First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first… Continue reading First Lines Friday!
When I first started reading what I would class as 'Adult' fiction, my choice of Genre was solely crime. I adored the who-dunnit aspect, and especially loved the kind of books where you could follow along with the investigation and make your own guesses as to who the killer is. However, at around 25, I… Continue reading Books from my favourite genre – Top Ten Tuesday
The Northern YA Literary Festival is back and this year they have some amazing panels and guest speakers lined up. From Inclusiveness in Ya to creative writing workshops, there is sure to be something for every bookishly inclined person to enjoy. On the 16.03.19, and you can get your general admission and panel tickets here,… Continue reading NYA Lit Fest – Feminism & Fantasy
Plot outline: They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless… Continue reading Review of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The Greatcoat Series by Sebastien de Castell “Everyone shush now,’ I said, taking a step towards the guards. ‘I’m about to be impressive.” Falcio the Kings Heart, Kest the Kings Blade and Brasti the Kings Bow, greatcoats to the murdered king, try to fulfil their kings last wish of finding his Chariotes. It comes as… Continue reading Favourite Fantasy Series!
Here is a quick outline: Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield — her brother, fighting with the enemy — the brother she… Continue reading Review of Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young
After reading Uprooted for the first time last year picking this up was a no brainer for me! Here Is a quick outline: Miryem is the daughter and granddaugter or moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge… Continue reading Review of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik