Myth Retellings | From Russian Folklore to Norse Mythology and the Classics

karinareads myth retellingsI love reading a good mythological retelling, from Russian folklore, to Norse mythology and the classics, I adore it all. I thought I’d put together some of my favourites in case anyone needs some recommendations. Continue reading “Myth Retellings | From Russian Folklore to Norse Mythology and the Classics”

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Bookends | 03.08.18

The Book of Life, All Souls trilogy, Deborah Harkness, Karina ReadsOkay guys, how is it August already?! On the one hand, I feel like we’re having the worlds longest summer but on the other, where has the year gone? Ah well, thank goodness it’s Friday.

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Book Covers | a few of my favourite things

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are raring and ready to go. I thought I’d look at some of my favourite book covers to brighten the day.

To anyone who follows me on any social media, the first covers will not be a surprise… Continue reading “Book Covers | a few of my favourite things”

Bookends | 02.03.18

The Dragon Lords: Fool's Gold

Well, what a weird week, both in real life and in my reading life. In real life, snow has been the bane of my days, and readingwise I’ve been in a strange slump. I’ve still been reading, but I’ve not been very lucky in my picks. I would like to preface this weeks’ Bookends post with saying all opinions are my own. Just because I didn’t enjoy some of these books doesn’t mean you won’t.

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February Favourites

Bruges, Belgium

& so February has come and gone… how quickly is this year going by?! I hope you haven’t been hit too badly by ‘the beast from the east’ – anyone else eyerolling over that name? Yeah. Despite being a short month, I have a lot to share so without further ado…

Bruges, Belgium

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Guns of the Dawn | Adrian Tchaikovsky | a review

Guns of the Dawn by Adrian TchaikovskyFirst of all, I loved this book. It’s definitely one that I’ll reread many times and I am still thinking about it a week after finishing it.

This is going to be long, I’m not sorry. I’ll start with what I loved. (Which is pretty much everything!) This is my first Tchaikovsky and is not my usual fantasy pick. I like my fantasy feudal. Technology (including any sort of gun/grenade/canon) is normally a huge turn off for me when I’m looking to escape reality. Guns of the Dawn, obviously, contains guns. Lots and lots of guns – it is primarily a story about humanity and warfare. I am so glad I took a risk and read it as it is about so much more than that too. I would like to preface all this with saying that this is definitely fantasy lite. Yes there are warlocks who can conjure fire and the countries are imaginary, but the magic does not have a huge role in the story at all.

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Written In Red | Anne Bishop | a review

Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Looking for a good paranormal urban fantasy where the shifters/vamps/etc aren’t humanised so pretty young girls have an excuse to fall in love with them? This is it.

Anne Bishop is slowly becoming one of my favourite authors. Continue reading “Written In Red | Anne Bishop | a review”