Viking Fantasy Tale: Sky In The Deep

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Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young Can two warring tribes put aside their mutual hatred, differences, and unite in order to defeat greater enemy? Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young explores the most important human categories like: hatred, survival, family, betrayal, love; while at the same time giving us thrilling fantasy. STORY Seventeen-year-old […]

Steel, Blood, & Fire: When Fantasy Meets Dark

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Steel, Blood, & Fire by Allan Batchelder One of my favorite genres to read is definitely fantasy. When you devote yourself to a certain genre, it is no wonder that, at one point, you will start to notice how some figures, tropes, and even plots repeat in many fantasy books. As I started to read […]

Norse Mythology: Old Myths For Modern Readers

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is definitely one of the most exciting this year’s releases, and we can totally understand why. Not only does Gaiman’s Mythology center around the vivid, unforgettable Nordic myths, but it also tells the old stories in a more modern manner. WRITING As soon as you […]

Heartless: Alice in Wonderland Retelling

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer Heartless is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland by Marissa Meyer, the author of popular Lunar Chronicles series. Retellings have always been somewhat troublesome. There are certain expectations from readers which have to be surpassed in order for a retelling to work. It also has to be quite original, and focused […]

And I Darken: Fierce Femininity


And I Darken by Kiersten White And I Darken is a dark, gritty and compelling novel, set in Transylvania at the height of the Ottoman Empire. Dealing with alternate history, it is more political than your typical YA fantasy, but that is also what makes this novel attractively original. STORY One thing that immediately intrigues […]

Dead Again: Murder Mystery

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Dead Again by Susan Lynn Solomon People are creatures of puzzles and riddles. That is the only way I can explain my secretive, yet undeniable attraction towards articles on unsolved murders, as well as the fiction books exploring such ‘cold cases’. That’s also the reason why I’ve picked up Dead Again by Susan Lynn Solomon. […]

Arrival: Detective & Alien World

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Arrival by Alex Slade I must admit I was quite intrigued by this book before I’d even picked it up. While I hadn’t read anything from Alex Slade before Arrival, the intriguing genre blend of science fiction and crime fiction appealed to me as much as its gorgeously designed book cover. STORY The first character […]

Six of Crows: Mischievous Heroes

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo I was waiting to read this book since it got published. After reading the Grisha trilogy which I loved (reviews of Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm), I had a lot of expectations for Six of Crows, but I’ve approached it carefully and I didn’t allow my expectations to […]

Uprooted: Fantasy and Folklore

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik The first thing that intrigued me about this book was the fact that it is a standalone fantasy book. I must confess, today you don’t see fantasy stand alones that much. It is more often that, if you choose to read a fantasy book, it’s probably going to be a part […]

The Assassin’s Blade: New Heroine

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The Heroine We Need Oh, this book. So many emotions about this book. STORIES Okay, let’s start from the beginning. The Assassin’s Blade is divided into 5 different (short) stories: The Assassin and The Pirate Lord, The Assassin and The Healer, The Assassin and The Desert, The Assassin and The Underworld, The Assassin and The […]