I'm a sucker for a Neon Hemlock novella, so when I was offered a review copy of LET THE MOUNTAINS BE MY GRAVE, a queer historical fantasy set in Italy in 1944 as a goddess-blessed partisan fighter seeks vengeance against the Nazis. I loved this book, and it definitely held up to the high quality I expect from these novellas.
I read and loved THE MERCIES, which was my first introduction to Kiran Millwood Hargrave's work. THE DANCE TREE is similar in tone and themes to THE MERCIES, and I can't wait to have them next to each other on my shelves. I think I might like THE DANCE TREE even more than THE MERCIES, which is saying something - THE MERCIES was previously my favourite historical fiction ever.
This book was, in every way, nothing like my usual picks. I requested it because I loved both of the books I've read by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. And I adored this just as much. Everyone absolutely needs to read this, I loved the drama and the scandal and the glittering beauty of the season. It was incredible, and I had to tell everyone all about it while I was reading because I just couldn't believe what was happening. Rating: 4.5 stars
I seem to have a niche and specific love for historical fantasy with strong female main characters, witchy themes and watery settings. And All the Murmuring Bones is a fantastic example of all of those things. I loved this one so much. Rating: 4 stars.
I'm a sucker for a retelling, and this Romeo and Juliet retelling in 1920s Shanghai was getting so much hype that I couldn't stay away. It was worth every bit of hype and I can't wait for the sequel now, even if I am full of fear for the end of this story! Rating: 4 stars!
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, release date October 6th 2020, is my first Schwab book and okay, okay. I'm hooked. Definitely need to read more of her books, but first it's time to talk about this gorgeous book about life, legacy and the many reasons we do 👏 not 👏 make 👏 deals 👏 with 👏 devils 👏. Rating: 5 stars!
From this time forth, it will be known as the Sin Eater's Fountain. None shall drink from it or wash in it or touch it again. Except me. Because I can't be cursed. I am a curse. I ended up buddy reading this one with a friend who works at the bookstore next door to …
People glorify protest when white kids do it, when it's chic, frustrated Parisian kids or British coal miners or suffragettes smashing windows and throwing firebombs at inequality. A topical and interesting coming-of-age story with a gorgeous cover that I couldn't resist. Even if this isn't your usual genre, this is worth a pick up for …
We take memories and bind them. Whatever people can’t bear to remember. Whatever they can’t live with. We take those memories and put them where they can’t do any harm. That’s all books are. I picked this book up because I walked past it every day in the windows at Waterstones and the cover and …
A magical witchy read that I think about all the time! My first dip into historical fiction that, in hindsight started a love for the genre. Rating: 4.5 stars