Review: ‘A Darker Shade of Magic’ by V.E Schwab

Blurb from Amazon: Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Traveler magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There is Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There is Red London, where life…

Review: ‘The Lie Tree’ by Frances Hardinge

Blurb from Amazon: Faith’s father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to…

Review:’The Sin Eater’s Daughter’ by Melinda Salisbury

Blurb from Amazon:   Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court. She’s the executioner. As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of…

Review: ‘Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet’ by Charlie N. Holmberg

Blurb from Amazon (scroll down for full review): Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from….

Review: ‘Stolen Away’ by Alyxandra Harvey

Blurb from Amazon: For seventeen years, Eloise Hart had no idea the world of Faery even existed. Now she has been abducted and trapped in the Rath of Lord Strahan, King of Faery. Strahan was only meant to rule for seven years, as Faery tradition dictates, and then give up his crown to another. But…

Review: ‘A Face like Glass’ by Frances Hardinge

  Blurb from Amazon: In the underground city of Caverna the world’s most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare…The people of Caverna are more ordinary, but for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person…