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 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.
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 KISSED SHARA WHEELER is Casey McQuiston's first YA romance, and I loved it just as much as their adult novels. In classic Casey fashion, this book was so readable that once I got about 50 pages in, there was no stopping me and I read the whole thing in one sitting. Shara and Chloe are absolutely iconic and have redefined rivals-to-lovers in this glorious rom-com.
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 and reviewed THE LEFT HAND OF DOG when it came out, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So when I was offered a chance to review JUDGEMENT DAVE, I jumped at it. These are strange little favourites of mine, perfect to curl up with and lose myself in for a few hours of sci-fi …
This was my first pick as a personal development read from my work, who have given us all a budget for wellbeing, productivity and personal development. I had this one on my radar for a while, so I was really keen to get my hands on it. Unfortunately, it was slightly disappointing to me, but still an interesting read.
I ended up finishing this in one sitting and immediately ordering the sequels; The Hidden Witch and The Midwinter Witch. Which I then also read in one sitting. I added this one to my wishlist after reading The Girl from the Sea, so it's safe to say that I'm officially a Molly Knox Ostertag fangirl through and through. I do think that The Witch Boy was my favourite of the lot, but I do think they'll be comfort reads that I come back to a lot.