Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia

Empire of Storms Review: Should Be Called Empire of Ships, Amirite

Empire of Storms Review: Should Be Called Empire of Ships, Amirite

Emerging from my Empire of Storms slumber, I rise and attempt to tell you my jumbled thoughts about it. I’m constantly in awe of this expansive fantasy world that Sarah J Maas has created, filled with wyverns, magic, fae lords, witches, pirate lords, hidden armies and evil. Following multiple characters across Erilea, we see witches fighting for their […]

September 16, 2016 | 20 Comments
Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

This was an enjoyable historical fiction novel set during the French Revolution. Even though I love my historical fiction, this is the first one that I’ve read about 18th century France, and I found it to be highly fascinating. In this book, our protagonist, Celie, is an orphan living on the streets of Paris with […]

January 13, 2016 | 28 Comments
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon Review: A Hidden World of Clairvoyance

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon Review: A Hidden World of Clairvoyance

Seven orders of clairvoyance. A hidden world of magic in a corrupt alternate London. An alien race with opposing factions. Scion London split up into six districts, each ruled by a different Mime Lord/Queen with different clairvoyant powers. The Mime Order is a highly detailed, descriptive and imaginative world, featuring another glossary, three maps and […]

September 16, 2015 | 33 Comments
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas Review: Electricity Boy & German Daredevil

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas Review: Electricity Boy & German Daredevil

Because You’ll Never Meet Me is a charming story of two penpals with unusual conditions – Ollie who is allergic to electricity, and Moritz, who has no eyes and needs a pacemaker for his heart. I’m glad I was warned this was speculative fiction – because it would have been a bit hard to believe otherwise! The […]

July 20, 2015 | 47 Comments