Dance of Thieves

Author: Mary E. Pearson | Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. I have just realised how much fantasy I’ve been reading lately. I mean, I don’t think I’ve read anything else for a while! This needs to be addressed… So, sorry if anyone is getting bored reading reviews for fantasy books! I promise, I do like…

WWW Wednesday

This is my second WWW Wednesday. I’m not the most reliable on doing tags every week… I totally have good intentions, but then… Something else shiny comes along and I forget about them… Whoops! But I had so much fun reading everyone’s WWW’s today – I forgot how much I love this tag. And I…

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…

Onyx and Ivory [Book Review]

Author: Mindee Arnett | Publisher: Harper Collins They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Cast out of the nobility, Kate now works for the royal courier service. Only the most skilled ride for the Relay and only the…

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…

Why Mummy Swears

Author: Gill Simms | Publisher: Harper Collins It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports camps, child minder slots, not to…

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…