Review: ‘Lost Lake’ by Sarah Addison Allen

Blurb from GoodReads:  The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a life ago. Now Lost Lake is about…

Review: ‘Affinity’ by Sarah Waters

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ‘Beata Beatrix’ (‘Blessed Beatrice’) Oil on Canvas, c. 1863-1870 Blurb: An upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women’s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London’s grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work. Amongst Millbank’s murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by…

The Fairydust Book Blog’s Top 3 Books for Christmas!

Hey guys, as it’s Christmas I thought I’d do a special post on my top 3 favourite Christmas books, along with reviews! Enjoy! The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris Blurb from GoodReads: The wind has always dictated Vianne Rocher’s every move, buffeting her from the French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes to the crowded streets of Paris….

Review: ‘The Mermaid’s Sister’ by Carrie Anne Noble

Blurb from GoodReads: In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian, Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie’s healing potions; by night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara’s favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a…

Review:’Crooked Kingdom’ by Leigh Bardugo

Blurb from GoodReads:  Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on…

Review: ‘The Girl Who Chased the Moon’ by Sarah Addison Allen

  NOTE: This post discusses a fictional character who has a history of self-harm. If you find this distressing/triggering/upsetting then please feel free to not read this post. Blurb from GoodReads: Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life. Such as, why did…

Review: ‘Diving Belles’ by Lucy Wood

Blurb from GoodReads: Straying husbands lured into the sea can be fetched back, for a fee. Magpies whisper to lonely drivers late at night. Trees can make wishes come true – provided you know how to wish properly first. Houses creak, fill with water and keep a fretful watch on their inhabitants, straightening shower curtains…