Review: The Bird King, by G. Willow Wilson

I don't think I've ever read a both that's quite so lush and strange as The Bird King. It’s an unusual mash-up of the exotic, magic, and historical fiction; it’s a slow-burner, but rewards patient reading. It also contains some of the freshest twists on heroes, damsels in distress and villains that I’ve recently had the …

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Review: The True Queen, by Zen Cho

Hello everybody! I'm back from holiday, I've worked through all of my pre-written blog posts and I'm ready to dive back into the world of blog reviews. Believe me, I've read a lot over the past few weeks. And one of the first books I want to rave about is The True Queen. I like this book so …

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Review: The Fever King, by Victoria Lee

I don't think I've ever read anything quite like The Fever King. It's a vast, complex, multi-layered book that takes about five different plot threads and runs with them until you're struggling to keep up. It's a young adult dystopian queer fantasy (try saying that with a mouth full of marshmallows), and it makes for some gripping …

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Blog tour: The Everlasting Rose, by Dhonielle Clayton

It doesn't feel all that long since I read Dhonielle Clayton's debut novel The Belles, but here we are: the second book is out, and (spoiler alert) it's just as good as the first! What I forgot between finishing The Belles and starting on The Everlasting Rose was just how richly evocative Clayton's writing is. Everything is described in terms of …

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