Book Review

Seven Shades in Black

Title: Seven Shades in Black Author: Sam Sykes Publisher: April 2019, Orbit Books Blurb: Among humans, none have power like mages. And among mages, none have will like Sal the Cacophony. Once revered, now vagrant, she walks a wasteland scarred by generations of magical warfare. The Scar, a land torn between powerful empires, is where… Continue reading Seven Shades in Black

Book Review

Torn

Title: Torn Author: Rowenna Miller Publisher: March 2018, Orbit Books Blurb: A seamstress who stitches magic into clothing finds herself torn between loyalty to her brother and her secret love for a nobleman in this debut fantasy inspired by the French Revolution.  In a time of revolution, everyone must take a side. Sophie, a dressmaker… Continue reading Torn

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Qualities I Want in Books

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Qualities I Want in Books

Book Review

The Gutter Prayer

Title: The Gutter Prayer Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Publisher: January 2019, Orbit books Blurb: A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. The city has always been. The city must finally end. When three thieves - an… Continue reading The Gutter Prayer

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors, Now Favorites

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors, Now Favorites

Book Review

Charmcaster

Title: Charmcaster Author: Sebastien de Castell Publisher: Sept 2018, Orbit books Blurb: The third book in the page-turning Spellslinger fantasy series.  'I was getting almost as good at running away from enemies as I was at making them in the first place. Turns out, I wasn't running nearly fast enough.' Kellen has begun to master his spellslinging… Continue reading Charmcaster

Book Review

Wrath of Empire

Title: Wrath of Empire Author: Brian McClellan Publisher: May 2018, Orbit Books Blurb: The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them,… Continue reading Wrath of Empire