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The Priory of the Orange Tree* by Samantha Shannon

May 4, 2020
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

848 pages of utter brilliance. There's a moment when reading a fantasy book that everything just clicks. You remember the characters from previous chapters and things start to knit together. Previously unrelating storylines begin to converge and it's so exciting. The Priory of the Orange Tree did just that but to a level, I've never before read. The world within this novel is unbelievably vast with so much…

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Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

April 25, 2020
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (review here) was one of my favourites in the Wayward Children's series. I adored Jack and Jill's characters from the first book because they were such difficult characters to like in a way. Jill looks like she got spit out of a cupcake and Jack is very methodical and suave. I love that she always wears gloves, like a science-y Kaz Brekker. …

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The Book of Koli* Blog Tour

April 21, 2020
The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey

Firstly, a huge thank you to Orbit and Compulsive Readers for having me on this tour. The Girl with All the Gifts is one of my favourite books and has a fantastic film adaptation so I thought I knew what I was getting into with this book. Some kind of dystopia stemming from nature. I was right....until I really wasn't. This book is unlike anything I've ever read…

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

April 1, 2020
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

This book was both nothing like I expected and exactly what I expected. Let me explain. I did not for a second think that this was going to be an urban fantasy, gun-toting, futuristic drug-using, skype conference call type book. I imagined medieval-style fantasy ala Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses. It was nothing of the sort. There were werewolves, vampires, fae, nymphs, every…

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In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

January 21, 2020
In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

I'm finally up to date with this series again, well for now. Unsurprisingly, I adored this book. It was so atmospheric and heartbreaking. In this book, we follow Lundy, one of the most prominent characters of the first book in the series and how she both found her door and lost her door. You know from the offset that there isn't going to be a happily ever after…