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 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…

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…

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…

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare

Synopsis What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the Lilith’s magic has bound Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no…

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Let’s talk about what’s in now: courts and thrones and badass girls. Synopsis After serving out a year of hard labour in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a…

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman

Synopsis This is a stunning collection of short stories by acclaimed fantasy writer Neil Gaiman. His distinctive genius has been championed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. With The Sandman Neil Gaiman created one of the most sophisticated, intelligent, and influential graphic novel series of our time. Now after the recent…

Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt & Alison McGhee

“Where do you go when you die? Maybe you turn into wind. Maybe you turn into stars. Maybe you turn into a firefly and light up the night.” Synopsis Jules and her older sister Sylvie are very close and enjoy living in their rural Vermont property with their father. They like spending time with Sam,…

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

I’ve been half-unconsciously avoiding writing this review. This book is, by far, one of the hardest books to comment I’ve ever read in my life. As I’ve been saying to my friends who care about books, this is like The Vampire Diaries but in book-form – which doesn’t particularly make sense since The Vampire Diaries…