When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist
Thrice you shall turn silver to gold for me, or be changed to ice yourself
A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win
Time is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire
People don't alter history any more than birds alter the sky, they just make brief patterns in it
How can old wounds heal while maggots linger so richly?
Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all
It begins with a discovery of witches
Because every book deserves a review... even a mini one.
Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?
The power to hurt is a kind of wealth.
“Of course I'm sane, when trees start talking to me, I don't talk back.”
Synopsis: Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia. Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that … Continue reading Review: Dawn Study, by Maria V Snyder
“It is at this point that normal language gives up, and goes and has a drink.”
“Just because something seems impossible doesn’t make it untrue,”
"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight." Rereading one of my favourite childhood authors as an adult
Synopsis: The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason … Continue reading Review: The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon
Synopsis: Paper Magician: Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that … Continue reading Review: The Paper Magician Trilogy, by Charlie N Holmberg
Synopsis: About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her … Continue reading Review: Chronicles of Ixia, by Maria V Snyder
Synopsis: Irene must be at the top of her game or she'll be off the case - permanently... Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission - to retrieve a dangerous book. But … Continue reading Review: The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Colman