Cassandra Clare

City of Bones {& Shadowhunters}

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Book 1) Author: Cassandra Clare | Publisher: Walker Books Ltd I really wanted to like City of Bones. I swear, I tried! I’ve read so many great reviews of this series, so many people seem to love it, that I really thought there must be something in it. Maybe… Continue reading City of Bones {& Shadowhunters}

Ben Aaronovitch

The Moon Over Soho

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz The second book in the popular Peter Grant series, Moon over Soho lives up to every expectation set for the reader by the excellent Rivers of London. If anything, it’s just better: slicker, smarter, and even more addictive simply because you’re already invested in the characters. Let’s just get… Continue reading The Moon Over Soho

Zen Cho

Can Zen Cho’s ‘The True Queen’ avoid the second book curse…?

Author: Zen Cho | Publisher: Penguin Random House The enchanted island of Janda Baik, in the Malay Archipelago, has long been home to witches. And Muna and her sister Sakti wake on its shores under a curse, which has quite stolen away their memories. Their only hope of salvation lies in distant Britain, where the… Continue reading Can Zen Cho’s ‘The True Queen’ avoid the second book curse…?

Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown

Author: Zen Cho | Publisher: Pan In Regency London, Zacharias Wythe is England's first African Sorcerer Royal. He leads the eminent Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, but a malicious faction seeks to remove him by fair means or foul. Meanwhile, the Society is failing its vital duty - to keep stable the levels of magic… Continue reading Sorcerer to the Crown

Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches

I decided to do the Book2Screen Challenge this year and I’m focusing solely on books with a TV series adaptation. If you’re going to talk about films, I feel like you should be able to do so intelligently – and I don’t know a lot about sound or camera techniques. TV is somehow easier... I… Continue reading A Discovery of Witches

Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Blades

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett | Publisher: Jo Fletcher A generation ago the city of Voortyashtan was the stronghold of the god of war and death, the birthplace of fearsome supernatural sentinels who killed and subjugated millions. But that was then. Now the god is dead and the city lies in ruins, a wasteland of sectarian… Continue reading City of Blades

Genevieve Cogman

The Lost Plot

Author: Genevieve Cogman | Publisher: Pan Books I don’t know what more I can say about The Invisible Library series… I mean, at this point it’s just a given that I’m going to absolutely love every new book! The first book, The Invisible Library, completely blew me away, and, while I do think the second,… Continue reading The Lost Plot