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Book Review: Mirrors of Ice (Bewitching Fairy Tales #2) (ARC)

Expected publication: June 22nd 2021 Author: Celeste Baxendell There is still worth in broken things. With the end of her mourning period approaching, Princess Eirwen of Glaciar knows her time is up. Her aunt, Queen Regent Isolde, is going to strike soon, but Eirwen’s ready—as ready as one can be for their own assassination. As… Continue reading Book Review: Mirrors of Ice (Bewitching Fairy Tales #2) (ARC)

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Book Review: The Forgotten Kingdom (The Lost Queen #2) (RC)

Published September 15th 2020  Author: Signe Pike The story continues in The Forgotten Kingdom, the second book in the astonishing Lost Queen trilogy, already hailed as “Outlander meets Camelot” (Kirsty Logan) and “The Mists of Avalon for a new generation” (Linnea Hartsuyker). AD 573. Imprisoned in her chamber, Languoreth awaits news in torment. Her husband and son have ridden… Continue reading Book Review: The Forgotten Kingdom (The Lost Queen #2) (RC)

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Audiobook Review: The Burning God (The Poppy War #3)

Published November 17th 2020 Author: R.F. Kuang Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Audiobook Length: 23 hours 48 minutes THE EXCITING END TO THE POPPY WAR TRILOGY, R.F. KUANG'S ACCLAIMED, AWARD-WINNING EPIC FANTASY THAT COMBINES THE HISTORY OF THE 20th-CENTURY CHINA WITH A GRIPPING WORLD OF GODS AND MONSTERS, TO DEVASTATING, ENTHRALLING EFFECT. After saving her nation… Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Burning God (The Poppy War #3)

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Audiobook Review: The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2)

Published: August 6th 2019 Author: R.F. Kuang Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Audiobook Length: 23 hours 47 minutes In the aftermath of the Third Poppy War, shaman and warrior Rin is on the run: haunted by the atrocity she committed to end the war, addicted to opium, and hiding from the murderous commands of her vengeful… Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2)

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Audiobook Review: The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1)

Published February 10th 2015 Author: R.F. Kuang Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Audiobook Length: 18 hours 58 minutes When Rin aced the Keju-the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies-it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn't believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass… Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1)

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Book Review: The Beautiful Ones (ARC)

Published: April 27th 2021 Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks, courtesy of her well-connected cousin and his calculating wife. But the Grand Season has just begun, and already Nina’s debut has gone disastrously awry. She has always struggled to… Continue reading Book Review: The Beautiful Ones (ARC)

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Book Review: The Legend of the Lakes (The Once & Future Queen #3) (ARC)

Expected publication: June 24th 2021 Author: Clara O’Connor I thought to die that night in the solitude where they would never find me…Cassandra stands silent upon a ravaged battlefield, watching as the druids prepare the dead for the pyres, embers drifting up into the still winter darkness. She can barely breathe through the agony of… Continue reading Book Review: The Legend of the Lakes (The Once & Future Queen #3) (ARC)

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Audiobook Review: The Witch’s Heart

Published February 9th 2021 Author: Genevieve Gornichec Narrator: Jayne Entwistle Audiobook Length: 12 hours 4 minutes When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology. Angrboda's story begins where most witches' tales end: with a… Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Witch’s Heart

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Audiobook Review: The Lost Apothecary

Published March 2nd 2021 Author: Sarah Penner Narrator: Lorna Bennett, Lauren Anthony, & Lauren Irwin Audiobook Length: 10 hours 18 minutes A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to The Lost Apothecary.... Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual… Continue reading Audiobook Review: The Lost Apothecary