REVIEW: Avatar, The Last Airbender (#1 – #3) – Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Gene Luen Yang

Authors: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Gene Luen Yang UK Publisher: Dark Horse Genre: Graphic novel, fantasy Every so often in your life, a story will come along which just fits so perfectly with what you need and want that you become wholly absorbed in it. It will become a bubble of relief from stress … Continue reading REVIEW: Avatar, The Last Airbender (#1 – #3) – Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, Gene Luen Yang

REVIEW: The Everlasting Rose – Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles #2)

Author: Dhonielle Clayton (twitter / website) UK Publisher: Gollancz Genre: YA, fantasy Other Books: The Belles Buy Now: ebook | paperback Camellia Beaureguard is a Belle. She can make you beautiful. Though there is always a cost. With a price on her head, the evil Queen Sophia out for blood, and no idea who to trust, Camellia must … Continue reading REVIEW: The Everlasting Rose – Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles #2)

REVIEW: Enchantée – Gita Trelease

Author: Gita Trealease (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genre: YA, historical fantasy Buy now: ebook | paperback Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries – and magicians . . . When seventeen-year-old Camille is left orphaned, she has to provide for her frail sister and her volatile brother. In … Continue reading REVIEW: Enchantée – Gita Trelease

REVIEW: The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

Author: Samantha Shannon (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus Genre: Epic fantasy Buy Now: ebook | hardcover A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm … Continue reading REVIEW: The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

BLOG: Social Class in Publishing – Bookseller Survey Results

Today the Bookseller published the findings from a survey they conducted asking whether people from Working Class backgrounds felt they had been hindered in starting a publishing career, or whether their progression had been impacted. Shockingly, the answer was yes. Particularly noteworthy was that 91% of respondents felt that the London-centric nature of publishing was … Continue reading BLOG: Social Class in Publishing – Bookseller Survey Results

REVISITED: Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine

Author: Gail Carson Levine (website) UK Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Genre: Children's books, fantasy, fairy tale retellings Buy Now: paperback How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse? At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy's gift--the "gift" of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot … Continue reading REVISITED: Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine