Circe | Madeline Miller | a review

Circe by Madeline Miller

I am always wary of any new book that comes with lots of hype, but for once (for me!) I’ve found that Circe by Madeline Miller more than lives up to it. I was vaguely familiar with some aspects of Circe’s story (Odysseus, Aeaea, the pigs) but I found it fascinating to begin at the beginning of her story and watch her grow.

Circe suffers an awful lot in her long life and interacts with many famous faces of Greek Mythology and it was gripping to see her warped one way and then another in response to her and others’ actions. Continue reading “Circe | Madeline Miller | a review”

Urban / Paranormal Fantasy Recommendations

I’ve had this post brewing in my brain for a while, and now, finally, after binge reading two urban/paranormal fantasy series in close succession, I’ve decided today is the day. I hope you’re ready.

So this sub-genre of fantasy Continue reading “Urban / Paranormal Fantasy Recommendations”

My 2017 Favourites | Book List 2 of 2

As I was unable to keep myself from only writing a few sentences about my top 10 reads of 2017, here is my second round of favourite books of the year. If you would like to see the other half, check out my first post here. In no particular order….

The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

I enjoyed this one so much I was unable to write a decent review when I first read it, so I will try my best to describe why you need to read this book here. The Ninth Rain has everything a fantasy book should have Continue reading “My 2017 Favourites | Book List 2 of 2”

Reasons to love Nevernight

Disclaimer: I won this beautiful proof in a Goodreads giveaway and I am so thankful because just look at it. I am under no obligation to write anything about it but I loved it so much I needed to tell you all. It is by Jay Kristoff and you can find out more about it here

1. Worldbuilding Continue reading “Reasons to love Nevernight”

Pellinor Book Tag

Today I am doing the lovely Pippa’s Pellinor Book Tag. She loves the four book fantasy series by Alison Croggon and created this tag to show her appreciation for it and encourage others to pick them up. You can find her original post here over at her blog thelittlebookowl. I really enjoyed thinking about these questions so thanks for the tag! You don’t need to have read any of the books to participate so please give it a go if you fancy it! Continue reading “Pellinor Book Tag”

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – A Review

Elantris has it all; religious fanaticism, political intrigue, compelling characters, moral ambiguity and, of course, an amazing magic system. Based on the drawing of symbols,  Elantris was the city of Gods where even the walls, buildings and ground shone with magic. Until one day ten years ago when it simply began to rot… Continue reading “Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – A Review”

January Wrap Up

 

January was a bit of a mixed bag, some great reads, some surprises and some disappointments. I’ve managed to read a couple short story collections, fairytale retellings, fantasy epics and a 1930s crime classic so I’m quite pleased with how varied I’ve been.  Continue reading “January Wrap Up”