Tag: fantasy

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
The Red Scrolls of Magic Review: A Fun Time for Malec Fans

The Red Scrolls of Magic Review: A Fun Time for Malec Fans

The Red Scrolls of Magic is the first book in a Shadowhunters spin-off trilogy featuring Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. It takes place after the first three books of The Mortal Instruments and before City of Fallen Angels. However, I think the book can definitely be read without having read TMI or any of the other Shadowhunter books – though you […]

July 23, 2019 | 4 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
Gumiho: Wicked Fox by Kat Cho Review: Tantalizing, Thrilling Tale of a Modern Day Gumiho

Gumiho: Wicked Fox by Kat Cho Review: Tantalizing, Thrilling Tale of a Modern Day Gumiho

If I could sum up Wicked Fox, it would be into two (both equally fantabulous) parts: Part 1: Soft, Fluffy School Kdrama The first part of the story starts with the introduction of Miyoung, a cold and calculated gumiho (nine tailed fox) who recently moved to Seoul with her equally beautiful, equally smart mother. But readers […]

July 5, 2019 | 3 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in 4 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