Tag: fantasy

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 | 1 Comment
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
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 | 9 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