Fae reviews: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Title: Raybearer Author: Jordan Ifueko Genres: Fantasy Target Audience: Young Adults Pages: 496 Publication date: 06/02/2020 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)     Synopsis Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital…

Fae reviews: The Stray Cats of Homs by Eva Nour

Title: The Stray Cats of Homs Author: Eva Nour Genres: Historical Fiction Target Audience: Adults Pages: 384 Publication date: 14/05/2020 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ (5/5) Trigger warning: rape, violence, torture Synopsis ‘A cat has seven souls in Arabic. In English cats have nine lives. You probably have both nine lives and seven souls, because otherwise…

Fae reviews: Nine by Zach Hines

Title: Nine Author: Zach Hines Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopia Target audience: Young Adults Pages: 360 Published on: 17/03/2020 My rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) Synopsis In an alternate world startlingly close to our own, humans have nine lives—and they can’t wait to burn straight through them. As you shed lives, you shed your awkward phases: one death is…

Fae mini-reviews: Monstrous Devices by Damien Love

Title: Monstrous Devices Author: Damien Love Genres: Middle-Grade, Fantasy Target audience: 9-12 year olds Pages: 352 Published on: 19/03/2020 (UK) My rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) Synopsis On a winter’s day in a British town, twelve-year-old Alex receives a package in the mail: an old tin robot from his grandfather. “This one is special,” says the enclosed…

Fae reviews: Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës by Isabel Greenberg

Title: Glass Town Author: Isabel Greenberg  Genres: Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction Target Audience: Young Adults/Adults Pages: 224 Publication date: 06/02/2020 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)   Synopsis A graphic novel about the Brontë siblings, and the strange and marvellous imaginary worlds they invented during their childhood.   Glass Town is an original graphic novel by Isabel Greenberg…

Fae reviews: The Foundling by Stacey Halls

Title: The Foundling Author: Stacey Halls Genres: Historical Fiction Target Audience: Adults Pages: 384 Publication date: 06/02/2020 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)   Synopsis London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst – that Clara has…

Fae reviews: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Title: Girls of Paper and Fire Author: Natasha Ngan Genres: Fantasy Target audience: Young-Adult Pages: 400 Published on: 06/11/2018 My rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5) Synopsis Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead…

Fae reviews: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Author: Heather Morris Genres: Historical Fiction, World War II Target Audience: Adults Pages: 320 Publication date: 27/01/2019 My rating: ★★★★★ (5/5) Synopsis In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work…

My Holiday Reads: 3-Sentence-Reviews

It’s the end of the year, guys! One of my goals for 2019 was to stop being so lazy but I failed extraordinarily at doing that so here are 3-sentence-reviews for the 5 books I managed to read during this festive season: The Unpassing – Chia-Chia Lin I don’t think I can rate this book…