Shadow & Bone (The Grishaverse #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1) Author: Leigh Bardugo Genres: Fantasy, Romance Target audience: Young adults Pages: 308 Published on: 31/07/2014 (UK) My rating: ★★★☆☆ Synopsis Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast…

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

  Title: A Skinful of Shadows Author: Frances Hardinge Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Paranormal Target audience: Young adults Pages: 416 Published on: 21/09/2017 (UK) My rating: ★★★☆☆ Synopsis This is the story of a bear-hearted girl . . . Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide.  Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding.  Twelve-year-old…

Spellslinger (Spellslinger #1) by Sebastien de Castell

  Title: Spellslinger (Spellslinger #1) Author: Sebastien de Castell Genres: Fantasy, Magic Target audience: Young adults Pages: 416 Published on: 07/04/2017 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★     “History is written by the victors, but the truth has a way of revealing itself. Magic is neither good nor evil, it is how we use it that…

The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero

  Title: The Dollmaker of Krakow Author: R. M. Romero Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Target audience: Children’s (Middle Grade) (just kidding, don’t let your kids read this) Pages: 288 Publication date: 05/10/2017 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ If you like getting your heart reduced to nothing, read this book.   Synopsis Karolina is a living doll whose…

The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1) by Sally Green

Title: The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves #1) Author: Sally Green Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 512 Publication date: 03/05/18 (UK) My rating: ★★★★☆ Looking for an entertaining, fast-paced book? You’ve just found it! Synopsis A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands….

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

  Title: Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Author: Neal Shusterman Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Dystopia Pages: 448 Publication date: 01/02/2018 (UK) My rating: ★★★★★ The perfect world. The perfect book.      Synopsis In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional scythes….

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

  Title: To Kill a Kingdom Author: Alexandra Christo Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology (Mermaids) Pages: 384 Publishing date: 06/03/18 My rating: ★★★★☆ Right, how in the world can this be a debut novel? I need someone to explain to me how this can possibly the first book by Alexandra Christo that has ever been published. It’s too good to…

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

Title: The Cruel Prince Author: Holly Black Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Pages: 384 Publishing date: 02/01/18 My rating: ★☆☆☆☆ Have you ever been to a concert by a band you really like and ended up disappointed by their performance? I hope not; it’s such a lonely, guilty kind of feeling… Well, my experience with…

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

    Title: The Wicked Deep Author: Shea Ernshaw Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Pages: 320 Publishing date: 08/03/18 (UK) My rating: ★★★★☆ The Wicked Deep drowned everything around me while I was reading it (pun absolutely intended). It’s so entertaining you’ll feel tempted to pick it up again right after you’ve put it down. Who knows, maybe…

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…