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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. …

Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

April 19, 2020
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

I remember wholeheartedly loving the Seraphina books when I read them around seven-ish and five-ish years ago. I'm pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to slip back into this world without any real confusion, a testament to Rachel Hartman's worldbuilding skills. Tess of the Road, whilst it's a companion series will greatly benefit from having been read after the Seraphina books. A lot of characters reappear within…

Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

The Near Witch by V.E Schwab

April 15, 2020
The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

I loved reading one of V.E. Schwab's first books. It was so lovely to see where her writing developed from. The Near Witch reminds me very much of Joseph Delaney's Wardstone Chronicles series which was one of my favourites growing up and remains so today. There's a quaintness to the story as though it's one that could've been told to naughty children in the area. Which is exactly…