See the world anew in Robert Dinsdale’s Paris by Starlight

I knew my non-fiction reading streak couldn't continue for long... Honestly, this book came roaring out of the gates and ticked all my boxes straight off. Robert Dinsdale, I salute you, sir: you are a bloody genius. Paris by Starlight is a smorgasbord of delights- so much so that it's hard to know what to …

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A bit of girl power: kicking ass with YA heroines

We all like a bit of girl power, right? Well, these books have loads of it: the proper ass-kicking, sword wielding (mostly) kind of heroines that I always wanted to be when I was younger. And there's no better way to complement that than with a hefty dollop of fantasy alongside it. Since excellent heroines …

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Get your fantasy on with these six books

Lockdown has been a drag, but fortunately I've had plenty of reading to hand. And fantasy books are the best antidote of all to staying indoors: they let you travel to foreign lands, all inside the comfort of your own head! If you're looking for some fantastical inspiration, look no further: from space operas to …

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Star-crossed lovers: The Sky Weaver, by Kristen Ciccarelli

What do you get when you mix a thief and a solider with a huge dollop of mythology? The answer is another fantastic book from the queen of fantastic, Kristen Ciccarelli. I've made no secret of the fact that I adored the first two books in the Iskari series- The Last Namsara and The Caged …

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Magic horses, magic swords, magic everything: The Name of All Things, by Jenn Lyons

Woah. Jenn Lyons has done it again. If you thought that the first book in her series, The Ruin of Kings, wasn't enough of a no-holds-barred thrill ride, then wait until you get a load of the follow-up, The Name of All Things.  Jenn Lyons has taken everything about the first book and ramped it wayy up to …

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