Daughter of Flood and Fury is the latest new release from my fellow 2019 SPFBO finalist Levi Jacobs. If you enjoy YA epic fantasy, this is definitely a book for you. It has all the good stuff from that genre - a cool and kick-butt MC,...

This was a quick, entertaining, read. The story revolves around the impending doom of an island about to be drowned under a massive tide...

Political intrigue - that's the core of this story, and I really enjoyed it. Lia is a newly ascended queen who must deal with a court who strongly favoured her wasteful uncle as king. Her authority is limited due to a power sharing arrangement with...

I've been wanting to read this one for quite some time, and finally got around to doing it. I'm glad I did. Laurie Forest weaves a fantastic YA epic fantasy tale with a myriad of cultures, characters, religions, and worlds. The world building is rich and...

This was a lovely read - a beautifully done fairy tale. The story starts off with a 'girl taken off to the tower by a bad-ish guy' plot, but gradually expands from there to include a much bigger, wider, world, escalating to battles between kings...

This one is a novella, so was a nice, quick, read one afternoon when I just wanted to curl up in my chair for a couple of hours reading. The plot moves very quickly, and at the beginning I was a bit disoriented because there were...

What a beautiful tale. If you're coming to this one expecting a compelling, deep, and fast-moving plot, you'll be disappointed. BUT, Schwab is a wonderful writer and the story she unfolds over the pages of Addie is well worth the time spent...

This was hands down my favourite of the Strike novels so far. Even though it was a cold case, the mystery had me hooked right from the start, and some of the scenes (especially re-tracing the victim's steps through dark alleys) were genuinely creepy. I was...

This was such a fun read. I loved the main character, Isoka, right from the first page - she's such a delightfully grey protagonist, with her love for her sister her only weak spot. The story kicked into gear quickly once Isoka is taken by the...