“Never before have the stakes been so high, the consequences so great should they fail, and though there is tremendous momentum with the plot in this novel, it is truly impossible to predict the path she may take to the very end.” We’re almost to the end, and goodness knows if we’ll survive it.Read More
The Enchanted seems to me a magical book, even more so than its predecessors, with relationships being the cornerstone on which Hoyle builds her stage. Her edits and update or added scenes serve one purpose and one purpose only: to make what I thought was a perfect book somehow even better, and I am thrilled to read on.Read More
When I first saw the cover art on this novel, I fell in love. It reminded me of this old, Egyptian Cinderella story I read as a child and upon picking up the book, I was caught by the description. The art, itself, was brilliant in that it looks like a painting the likes of which our main character, Isobel, may have herself created. The idea of a truly dangerous, perhaps unlikeable male hero (Rook) also held a certain appeal, as well as the idea of "craft" and this writer's take on the fair folk being disturbing, woodsy, thoroughly inhuman creatures. Thankfully, I was not at all disappointed.Read More
Caraval was full of surprise, hints of magic, romance, dark mystery, and anything else one could possibly long for in a story. With unique characters, a deeply complex and twisting plot, excellent pacing, and beautiful setting, her world is impossible to forget. Curious? Read more to find out.Read More
"The Book Jumper has a fascinating idea at its core—the idea that all literary worlds run on the same plane, exist in the same universe, and that they run like clockwork. Each day, the story starts fresh with characters who are not only self-aware as regards their roles and abilities in the world, but have the autonomy to make different choices that might fundamentally alter the story in every copy in the world, based off that master copy on Stormsay. Glaser somehow manages to convey characters' unique worlds and characters, yet add a new voice and viewpoint as well."
9/10 Magpies!Read More
Review of S. Jae-Jones young adult romantic fantasy, Wintersong. This was not my favorite. There was lots of meh with a brief scattering of brilliance; but read the full review to see the extent of my thoughts.
Rated 6.5/10 Magpies.Read More