Red Sister

Author: Mark Lawrence | Publisher: Harper Voyager It’s not until you’re broken that you find your sharpest edge “I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin” At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since…

Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo | Publisher: Macmillan Better late than never, Ashley and I finally found the time to have a chat about our Book Club book for August: Six of Crows… Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy…

Tempests and Slaughter

Author: Tamora Pierce | Publisher: Harper Voyager I received Tempests and Slaughter as an ARC, and was super excited. Firstly, Harper Voyager have published some of my all-time favourite books. So, ok, maybe I was fan-girling a little… And I have fond memories of reading Tamora Pierce books as a kid. Unfortunately, I have to…

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…

City of Stairs

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett | Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books In the city of stairs, nothing is as it seems. You’ve got to be careful when you’re chasing a murderer through Bulikov, for the world is not as it should be in that city. When the gods were destroyed and all worship of them banned by…

The Lost Sentinel [Book Review]

Author: Suzanne Rogerson | Self-published The Assembly controls Kalaya. Originally set up to govern, they now persecute those with magic and exile them to the Turrak Mountains. Tei, a tailor’s daughter, has always hidden her magic. When her father’s old friend visits and warns them to flee to the mountains she must leave her old…