Category: Reviews

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 | 1 Comment
Godsgrave Review & Discussion Video: Brutal and Bloody Gladiator Assassins

Godsgrave Review & Discussion Video: Brutal and Bloody Gladiator Assassins

Godsgrave is the sequel to Nevernight, the first book in The Nevernight Chronicle. This is a spoiler free review.  What could be even more brutal than assassin school? Well my friends, I’ve learnt that there’s something even worse than killing people for coin. And that’s killing people, for entertainment. In Godsgrave, Mia has moved on from the […]

November 16, 2017 | 6 Comments
LoveOzYA Reviews: Take Three Girls & In the Dark Spaces

LoveOzYA Reviews: Take Three Girls & In the Dark Spaces

Today I’m covering two #LoveOzYA books that I’ve recently read – one about a sci-fi hostage situation, and the other about feminism and empowerment against cyber bullying. I recently talked about them on the OZYAY segment on ABC Radio, which you can listen in on here. Enjoy the reviews! It’s easy for online trolls to […]

November 11, 2017 | 8 Comments
Renegades Review: Superheroes and Villains with (Not So) Secret Identities

Renegades Review: Superheroes and Villains with (Not So) Secret Identities

Set in a world wrought with high crime and anarchy, Renegades features a corrupt world where superheroes reign. Deemed to fight crime and to be the hope of the people, the renegades seek to defeat the villains, also called Anarchists. The book features my favourite topics of all time – superheroes, shades of good vs […]

November 9, 2017 | 19 Comments
The Language of Thorns Review: Dark Twists on Classic Fairytales

The Language of Thorns Review: Dark Twists on Classic Fairytales

Ever read a fairy tale and thought…that’s not really a lesson I want to teach my kids? Well here you have The Language of Thorns, one that modernises classic fairytales and adds in unexpected, darker twists that are real dangers today. From unexpected predators, to questionable morals, oppressive males and enemies hiding from within, all of these dangers […]

November 7, 2017 | 16 Comments
Giveaway & Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Giveaway & Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

After watching and loving DC’s Wonder Woman in cinemas earlier this year, I was excited to find out that one of my favourite authors would be retelling her origin story. The only difference? Instead of Diana’s love interest landing on Themyscira, where she’s tempted into the “world of man”, it’s a young woman who appears instead. It […]

November 2, 2017 | 24 Comments
Literally Review: She’s Literally A Character In A Book And Knows It

Literally Review: She’s Literally A Character In A Book And Knows It

I really enjoyed Lucy Keating’s debut novel Dreamology, and Literally follows the fantasy-like concepts that she puts into a Young Adult contemporary. While the concept sounds very cute and sweet, the execution left much to be desired. Literally had literally the chance to break through common stereotypes, tropes, and commonly used clichés, but instead falls […]

October 31, 2017 | 1 Comment