I'll be honest, the appeal of this one was the pretty purple-y dragon tail on the cover and the use of 'dragon' in the title. I was hoping for lots and lots of dragons. That's not really what I got. This was a disappointment to me, though it wasn't the worst YA fantasy I've ever read.
I read and reviewed This Poison Heart last year, after loving Cinderella is Dead, so when I saw This Wicked Fate appear on Netgalley I knew I had to have it. This is the final part of the This Poison Heart duology and it's a fitting end to this fantastic fantasy series steeped in magic, …
This was a lot more fun than I was expecting, and the Lovecraftian themes were unexpected but delightfully eerie. If you've ever daydreamed about falling into your favourite books, this one might make you think twice about it - things aren't always what they seem in your favourite worlds.
I have, unfortunately, had a few months of disappointing sequels, so when I got sent the absolutely stunning physical ARC of Misrule, I was equal parts excited and scared. I loved Malice the first time I read it, and when I reread it in preparation for Misrule, I loved it even more. And Heather Walter? She knocked it out of the park. This sequel absolutely stuck the landing.
I've been obsessed with T. Kingfisher's horror since I read The Hollow Places, and I requested this one thinking it was a horror - it isn't but it is a great introduction to T. Kingfisher's fantasy and I'm already adding more to my wishlist for my birthday. This dark fairytale was a lot more heart-warming than I expected and I'm utterly in love with these characters.
I honestly requested this one based off the tagline, 'Only a monster can kill a hero'. I'm a sucker for villainous characters, as you can tell from my reviews of All of Us Villains and Beyond the Ruby Veil. This book wasn't what I expected, more good-guy-monster than monster-monster, but I had so much fun reading it. Once I got started I read the whole thing in one day, kept entertained enough to chase through each page, though unfortunately the ending didn't really land with me.
The hype around this book was real, and when I first started it I was nervous it wouldn't live up to it. But it did. It felt like Middlegame meets All of Us Villains, both of which I loved, and I really enjoyed this intriguing, character-driven dark academia fantasy - even if I did desperately want to punch of of the characters in the face.
I absolutely adored THE UNSPOKEN NAME when I first read it, and loved it even more on the reread. This was one of my most anticipated 2022 releases, so I was delighted when Tor sent me a finished copy to read and review. I started reading the audiobook, but ended up swapping to the physical copy because I felt the overwhelming urge to tab as I went - which I have only ever done for Harrow the Ninth before. That should tell you how much I loved this sequel.
I read Stephanie Burgis’ Harwood Spellbook Series before, and I loved them. They were super cozy romances, so when I was offered a review copy of Good Neighbors - all I had to hear was metal mage/necromancer and I knew I had to have it. I picked these up one night before bed and ended up reading the entire collection in one sitting, I just couldn’t look away.
I read The Ravens last year because I have a weakness for witchy stories - and the idea of a witchy story set in a sorority house had my attention. I liked The Ravens, though I did have a few problems with it, and unfortunately I liked The Monarchs slightly less as I was frustrated with a lot of the character arcs.