A Tempest of Tea Review: Enjoyable, But Brevity is a Double-Edged Sword

A Tempest of Tea Review: Enjoyable, But Brevity is a Double-Edged Sword

With its Peaky Blinders-inspired setting mixed with the allure of vampires, I was excited for the release of A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal. I’d never read anything by this author before, but I had heard nothing but good things so I was eager to dive in (especially after getting my hands on the…

The Warm Hands of Ghosts Review: The Beautifully Haunting Vibe You’re Looking For
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The Warm Hands of Ghosts Review: The Beautifully Haunting Vibe You’re Looking For

The Warm Hands of Ghosts is a historical fiction novel written by bestselling author Katherine Arden. I admit, I bought this book mostly because of the cover and edges (I got the Waterstones edition which is simply beautiful!) However, I had heard really good things about it and was excited to pick this up. Sure…

My Mistborn Trilogy Review – The Best Fantasy of All Time?
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My Mistborn Trilogy Review – The Best Fantasy of All Time?

The Mistborn Trilogy (also known as Mistborn Era 1), penned by the acclaimed fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, is a gripping series that has captured the hearts of countless readers worldwide. As a fan of the fantasy genre, I was excited to dive into this renowned trilogy, eager to explore the Mistborn saga’ complex characters, intricate…

A Study in Drowning Review: Is This YA Fantasy Standalone Worth the Read?
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A Study in Drowning Review: Is This YA Fantasy Standalone Worth the Read?

I recently finished reading A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid, and I must say it left a lasting impression on me. A #1 New York Times bestseller and Ava Reid’s impressive YA debut, this dark academic fantasy combines elements of Gothic mystery, historical fantasy, and a big helping of romance. Critics and fans alike…

Yumi and The Nightmare Painter Review: A Captivating Creative Adventure
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Yumi and The Nightmare Painter Review: A Captivating Creative Adventure

In December 2023, I stumbled across Yumi and the Nightmare Painter, a standalone fantasy authored by Brandon Sanderson that had been circulating around BookTok. I’m not going to lie; the things that drew my attention to it were the cover and the title. Having very little experience with Sanderson’s work, I decided to pick it…

Shades of Magic Review: A Must-Read for Fantasy Lovers
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Shades of Magic Review: A Must-Read for Fantasy Lovers

Shades of Magic, a fantasy book trilogy that somehow slipped under the radar for many years, has unexpectedly become one of my favorite series of all time. It’s surprising that there isn’t more buzz on BookTok or BookTube about this captivating story filled with magic and adventure. However, fortune favored me, and stumbled upon The…

Babel Book Review: Does this Fantasy by RF Kuang Live Up to the Hype?
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Babel Book Review: Does this Fantasy by RF Kuang Live Up to the Hype?

I first read Babel in January of 2023, and I’m still thinking about it over a year later. When a story stays with me that long, it is worth talking about! So today, I’ll share with you my Babel book review, focusing on the highs and lows of this profound and gripping novel. What sets…

Throne of Glass Series Review and Reading Guide [Spoiler-Free] 
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Throne of Glass Series Review and Reading Guide [Spoiler-Free] 

I recently finished reading Kingdom of Ash, which is the final book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas and it’s been an experience, to say the least! I won’t keep you in suspense: Overall, I adored this series, and it will be one of my favorites for the rest of my…