REVIEW: Darkwood – Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

Author: Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (twitter) UK Publisher: Farrago Genre: Fantasy, humour Magic is forbidden in Myrsina, along with various other abominations, such as girls doing maths. This is bad news for Gretel Mudd, who doesn’t perform magic, but does know a lot of maths. When the sinister masked Huntsmen accuse Gretel of witchcraft, she is forced to flee into the neighbouring Darkwood, … Continue reading REVIEW: Darkwood – Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

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)

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

REVIEW: The Binding – Bridget Collins

Author: Bridget Collins (website / twitter) UK Publisher: The Borough Press Genre: Fantasy, historical fantasy, LGBTQ+ romance Buy Now: hardcover | ebook Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever. Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin … Continue reading REVIEW: The Binding – Bridget Collins

REVIEW: Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones

Author: Diana Wynne Jones UK Publisher: HarperCollins Genre: Children's books, fantasy Buy Now: ebook | paperback In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell. Deciding she has nothing more to … Continue reading REVIEW: Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones

REVIEW: The Boneless Mercies – April Genevieve Tucholke

Author: April Genevieve Tucholke (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Simon and Schuster Genre: YA, fantasy Release date: 4th October 2018 Buy: ebook | paperback Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies--girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her … Continue reading REVIEW: The Boneless Mercies – April Genevieve Tucholke

REVIEW: Early Riser – Jasper Fforde

Author: Jasper Fforde (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Genre: Dystopic Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy, humour, conspiracy Buy now: ebook | hardcover During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with … Continue reading REVIEW: Early Riser – Jasper Fforde