Genre: Fantasy & Magic

The Starless Sea Review: Where Did it Go Wrong?

The Starless Sea Review: Where Did it Go Wrong?

As someone who enjoyed The Night Circus, with its enchanting imagery and whimsical storytelling, I was excited about The Starless Sea, particularly after reading the intriguing synopsis. It sounded completely magical as an ode to storytelling and the tales that are told, with a labyrinth filled with secrets. Sadly, the reading experience didn’t quite match up […]

December 3, 2019 | 3 Comments
Serpent & Dove Review: A Witch & Hunter, Brought Together By (Un)Holy Matrimony

Serpent & Dove Review: A Witch & Hunter, Brought Together By (Un)Holy Matrimony

Serpent & Dove sends readers into a historical, fantastical France setting where the triumphant Chasseurs protect the people from the flames of witchcraft, while the witches are hunted and sworn to secrecy. This book ended up being darker than I expected, but I ultimately REALLY enjoyed the atmosphere and world that Mahurin created. Being a […]

September 10, 2019 | 6 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in ARC Reviews, Books, Reviews
Ghosts of the Shadow Market Review: All the Parabatai Feels

Ghosts of the Shadow Market Review: All the Parabatai Feels

Warning: This review is mostly spoiler free but may contain minor spoilers for The Infernal Devices. The book itself contains spoilers for The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices. I’ve never hidden my love for the Shadowhunter books and it’s definitely no secret that my favourite YA series is The Infernal Devices. So when […]

August 6, 2019 | 4 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 5 stars, Books, Reviews
We Hunt the Flame Review: Forbidden Romance, Arabian Legends & Magic in the Desert

We Hunt the Flame Review: Forbidden Romance, Arabian Legends & Magic in the Desert

Set against the staggering desert landscape of Ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a story about a dark Prince and a Huntress dressed as a man uncovering a legendary artifact to release magic into their world. Written by an #ownvoices author, it was everything I wanted out of a story set in Arabia. Following the […]

May 17, 2019 | 3 Comments
Descendant of the Crane Review: A Thoughtful, Fantastical Read

Descendant of the Crane Review: A Thoughtful, Fantastical Read

Descendant of the Crane draws concepts from East-Asian culture (specifically, Chinese!), which immediately made this at the top of my TBR list. Unfortunately, my hopes were probably too high, as I found the story dragging on and on, and was indifferent to Hesina’s struggles and journey. Although Descendant of the Crane has stunning narrative and […]

May 10, 2019 | 6 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in 3 stars, ARC Reviews, Books