The Black Witch

Author: Laurie Forest | Publisher: Harlequin Teen The Black Witch was rather hit and miss for me. There were so many things I absolutely adored about the book, but I found it a little slow going and a little immature in parts. That being said, I hadn’t realised The Black Witch was teen fiction when…

Harry Potter You’re Not Good Enough #Tag

The You’re Not Good Enough Tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Beccathebookreviewer. And Laura at Live Love Read had the idea to make a Harry Potter edition! I saw it first on Hammock of Books (which is an awesome blog, and you should definitely check it out). Rules: Write 30 character’s names on pieces of paper. Put them…

The Red Queen

Author: Christina Henry | Publisher: Titan Books The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter: a quest they will not forsake even…

The Tethered Mage

Author: Melissa Caruso | Publisher: Orbit Books In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled – taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a…

The Great Illusion: An Informal History of Prohibition

Author: Herbert Asbury | Publisher: Dover Publications The Great Illusion is a fast paced, detailed and interesting look at why prohibition came about, and why, ultimately, it failed as an experiment. If you enjoy history, or are interested in the period, this is a must read. Asbury has a compelling tone and the book is…

Pyre at the Eyreholme Trust

Author: Lyn Darrow | Publisher: Less Than Three Press In Temperance City, the streets are ruled by spelled-up gangsters, whose magic turf wars serve as a constant backdrop to civilian life. With magic strictly regulated, Eli Coello—whip-smart jewelry salesman by day, sultry torch singer by night—has always found it advantageous to hide his magical affinity…

Upcoming…

I took a little break from blogging for a week, due to moving house and the intense and ridiculous heat in London. Ok, I know that everyone in America, India, Australia, pretty much every other country in the world, is laughing at the idea of England being “hot”. But it was. And I don’t deal…

Vivienne Westwood

Author: Vivienne Westwood & Ian Kelly | Publisher: Picador I’ve been AFK this week. We moved house last weekend, which was chaotic, and then it’s just been so bloody hot in London! I do not cope well with hot weather… I think I’ve just been sat in front of the fan in my underpants for…

The ‘I Spy’ Book Challenge

I saw this tag on Becky @ Books of a Bookaholic ‘s blog, and she tagged me in to have a go! Not going to lie to you, this one was HARD! Go check out how it should be done on Becky’s blog, if you get a chance. Because some of the ones I came…

The Sentinel’s Reign

Author: Suzanne Rogerson | Self-published Having thoroughly enjoyed the first in the series, The Lost Sentinel, I was excited to continue the adventure with The Sentinel’s Reign; and I wasn’t disappointed. You can read my review of The Lost Sentinel here. Classic, character-driven, fantasy, The Sentinel’s Reign picks up right where The Lost Sentinel left…