Author: Aila J.

Ink, Iron, And Glass Review: Travel To A World With Scriptology, Mechanists, and Alchemy

Ink, Iron, And Glass Review: Travel To A World With Scriptology, Mechanists, and Alchemy

I enjoyed Ink, Iron, and Glass! It comes off as a bit of a quieter historical fantasy, but it promises nonstop adventure and a cast of delightful characters that work together to pretty much save the world. The setting was pretty extraordinary: we’re looking at the Victorian era of Italy, around the late 1800’s, where […]

February 9, 2018 | 8 Comments
Mask of Shadows Review: Amazing, Action-Packed, Diverse Fantasy Full Of Intrigue!

Mask of Shadows Review: Amazing, Action-Packed, Diverse Fantasy Full Of Intrigue!

Note: The author has content warning posted on her Tumblr, which you can find here. Mask of Shadows contains violence, abuse, PTSD, displacement, misgendering, and self-harm. Please be aware of this before reading! After searching relentlessly for a fantasy that would capture my attention from beginning to end, I finally found it in Mask of […]

December 19, 2017 | 4 Comments
The Speaker Review: Incredible Sequel For An Underrated YA Fantasy Series

The Speaker Review: Incredible Sequel For An Underrated YA Fantasy Series

Note: This is the sequel to The Reader, which you can find my review here. It will contain minor spoilers! WHAT. A. STORY. Traci Chee does it again with her clever writing, multifaceted characters, and heart-aching storyline(s). The Speaker starts from where The Reader leaves off, but everything is much more intense: Sefia’s feelings towards […]

December 12, 2017 | 8 Comments
Rosemarked Review: Quiet YA Fantasy That Deserves More Love!

Rosemarked Review: Quiet YA Fantasy That Deserves More Love!

While I enjoyed this author’s previous work, Midnight Thief, which you can find my review here, Rosemarked was on another level. Readers can really tell how much Blackburne’s writing has grown as she continues to write in-depth stories with a multitude of characters. In Rosemarked, we follow the first-person POV’s of Zivah and Dineas, both […]

December 5, 2017 | 8 Comments
The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty Review: Middle Eastern Historical Fantasy With Ferocious Magic and Cunning Characters

Step into a world of sand and grit from characters both cunning and mischievous in this book. The City of Brass brings Middle Eastern folklore to life as Chakraborty transports readers from the dusty streets of Cairo, Egypt, to the grandiose and magical land of Daevabad. This historical fantasy was a fun-packed ride from start […]

November 22, 2017 | 6 Comments