Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retro, Steampunk

Want a Retro Fantasy about magic and mythology? The Breedling And The City In The Garden by Kimberlee Ann Bastian

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★✬☆  3.5 stars “So, writer, what sort of tale will you tell me tonight?” “Well, reader, get yourself some strong tea and a nightlight, because I have a warm retro tale about street urchins in the 1930’s and… magic.” “My my, writer, that sure sounds swell!” “Brace yourself, reader, it truly is, even…

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Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, Steampunk, Women's

Rogue mages, steampunk spells and secrecy – Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman What looks like a beginning to a truly captivating series

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬  4.5 stars This review has been due for a while, I’m sorry, Emma Newman! (haha…) But here we go. Brother’s Ruin was a book I’d been waiting to read like no tomorrow! I was sadly denied an advance copy, so I had to ultimately wait for the release (like all mere mortals… kidding!),…

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Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Indie

Dead world, primal mind eating monster, kids with powers – Children of the Different, S.C.Flynn 3.5 stars, but it's definitely worth a read if you love fantasy

Check out on Goodreads ★★★✬☆  3.5 stars Received in giveaway I have been reading this book for quite a while. The reason it took me so long though, was because I was listening to it on a reading app, rather than just reading. I have received this one on a giveaway. Having finished it, I was struggling with the rating…

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Fiction, Interviews, Women's

How to write a book about kicking rockstars out of your house, or… Interview with BJ Knapp, author of Beside The Music

So last week, in my review of Beside The Music, I promised you an interview with the author, BJ Knapp. Happy to say that I’ve got the interview questions right here and I’m going to share them with you in just a few seconds! But first of all, let’s meet our lovely interviewee. Although we already know that BJ Knapp a writer, there’s…

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Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Other-cultures, Women's

A Gripping Story About Mothers and Daughters, Adoption And… Tea? The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane sounds like just another pretty name, when you first spot it. It brings promise, as does the author’s well-known name, Lisa See. A promise of secrets, twilight and fantastic cultures it might take you too. I’m going to tell you that it delivers. Brace yourselves…

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Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, Urban fantasy

Envy of Angels – Sin du Jour #1 A slow start to a really good series

Goodreads average 3.87 ★★★★✮  4.5 stars I’m sure you’ve heard about this one. It’s another fun, ass-kicking and quite inventive Urban Fantasy series, right along the lines of Rivers of London and the like. Except this time, we’re talking catering. And not just any kind of catering. I found out about this series from Tammy’s blog. I wasn’t going to pick up…

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Fiction, Loved-it, Nerdy and proud, NetGalley

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak Fun, nerdy, relatable and yet shocking - a tale of being a teen in the 80's

Back to the blog and so long to the unannounced, unplanned hiatus. Or rather, I hope so? Like some of you might have noticed, or at least my egoistic and attention craving little blogger-self hopes you have, I have been away from blogging for at least two weeks. A good, solid fortnight. And none the wiser, cause it wasn’t planned and I…

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Dark, Fantasy, Fiction, Indie, Loved-it, Rising star, Steampunk

50 000 reasons to read Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft ...I don't literally have 50 000, but that's the equivalent sum of their weight

Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★★  5 stars So I’ve just finished this very awesome read that I am dying to put into a review. Like RIGHT NOW. NAO. (It’s the middle of the night.) I liked it so much I literally found the author’s website, clicked “email” and wrote a message basically along the lines of PLEASE…

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