series was great. It was fun, fast and action-packed, and […]

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Review: Ghost Talkers

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal My rating: 4 of 5 stars **A massive thank you to Tor Books for providing me a digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley for the purposes of review** I’m a fan of Mary Robinette Kowal. I ate up her Glamourist Histories series like an addict, and upon finishing, […]

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Review: Dragon Tales

Dragon Tales by Bertie Carvel My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4.5/5* Yes, I listened to audio intended for children, and I regret nothing. In all honesty, I picked this up because it’s narrated by Bertie Carvel, whose turn as Jonathan Strange in the BBC adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is so inspiring, […]

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