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Review: The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

Title: The Night Circus (Goodreads) Author:   Erin Morgenstern (@erinmorgenstern) Rating: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The towering tents are striped in white and black, no golds and crimsons […]

Five For Friday: Books to Read

It’s Friday! That means it’s time for Five Things. This week: Five books on my to-read pile that I’m really looking forward to reading. Books that I actually have a copy of, that I look forward to reading once I get through a few review copies! 1. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay Eight of the nine […]

Review: Gate to Kandrith, Nicole Luiken

Title: Gate to Kandrith (Goodreads) Author:   Nicole Luiken (@NicoleLuiken) Rating:  Series: Kandrith 1 of 2(?) Genre: Adult High Fantasy/Romance Published: Carina Press, March 26, 2012 My copy: Ebook ARC from NetGalley Pre-order an E-copy: • • Barnes & Noble • Diesel eBooks Sarathena Remillus, daughter of the newly elected Primus of the Republic of Temboria, has been given a mission: discover […]

In My Mailbox (4)

Welcome to In My Mailbox, hosted each week by The Story Siren. Allow me to squee over the books I received this week! It’s a big one! For Review   Two ARCs and a freebie from NetGalley this week: The White Oak, Kim White The Wicked and the Just, J. Anderson Coats Artemis Fowl and the Arctic […]

Five For Friday: Fantasy Books for Children

As you know, I’m still fairly new to this book blogosphere. Here’s the thing – as I went through my reader for the last few days, I realised that many of the book blogs post about the same things as each other each day. While I’m sure the memes help with deciding what to write […]

Review: How To Be A Pirate, Cressida Cowell

Title: How To Be A Pirate (Goodreads) Author:   Cressida Cowell Rating:  Series: How To Train Your Dragon Book 2 of 9 Genre: Childrens Fantasy Published: Little, Brown and Co, 2004 Pages: 211 . Paper copies: • • Book Depository Not available as an e-book. Hiccup is a Viking and a member of the […]

Review: City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Bones (Goodreads) Author:   Cassandra Clare Rating:  Series: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 of 4 (5 & 6 planned) Genre: YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008 Pages: 512 (paperback) Paper copies (paperback): • • Book Depository E-copies: • • Diesel Ebooks Clary Fray has just witnessed a […]

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Goodreads) Author:   Laini Taylor Rating: Series: Book 1 of 3 (planned and unnamed) Genre: YA Fantasy Published: Hachette Book Group, 2011 Pages: 418 Paper copies: • • Book Depository E-copies: • • “Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by […]

Review: Snuff, Terry Pratchett

Title: Snuff (Goodreads) Author:   Terry Pratchett Rating:  Series: Discworld, No 39 Genre: YA/Adult Fantasy Published: Doubleday, 2011 Pages: 378 Paper copies (hardback): • • Book Depository E-copies: • • It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork […]

Review: The Dragonbone Chair, Tad Williams

For my first review, I re-read an old favourite of mine. This review was originally guest posted on Once Upon a Time. ~~ Title: The Dragonbone Chair (Goodreads) Author:   Tad Williams Rating:  Series: Memory, Sorrow and Thorn – Book 1 of 4 Genre: YA/Adult Fantasy Published: Legend Press, 1988 Pages: 912 Paper copies: • • Book Depository E-copies: Not […]

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