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…?

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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

Genevieve Cogman

The Burning Page

Author: Genevieve Cogman | Publisher: Pan When it's your job to save the day - where do you start? Librarian spy Irene has standards to maintain, especially while on probation. And absconding from a mission via a besieged building doesn't look good. But when her escape route home goes up in flames, what's a spy… Continue reading The Burning Page

Sharon Pape

Magick & Mayhem

Author: Sharon Pape | Publisher: Lyrical Underground Thanks to changing jobs, I'm now working crazy long hours, in an open plan office, which means I don't get the opportunity to read as much anymore. So long, super serious books have gone on the back burner. I just can't bring myself to start something I know… Continue reading Magick & Mayhem