Genre: Magical Realism

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride Review: A Gothic Dark Fairytale

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride Review: A Gothic Dark Fairytale

With a richly evocative, sumptous atmosphere based around a mysterious and magical estate, The Last Tale of the Flower Bride had me captivated. Indigo is a glittering, enchanting woman who almost seems to reside within myths and legends, and we learn about her through two perspectives set at different points in time. The book is beautifully […]

Again Again DNF Review: Why I Struggled

Again Again DNF Review: Why I Struggled

The Good Things Loved the idea of the multiverse! I was keen to see how it worked in a contemporary, since it’s usually more of a sci-fi thing. I’d also heard a lot about E. Lockhart’s thrillers so was excited to try one of her books. The dogs! They’re hilarious. Each had its own personality. […]

December 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
By Bec
Posted in Books, DNF, Reviews
3 YA Books by Black Authors I’ve Recently Read

3 YA Books by Black Authors I’ve Recently Read

Reading BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) books all year round is important for boosting these voices, gaining a different perspective and also supporting these authors. In a publishing industry that is predominantly white, buying, reading & reviewing these books signals to the publishing industry that there is demand for it as well. After all, […]

September 17, 2020 | 4 Comments
Dark and Deepest Red Review: Magical and Mesmerising

Dark and Deepest Red Review: Magical and Mesmerising

Dark and Deepest Red is a magical realism story inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Red Shoes and the dancing plague of 1518 in Strasbourg. Like all of Anna-Marie McLemore’s books, it’s beautifully written and incorporates elements of magical realism that makes it really delightful to read. It’s a story about embracing who you are and your […]

January 23, 2020 | 2 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews