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Tag: reviews: fantasy
In which I have a lot of thoughts about this epic historical fantasy.
This was my read for the Justice square of the TarotBLM Reading Bingo! I turned the final page of this book and was left with the feeling that I needed to reread it immediately. Because I think the reason this didn’t wow me might well have been that I just wasn’t in the right headspace […]
I’m honestly not sure what made me pick this up – I’m a lot more wary of YA than I used to be, and the blurb made Throne of Swans sound very predictable. I guessed this was going to be some kind of Swan Princess retelling. The cover is fairly dull (for my tastes). All […]
Whatever you think this book is going to be, you’re wrong. Or at least, I was very wrong about this book. I was hoping… I’m not sure, exactly, but I was incredibly excited about the idea of a book about a muse. About the avatar of someone’s imagination, their creativity. And it’s true that this […]
Okay. Okay. You know how they tell you, don’t judge a book by its cover? ABSOLUTELY JUDGE THIS BOOK BY ITS COVER. I know, I know, how can that be fair??? Is not that cover an absolute masterpiece??? It is, my friends, it is. So what book could live up to it? This one. Hell […]
So this is my first comic/graphic novel review for Wyrd & Wonder, and – look, listen. Listen. I have only one thing to say about this book. I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!! I don’t read comics or graphic novels very often – I’m picky as hell – but this was an unmitigated delight from start […]
phoenix art credit Sujono Sujono For my first Wyrd and Wonder review, I wanted to talk about one of my favourite books in all the world. The problem is that I have no idea how to describe it. Wolf has created an entirely new world that, while lacking the true otherness of, say, one of […]
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC! Wow. I finished this book just a few minutes ago, and I’m reeling. In the best way! But I’m not at all sure how to describe what I just experienced. First off, Phoenix Extravagant took me completely by surprise; it was not the book I […]
This book was so beautiful…and so messy. I went in wanting to love it so badly; it sounded like it had been written for me! But it ended up being a serious struggle to finish, and to be honest if it had been any other book I would have DNF-ed it. I gave this one […]