The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

      Title: The Toymakers Author: Robert Dinsdale Genres: Fantasy; Historical Fiction; Magical Realism Pages: 480 Publishing date: 08/02/18 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ I could feel the magic emanating from this book as soon as it touched my hands. It was the same kind of magic that comes with the first day of snow. The kind…

Top 10 Most Anticipated Fantasy Reads of 2018

New year, lots of new books! Although I haven’t managed to finish a single book this month because of everything that’s been going on in my messy life, my neverending to-be-read list is still growing a little bit more every day – and the new additions to the pile are very exciting. There are so…

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

    Title: The Hazel Wood Author: Melissa Albert Genres: Fantasy; Young Adult; Thriller Pages: 368 Publishing date: 30/01/18 (US); 08/02/18 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★     The Hazel Wood made me feel the same way I used to whenever I wanted a coke from a vending machine in college and it handed me the coke AND a…

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr

Title: The Truth and Lies of Ella Black Author: Emily Barr Genres: Young-Adult Contemporary Fiction Pages: 288 Publishing date: 11/01/18 My rating: ★☆☆☆☆     The Truth and Lies of Ella Black caught my attention from the very moment I read the words written in bold on the first page: 40 days until she dies. Who wouldn’t…

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The Language of Thorns is true to its word: the title promises prickly stories, the kind of tales that are capable of stealing your sleep and keep it as a hostage; and it certainly does. Summary Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts…

Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles #1) by Connie Glynn

How I wish this book had been written when I was fourteen and looking for a book about girls my age who fight for each other so they can become stronger individually. But, better late than never, right? Summary When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting…

Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller

This is not a game. The future is now. And the future is terrifying. Do you like playing video games? If you had the chance to experience your favourite game with all of your senses, would you do it? Even if that implied that you would have to leave your real body behind? These are…

The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli

Synopsis Asha is a dragon-slayer. Reviled by the very people she’s sworn to protect, she kills to atone for the terrible deed she committed as a child.     One that almost destroyed her city, and left her with a terrible scar.     She wears her scar with pride, but to others, her skin tells a…

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

“You going back for your home or for your pet?” “They’re the same thing.” Now, this book may be sitting and waiting to be picked up in the children’s section of any bookshop but it sure isn’t a book for children. Synopsis Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and “his boy”…

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Honestly, I would never have picked this book from my endless to-be-read list if it wasn’t for the tv show. I still think about it every day so it only made sense to get myself the book and find out more about the characters to whom I attached myself so fiercely. Synopsis Big Little Lies…

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Synopsis It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive. There is primal horror here,…

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

I’ve finished this book months ago but it’s like I haven’t. Not really and not permanently. In fact, I feel like I will be forever reading it. The words seem too reluctant to leave my mind and the characters… those will always stay. Synopsis THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING. A net of shadows begins…